Idea For Fox Began With Roger Ailes In Nixon White House

Gawker uncovered this document showing how Roger Ailes came up with the idea of using television to circumvent the real news media to deliver “pro-administration” stories to viewers during the Nixon era. The advantage of television was that, “People are lazy. With television you just sit — watch — listen. The thinking is done for you.”

Richard Nixon didn’t survive, but Roger Ailes went on to put his plan into action at Fox.

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