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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes is a movie starring Tony Waag, Babette Bombshell, and Catherine Corcoran. A documentary that explores the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes, from his early media influence on the...

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Divide y triunfarás. La historia de Roger Ailes, Manden bag Fox News, Untitled Roger Ailes Documentary, Diviser pour mieux régner: l'histoire de Roger Ailes, Sex, Trump & Fox News
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1 hours 47 minutes
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Alexis Bloom
Tony Waag, John Reardon, Babette Bombshell, Catherine Corcoran
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A documentary that explores the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes, from his early media influence on the Nixon presidency to his controversial leadership at Fox News.

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It is clear that Roger Ailes was someone who was seen as being right on with the company on issues like marriage equality and women. His name is synonymous with high profile success for Fox News. That success came to an end in 2015, when Ailes resigned as CEO of the cable news network. However, just months after that news, the film shows how he was forced out by the company that he helped to make successful. This documentary is about how Ailes manipulated the news and the media to help his brand at Fox News. While it is a disturbing subject that many in the media has used to help their own credibility, it was clear that Ailes also did this to his viewers to keep them watching. In fact, there were many "corporate speak" throughout the documentary to keep Ailes and Fox News alive. As a young journalist at Fox News, I feel as if I am privy to many of the ways the corporation abused and abused the viewers. To have a job where you are so dependent on the company you are working for is incredibly abusive to the viewer. As someone who felt comfortable with the type of media I work in, I was shocked to learn how much power the cable news company gave to the executives. It is clear that there is an irony of how much power the media gave to Ailes and Fox News and how much Ailes had over the news channel. As a journalist who was a loyal and supportive friend to Fox News, I believe that the documentary was extremely well done. Ailes' manipulative use of Fox News and his ability to control the news was extremely well documented. This documentary had an important message that was felt by many viewers. It was clear that Ailes was not being as open with the public as he was with the press, and that was a very disturbing topic that needed to be discussed. This film was very well done, and it will be a great help to all of the current employees who are interested in their future in journalism. I strongly recommend that anyone considering becoming a journalist does watch this film.

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Terry Baker

It is very painful to see these gay men who lived with Roger Ailes for 10 years as a smug high-placed person being cast aside by their many friends. Their vision of their careers, and their values, is rejected. The lessons from this time are so powerful it's difficult to get through. The true lesson is about listening to the right people, and being resilient to others' ideas and values. David Fienberg is a good human being who we have to love and respect in his interviews. Sadly, we don't get to hear him as much in this documentary. This is not just about the ten years, but about how the ABC News organization is treating its employees, and how to respond to a crisis. If you are working in media, and you don't have this kind of loyalty, you are a problem. I had a doctor, a cop, and a nurse working for me in television. I know the kind of hatred and fear that people have when a man like Roger Ailes is running the news. I hope that any women who have been in this field have the courage to make their story public. As for my experience, I think this story needs to be told.

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Jonathan T.

This movie is one of the most essential pieces of research into the story of how a TV executive who invented the programming idea first came to run the world's top-rated cable news channel and then use his power to destroy people's careers and livelihoods with the utmost clarity. A canny, brilliant marketing ploy, I must say. It also explains how conservative values in the corporate world, which had been largely unthought of, and might have justified them, came to be part of the ethos of a corporation. The story is compelling, informative, and worth checking out. I particularly liked it for its way of doing away with any attempts by an audience to relate to or empathize with the protagonist. This is really what makes this movie so important, in my opinion. At the same time, however, this is the first good movie about Roger Ailes. This movie takes the documentary approach, which I find a good thing in and of itself. One of the best features of this film is that it does not end there.

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Jason L.

As of the 1st October 2016 this film has a rating of 5.5/10. Despite being published on 24th October 2016 it only took 77 days to reach a rating of 4.8/10. This is pretty amazing considering the film is 88 minutes long and had to be put together in less than 3 months. 'The company' is a great documentary that shows Ailes's decline into madness and what people know from the outset about the man. The interviews are quite funny and the documentary makers should be congratulated for this one. As I stated in my summary, it is not that good at times, but still a solid and solid documentary.

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Doris L.

