This morning, I was listening to a podcast discussing the Fox misinformation effect, and one of the assertions made in the podcast is that a large part of Fox's success is based on the production brilliance of Roger Ailes. An offhand comment in that podcast associates Roger Ailes with the Willie Horton attack ad from the 1988 George H.W. Bush election. I was vaguely familiar with the ad, and remember it being discussed in the Lee Atwater documentary, but the Roger Ailes connection was new information for me. However, Wikipedia has referencing indicating that the connection between Ailes and the Willie Horton advertisement is speculative. Surely there is more to this story. New information is welcome.