Matthew Yglesias

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Matthew Yglesias (1981-) is an American progressive political blogger[1] and fellow at the Action Fund of the Center for American Progress. Previously, he was an associate editor of the The Atlantic, a staff writer at The American Prospect, and an associate editor at Talking Points Memo. and associate editor of

Of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, he wrote "It’s worth considering the different incentives of a television executive trying to maximize ratings, a political operative trying to win elections, and an ideologue trying to push public policy in a specific direction. These are not the same thing." [2]


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  2. Matthew Yglesias (17 January 2010), "Politics and Ratings",