As evidenced by the controversy now ranging between Bill O’Reilly of FOX News and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, Roger Ailes is the rare example of a newsman who makes headlines even while he and his minions cover the politics, entertainment and personalities of our time. Ailes has been instrumental in every notable advance in TV and broadcast news and many of the political and media milestones of the past generation. Kerwin Swint
has a new book about Ailes called Dark Genius: The Influential Career of Legendary Political Operative and FOX News Founder Roger Ailes
. Swint is an associate professor of political science at Kennesaw State University.