“DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES”
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)