Crazy like a Fox News ex­ec­u­tive

Pow­er­house Ailes may be gone but his legacy lives on

The Province - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Roger Ailes helped make Fox News, as its found­ing CEO. He helped make Richard Nixon, Ron­ald Rea­gan, Ge­orge H.W. Bush and Don­ald Trump pres­i­dent, as a me­dia con­sul­tant and ad­viser. He re­signed from Fox in the wake of al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment, which con­tin­ued to ac­cu­mu­late even af­ter he left that post. And he died last year, aged 76.

Love him or hate him — and it’s fair to say that’s not a 50/50 split — there was much to say about the man, which di­rec­tor Alexis Bloom does in this por­trait of a right-wing su­per­star. Di­vide and Con­quer is avail­able on de­mand.


Roger Ailes is the sub­ject of Di­vide and Con­quer: The Story of Roger Ailes, a man who didn’t al­low scru­ples to in­ter­fere with what­ever he wanted.

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