Roger Ailes, with his creation of Fox News Channel, sought to give a voice to people ignored by the media and Hollywood elites — and he was not afraid to tell it to their face, reports
From the New York Times:
As Mr. Ailes saw it, his network was the only place in the news sphere for an audience that the mainstream media failed to appreciate and daily disrespected. Though Mr. Ailes became inconceivably wealthy during his career, he never lost sight of what bonded him with that audience: resentment for the “New York-Hollywood elitists” he believed populated the rest of the news media.
“They just believe what they believe and they think their job is to drag the rest of the redneck morons toward the light,” Mr. Ailes told me . . .