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Murdoch’s World by David Folkenflik

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AILES SEEKS A LEGACY

LIKE RUPERT MURDOCH, ROGER AILES insisted he had no time for people who obsessed on status such as college pedigrees, big journalism awards, or invitations to fancy, high-powered dinners on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Periodically he would register his disdain for such attributes while attending fancy, high-powered dinners on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

By 2011 Roger knew what kind of mark he had made at Fox News, an organization shaped in his own image, a concoction of show business, populist conservative politics, pugilism, and reporting. But there was the question of legacy—what would endure.

Ailes’s channel had helped ...

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