Ailes ouldn't have done it without an Unregulated Media. ( read No Longer Any Laws Protecting the Public from Monopolization. )
1941 Broadcaster can't own TV Stations that reach over 35% of Nation's Homes
1946 Major Networks Prohibited from buying Other Major Networks
1964 Broadcaster may not own more than one TV Station in the Same Market
then came Sock Puppet Reagan
1981 May now own SEVEN, later in 1985, TWELVE TV Stations
1985 Unlimited Commercial Time legalized
1987 Fairness Doctine eliminated - Stations on our Public Airwaves no longer must carry Contrasting Points of View
and then came Bill
1996 Telecommunications Act of 1996,
Radio Industry Cap eliminated, unlimited number of Radio Stations may now be owned.
Five entities, as of 2007, alone, controlled 75% of all Prime time Viewing
Digital TV Licenses, that would have been worth Billions to the US Treasury, given away to Broadcasters FOR FREE.
Broadcaster's accountability to the Public reduced.
Ailes was just another Pig at the Trough.