I first became aware of Roger Ailes when I was a junior in high school. The next time I heard of the disgraced Fox News anchor he was, not surprisingly, speaking with one of the employees at Fox News. I was fascinated by the director's film The Rush Hour 2, and was interested to see the book of the same name he had written and was making into a movie. Having never had a chance to watch The Rush Hour 2, I was curious to see what had happened to his former colleagues, especially Bill O'Reilly. The Rush Hour is not a must see. However, it does provide a valuable glimpse into the world of Ailes and his family, as well as into his news business. It tells the story of Roger Ailes' first couple of years at Fox News, then follows Ailes as he becomes embroiled in the company's sexual harassment scandal. It is an illuminating film that is well worth watching. However, it does not tell a full story. Rather, the film begins with the Fox News employees who do not leave after the scandal is revealed and is then followed by the moments before Ailes' resignation. While this documentary does not attempt to be a complete history of Ailes' career, it does tell a story and is a good summary of his actions. The film is not without problems. While the film does not try to be a comprehensive history of Fox News, it does move too slowly to be an impressive piece of work. The documentary comes off like an extended episode of daytime television. This may be a good or bad thing. Either way, it does not make the film great. The documentary comes off as a bit hard on Ailes, and his apologists. Ailes is portrayed as a charming eccentric, and his "lives in a bubble" comments are more or less accurate. However, the documentary comes off as being far too nice, particularly towards the end. If you are looking for a great view of the man, then this documentary is not for you. The documentaries interviews are at times wonderful, but some of the conversations are overly friendly. Still, they are fascinating and deserve your attention. The documentary has its flaws, but is still worth your attention. If you are not interested in learning about the world of Fox News, then this is not the film for you. However, if you are interested in the inner workings of a news organization, then this is definitely a documentary for you.

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The old guys at Fox News once thought that they could get away with saying what they wanted about the news. They said they were the next generation of Fox News. As the younger generation, they knew better. And now, the younger generations of Fox News have it all figured out. The older Fox Newsers think they can get away with saying what they want. It's about time for the old guys to start saying what they think. And I thought that Roger Ailes was a good guy. This movie is about him and his life. It's also about how he did what he did. I think that if you know Roger Ailes, you should enjoy the movie. It's not one you'll remember, but it is an entertaining one.

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I found this movie very moving. I found it incredibly sad. However, the messages were too profound and original to just be sad. It is also sad because there are a number of people that want to eliminate him because of these false accusations. I think this movie is very well done. It shows the real power of a company. It shows how viciously he would pursue his enemies. I think the producers did a great job, but I think the message could have been better expressed.

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Mr. Ailes is the man who turned the Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse, and also the man who brought us the infamous 24. This movie is a good look at the man. It's also a look at how that power led to corruption and lies, while at the same time it created a great environment for a conservative (right-leaning) talk show host to flourish. Also, it's about how, now that Fox has become a ratings powerhouse, that will lead to a lot of liberal shows running on the network. This movie was produced by James Carville, who started the career of Donald Trump in reality TV. I highly recommend watching this documentary as it sheds some light on Roger Ailes and how he became one of the most influential news personalities and was able to dominate the ratings for Fox News. This is also a great movie to see if you want a visual treat.

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Adam Stevens

Roger Ailes has done more harm than good to America. He's had the success of Fox News, but has not had any success in providing more insight into how cable news works. Fox has been a shock to the system, and Ailes has been a shock to the system. Although this documentary is far from flawless, it is an excellent look at the man behind the world's most powerful news network. This documentary is also a wake-up call to the US politicians who've often claimed that this is the only way to support the middle class. This documentary will remind you that government has never been a source of great economic prosperity and that the system that provides "essential government services" is not always the best way to do business. For example, the Iraq War and health care have both been disastrous to the United States, yet Congress was almost unanimous in backing it up. A prominent Democratic senator stated, "We don't even know where the money went." If Ailes is correct, then what is the point of the War on Terror? What is the point of wars? Isn't it better to focus on the greatest evil and commit to victory? If you are a fan of Fox News, you must watch this documentary.

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Kimberly Perry

I'm not a great fan of Roger Ailes but I found this film very interesting. I don't think the film was very well made but it was really good. I would recommend this film to anyone who liked his work on Fox News. I think that everyone who watches this film should be interested in what Ailes has done to make his own brand. What's the lesson? If you look closely at his comments, it's clear that he sees himself as a "master of his own domain". I think that it's very important for everyone to realize that Fox News is a for-profit business and Ailes was a huge part of that. The lessons that this film teaches are very interesting and the film does a good job of presenting them. I have some questions about some of the interviews with Ailes, but I'm sure that the filmmakers have some answers for that.

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Joan P.

