Fox News president Roger Ailes believes President Obama "likes to divide people into groups."
"He’s too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. He is busy trying to get everybody to hate each other," Ailes tells The New Republic‘s Eliza Gray in an interview for this week’s issue.
But the interview isn’t about Obama. It’s about Ailes, and his hopes to market Fox News to Hispanics, a group alienated by right-wing media and the Republican party, but one that — according to oft-repeated conventional wisdom about Hispanic values — can be brought back into the fold.
“I happen to think that the Latino audience is an essentially traditional audience and will go to Fox News for traditional American values,” Ailes tells Gray. It’s just that "Republicans haven’t used the right language… They keep talking about illegal immigration.”