What Roger Ailes Is Up Against
It will be much harder for the Fox Business Channel to replicate the success of the Fox News Channel for obvious reasons:
Fox News's bread and butter is the culture war, and it's forever inventing new campaigns to boil viewers' blood in the dead space between celebrity scandals. But how do you translate that to business? Where's the us-versus-them? The obvious answer would be to embrace O'Reilly-style ostentatious populism: the forgotten little guy against the sinister corporate interests. But that is, if anything, the opposite of what Ailes has in mind.