If you're a long-time TV viewer, you will love this documentary. It's a fascinating history lesson about the rise of a powerful media mogul, including his early experiences with racism, exploitation, and other prejudices. Even today, this is something that anyone of any background or political affiliation can learn from. The movie was very well done, and very well directed, although I was a little disappointed that the movie went so slow and didn't cover the early 80's. All in all, I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who has never seen any of the Ailes films or heard of him. And it is so worth it to sit down and watch. It's one of those movies that you need to own, and you will be getting a lot out of it.

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Joyce M.

I recently watched the doc "Roger Ailes: The Truth About Roger Ailes" which was narrated by Bill O'Reilly. I found the documentary to be very thorough and informative and really makes you think. It also gives you an inside look into Ailes' world of politics, the Fox News network and the O'Reilly family. It gives you a real sense of how Ailes operates, what the network was like at its peak and how things turned into a mess. It shows you how Ailes manipulated people and how he would prey on vulnerable people for his own gain. This is the kind of documentary that you want to have on your shelf when you are watching a movie or a documentary. It shows you how he has a good heart and how he really wanted to do good. I was very impressed with the doc. I thought that Bill O'Reilly was excellent in his narration. He was very eloquent and very insightful and I really found myself wanting to talk to him after the doc. Overall, this documentary was very informative and very well done. I highly recommend it.

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Jordan D.

If you thought the vileness of the politics of the Trump era was bad enough, this documentary will make you realise that for some, it is very much worse. This was an excellent movie, especially if you have a vested interest in the way things are going in your own part of the world.

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I'm now a fan of this film! I had the chance to see it at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. I am still a fan of Fox News. When it came out, I got excited. Fox News, and Fox Business Network was my favorite news source. I knew that there would be a documentary that would cover the Ailes-Fox News relationship. I knew that this was going to be more of an investigative piece about the relationship between Ailes and Fox News, instead of just the couple issues. But, it wasn't until I watched it that I was just shocked. I didn't expect it to be so personal. I thought that the film was going to be more about how Roger Ailes got elected. There's also a little more of a personal attack on Fox News itself. But, it is still very much a Fox News documentary. It is almost like a documentary of Roger Ailes, and his co-workers. I mean, you can't be objective about this. How Roger Ailes got to be the most powerful man in the country, is fascinating. But, the documentary itself does show you his true colors. That is his personality. I really enjoyed this documentary because it gave me a good insight into Fox News, and how it was going to be covered by this documentary. I was a fan of Roger Ailes before I even knew who he was. I never knew anything about him before watching this documentary. I was interested to see how he got to be the head of Fox News. I also was interested in seeing the behind-the-scenes of Fox News. The behind-the-scenes show was pretty interesting. It showed me how Roger Ailes and Roger Ailes' staff had to work with the networks news chief (Howard Kurtz). It showed how the news chief (Howard Kurtz) did his own thing, and how Roger Ailes did the same thing, and what they did in the building, at their desk, at the studio, on the air. It was interesting to see how a news-obsessed man like Roger Ailes could find ways to make it his way to be the news, and how he gets other news-obsessed men, who were so powerful to work with him. The film showed us the staff, the management, and the ideas that made Roger Ailes, and the reason why he was successful in becoming the news king, over the previous person who was very powerful. So, I think it was really good to watch this documentary. It is very informative and gives us a good insight into how the two men met, and how Roger Ailes became what he became. It shows us the reasons behind why Fox News was in business, and what they did. It shows us why it was successful. It shows us the problems that they had with the news media. It shows us how they changed Fox News from being a news source to a news channel. It shows us how they were successful at being so powerful to be able to put the same thing to advertisers. I also liked the fact that it showed how Roger Ailes has a daughter, and how he has a son and a daughter-in-law. This film is a documentary, so it is a good one for me to watch. I think you'll enjoy it, and be surprised.

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Crystal McCoy

This is a nice overview of a major event in the history of the American media. The film is a combination of interviews with all the key players, and informative and entertaining writing and graphics. The interviews are balanced and made a bit more interesting by the fact that they were not all news interviews. The interviews were mostly with journalists, commentators, and politicians who had had influence on the direction of the media. The film is divided into five sections, and each section ends on a note that is more or less interesting. For example, the first section is a "Who Will Win the Election?" segment. The next section is the "Gender Divide" segment. The next section is the "The Media" segment. The last section is the "The Impact of the Media" segment. Overall, I found this film to be very informative, entertaining, and informative on a number of different levels. It has some of the most interesting interviews in the film, and some of the most interesting writing in the film. My vote for the best documentary film of the year goes to The Story of O and U. Both are excellent films, but O is more entertaining. The fact that it is not news is what makes it more interesting. The most interesting thing about O is that the film is about a very complicated subject, and does not attempt to make a political statement on the media. If you liked The Story of O, you will probably also like The Story of U, which is also a very entertaining film. My vote for the best documentary of the year goes to the excellent film, The Story of O and U.

