- Roger Ailes had a huge effect on American politics, Julian Zelizer writes
- Donald Trump's presidency and the empire Ailes built are directly linked, Zelizer writes
Julian Zelizer, a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University and a CNN political analyst, is the author of "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He's co-host of the "Politics & Polls" podcast. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)On Thursday morning, Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, died. His passing is big news.