Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

reggieandlee

(784 posts)
3. Ailes or Bannon... who is more extreme?
Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:29 PM
Aug 2017

Interesting point that you make, although I think that part of the answer lies in historical relativism. Ailes was extreme relative to the television news market as it existed when Fox News was founded -- every bit as mush as Bannon may appear now. Ailes became all the more so when the network enjoyed success. They are both extremely competitive and both extremely driven to succeed. And yes, Bannon's agenda is different than Fox. Bannon is purely based on ideology, where Fox is simply a functional propaganda arm for the Republican party and its personalities.

Latest Discussions»Editorials & Other Articles»BTRTN: Loose Bannon... Wa...»Reply #3