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This movie is very powerful. If your just thinking about all the times that Fox News went in another direction then this movie will take you there and show you the real truth behind all the Ailes stories. This movie will show you how Ailes manipulates the media to keep his grip on power and how his name is linked to every major story in this country. This movie is a must see for people who are looking to make an informed decision.

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The documentary was superbly done. A lot of people may not have been familiar with the term "Bill O'Reilly" to begin with, but if you are, you will understand the right way to see the show he does, but he does it so well. If you don't know him, I would say watch the show first, then the documentary and it will be easy to understand him, the show, and what he's done. I was surprised with the interviews he did. There were some that were very graphic, but I don't think that should be in a documentary. A lot of people have taken a lot of criticism of Bill O'Reilly, and I think it is warranted. The documentary is a great way to understand what the network did to help him become the most powerful man in television. It is also a great way to understand the kind of man he is, and the kind of influence he had on America. One thing that you will learn from this documentary is that the same things that got him into the news business, got him into the news business, and what he did with it. It is a great documentary, and you will not be disappointed.

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This is a beautiful film. A bit too long in places, but it's so beautiful and so thorough that you'll feel as if you've witnessed a hundred years of history unfold before your eyes. The topics covered are rather wide-ranging, but it's the details that make this such a fascinating film. That's what's really enjoyable about it. After seeing it I felt a bit like a kid again, just observing these fascinating people, always shocked and fascinated by the world they live in and in how it all connects, but never knowing it or what they are. For that reason alone it's worth seeing. It also gives you a sense of the complexity and nature of what goes on with a company like Fox News. People are not all alike. One of my favorite characters, Ed Meese, who is also the lead in the documentary, compares it to family. He likens it to the history of "family" in the USA. It's not really family but it's really the best that family has to offer, especially in the case of those who are in denial. In this case it's true, the corporate culture in the Fox News network is far different from the public image that has built up around it. In the public they are the good guys, but at Fox News it's always more about how they can do more, how they can do more with less. They are ruthless and just like many others who have managed to run a company like Fox News they have an attitude of self-delusion, a feigned sense of superiority that they know they're not really good at doing, they're just doing the best they can, and they know they're not the best. They are indeed very rich and they have a good life. That's what you want from a documentary but it's not enough. You want to see a lot of details. You want to see the detail that is not going to be in the show and the detail that's going to be in the show but you don't know that. The really interesting thing about this documentary is that there are no stars or no person-of-the-moment, but just the people who are involved in this company. They are the people who run the company and everyone else is just a cog in this machine. This is how the public sees the people, but it's not really true. There are always smart people and there are always some dumb people and that's what makes the difference between the two sides of this system, how successful it is, and how people should see it. I think that's what this documentary wants to show, that we need a little more detail, that we need to be a little bit more informed about the forces that control the networks, the media, and the films that they sell to us. I think a lot of people would say that this documentary is too boring, that it is not very interesting or that it's not entertaining, but I think it's the right thing to do. You can't have enough information. Every second you spend watching the film is a minute of more information that you can learn from and that's what the whole documentary is about.

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Madison Mills

I saw this on IFC, it was the worst thing I have ever seen. In fact, I have watched the entirety of this terrible movie. It made me want to die. I'm not joking. My husband and I were both extremely disturbed by the hateful and vulgar commentary, and the fact that it was directed at anyone who might have had any influence on her job, let alone her life, was very clear. She tried to ignore it, and this ruined our lives. For a woman who could have made a great difference in the world, this was a complete waste of life. I can't imagine that anyone would ever think it was OK to use the N-word in front of her employer or on her workplace. If I could take the time to send a copy of this movie back to the producer, I would, but my husband would think he's doing a favour to me, to get my husband to the hospital and be taken away from us. We would need it to see that we are not alone. It is a horrible piece of garbage.

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A perfect example of how the media hijacks a film to make it not so much about the news but about the person behind the news.

