“DI­VIDE AND CON­QUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES”

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - On Tv -

Both leg­endary and con­tro­ver­sial for his rule of Fox News when it came into its own, and for many years there­after, the late Ailes is re­called in Alexis Bloom’s warts-and-all doc­u­men­tary that am­ply notes the siz­able in­flu­ence in the po­lit­i­cal spec­trum that Ailes had. It also traces sit­u­a­tions that ul­ti­mately added up to Ailes’ ouster from Fox ... not long be­fore his death, as it turned out. His ties to “The O’Reilly Fac­tor’s” Bill O’Reilly get par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion, and among those of­fer­ing re­flec­tive com­ments are Glenn Beck and ac­tor Austin Pendle­ton (“What’s Up, Doc?”), an Ailes friend from child­hood.

★★★ (Not rated: AS, P)

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