In a postscript to the passing of former Gov. Jim Holshouser, there is a story that Roger Ailes tells of the 1972 campaign.
Ailes, who is now head of Fox News, was then working as a media political consultant and Holshouser was one of his first political clients. (Ailes was also working for President Richard Nixon that year.)
Holshouser was one of Ailes' first clients. Court-ordered school busing was a hot topic, and according to Zev Chafets' biography, "Roger Ailes: Off Camera," he had convince Holshouser to oppose busing.
"Holshouser's Democratic opponent was opposed to busing, so it didn't seem like a problem until the candidate told Ailes that it was," Chafets writes. 'We are going to support busing,' he told his consultant.'''