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The first two parts of Roger Ailes: The "Truth" are a great explanation of his life, and the destruction of the network. The third part is an explanation of his downfall and the revelations of his faults. What I don't understand is why was the word "comedy" used in the headline. It doesn't mean that the documentary is going to be funny. It is a serious documentary. I would have rather that they included the part where he admitted to his faults and problems, instead of mentioning them as if they were jokes. I don't think it would have been worth it. It was a great movie, and I'm glad that it was released. The video version is pretty good, but the audio version is quite good as well.

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This movie really amazes me how many people are so blinded by their own ignorance. It's incredible that anyone would choose to put their children and others into the hands of a person who would have created such a culture and the hate he and his crew would unleash against them and their families. All I could imagine was how they would go after the women, telling them they were trash to become sexually available to the family. What a bastard. No one should be ashamed to admit to that, especially someone who would have been a successful CEO if he hadn't been, and a supporter of the Republican Party and Ted Cruz in the primaries. Many people seem to have forgotten that Roger Ailes was given access to the highest levels of the Republican Party, and is a critic of current administration. This movie is as damning and shocking as it is eye opening. My congratulations to Michael Moore for what he did.

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Dorothy M.

I had never heard of this film before, so I watched it about 2 hours ago, and I was completely amazed. It's about the fact that a guy named Roger Ailes who was previously the head of Fox News became a paranoid right-wing activist and eventually became a white supremacist, using his connections in the entertainment industry and politics to get attention from the media. He was eventually fired by Fox News after taking a public stance against gay people and then started spreading that stance to Fox News, and was later allowed back onto Fox News as a full-time employee after a series of scandals. The film covers all aspects of his career, from his transition from the entertainment industry to the news industry, to his problems with the left, and how he was able to eventually forge a friendship with former President Bill Clinton, to his departure from Fox News, and his efforts to gain money from his ability to put Fox News on the air. It was a very intriguing film, and I really enjoyed it.

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Olivia H.

Wow! Some films are difficult to watch because they may hold the important lessons about the lives of the main characters, or for that matter, the entire population. This film is not one of those films. This film is a must see! I was shocked to see that many people in the public at large knew nothing of this history. When this documentary was first shown on TV, I had read the articles, watched the documentaries, etc., and had zero idea that a man who ruled CNN, FOX, and NBC, and was married to one of the most powerful women in the world, had no idea of his secret life. The people who were interviewed for this documentary were amazing! Their comments were balanced, their stories were human, and they gave insight into the world of the powerful and the powerful men. The interviews ranged from the powerful to the powerful women, and all who wanted to contribute to this story. I highly recommend this film to everyone who wants to learn more about our society and the problems we have. I would recommend it to anyone who has ever worked in the media industry. This documentary is a must see!

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Kevin Harris

I find it funny that many of the comments here say that the video is not "real" and it's just a commentary on Fox News. Those people should watch a good documentary instead of watching this garbage. Fox is all the rage right now and it's no secret that Fox is what's making people's minds on who the next president will be. I think Fox is to blame for this poll and this controversy. This movie tells a completely different story. It shows the way Fox works. A "show" that feels like a show because the commercials are used to cover up the fact that this is a show. This movie is just an introduction to the history of Fox and Roger Ailes.

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Helen Grant

Roger Ailes, the disgraced Fox News head, is interviewed in the film, "Roger Ailes: The Troll, the Whistleblower and the Damsel in Distress," and reveals how the media was manipulated by a company of the highest caliber and how, at age 60, he still controls his life with the power of fear. Interviewed over a period of approximately nine hours, the film is informative, entertaining and sometimes deeply emotional. Ailes is interviewed by journalist Horst Schwadel, who wants to cover his work on the Fox News Channel. He believes that Fox News may be the only place where America's conservative political bias comes from. Ailes, whose first name is actually Roger, vehemently denies that he ever worked for Fox News. Instead, he is extremely likable and sincere. He explains that he learned how to run a news organization from the news magazines, not the talk shows. He became a serial predator when he was a cameraman for the Howard Stern show, and when he was named the president of Fox News in 1996. He admits to being a very wealthy man who supported his illegal sexual harassment of many women because he wanted to get money for his business. He also admits to masturbating with women. His female colleagues also admitted to sleeping with him in the office. And, while Fox News has actually been criticized for not having many complaints against it, it actually got away with a lot. When they were hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit, their response was, "These women are hysterical." But, when challenged, Ailes admits that he was not the person who allegedly harassed these women. What he claims to be the man who harassed these women is actually just a plain old man. He says, "He's not the guy who did what he did." He admits that he was shown confidential material and that his sexual harassment was not his intent. When asked if he intended to follow through with the company's agenda, he says, "There is no agenda." The culture at Fox News was very insular and very conservative. The viewers were not allowed to know anything about the various liberals. Many of the conservative guests were kept to themselves. Ailes, a friend of President Ronald Reagan, did not want a liberal guest to be on the show. Also, Ailes felt that the women in the newsroom were not attractive. He says that he was surprised to learn that John King, a former reporter for the Daily News and other conservative sources, was on the show. Also, he mentions Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly. Ailes claims that, "I took women who I liked. And I made it a point to get them in bed." He also confessed that he made fun of one of his female co-workers at the Daily News. She was so disgusted by the comments he made, she quit the Daily News and went to the Los Angeles Times. "I think she's a foxhole," he said. It's a very personal film for Ailes. He said, "People have been watching my life, they have been following me, they have been following me, watching me. And it is a different thing when you are a political pundit. A political pundit is somebody who has a point of view, somebody who is trying to get something of value out of something that the public has paid to see." The truth is that Fox News is not like any other network. Their ratings are incredibly high, and they are part of a cult-like cult of personality, and Ailes is a star. As the film ends, he declares that he loves the human race and is committed to its survival. He said, "All I ever wanted was a family." He also said that he wanted to be remembered for his ability to destroy. He says, "The media, the lies, the dishonesty, the fucking lies." It's a very

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Raymond W.

I saw this documentary at the Electronic Arts Cinema in Seattle, which is the second largest theater in the world. The theater is located next to a Disney World Theme Park. I never attend a theme park, but as a fan of Disney World, I made sure I would go to the Electronic Arts Cinema. There is an awesome new movie coming out called "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". It is a very new story line, and the thing I liked most about the movie was the way the story was told, which was very similar to the original story. A lot of people have criticized this movie, but I have seen it, and I liked it very much. I did not know how important Steve Jobs was until this movie, and the way he was portrayed was very inspiring. The fact that he gave up Apple for Jobs was very inspirational. It was not "Apple" but Steve Jobs. I think we should see this movie to get the context of the man and the legend. I like this movie because it has not been good liked on the American box office. It is definitely worth seeing.

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Christopher S.

Roger Ailes is a very interesting man, and his story is a fascinating one. As a matter of fact, there was a time when he was not only a very important person in TV, but also in the Republican party. If you have ever wondered who was the most influential person in the Republican party during the 1970s, this documentary will not disappoint you. It will show you that Ailes was in the center of it, but who really made the difference was Ronald Reagan. Ailes and Reagan were the two "brains" of the Republican party, and this documentary will tell you why. As for the film itself, it is very good, and the interviews with Ailes and others, as well as the film itself, are very interesting. It is worth seeing, and I would definitely recommend it to people. I give it a B+

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Carolyn D.

This documentary focuses on the life and times of Roger Ailes and the Fox News Channel, a cable news channel. It contains interviews from people who worked with Ailes during his tenure and others who worked for Fox News and other news networks. The topics covered include: the resignation of Roger Ailes, Ailes' influence on the news, the "Roger Ailes Rule", the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, and the media's coverage of Trump. There are also some brief segments about other news organizations and major news events that the media covered during Roger Ailes' tenure, such as the Watergate scandal. The media's treatment of Trump was also covered, with one segment showing the network's coverage of Trump's inauguration, which was an abysmal failure. Another segment looked at Fox News' coverage of Trump during the campaign, and several segments dealt with the Fox News "Ailes Rule", which is a set of rules that Ailes instituted and that most news organizations followed. Other segments focused on the media's coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, the birther issue, the Iraq War, and the New York Times. Overall, this was a good documentary, which is the first of its kind for Fox News.

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Janice R.

I'm a fan of Fox News, but I've never been a fan of Roger Ailes. I was impressed by the way Ailes was treated when he was fired. If he could make Fox News look like a high quality news network, then I'm sure he could make the conservative media company that the Murdochs are now controlling look like the old fashioned news companies that existed in the early days of America. As it turned out, the Murdochs did just that. I remember when the initial report on the Obama-Biden campaign had the left trying to shut down Fox News. They had been running articles about it for months. Ailes was forced to confront the truth. I guess that's why I'm not as angry about the fact that Fox News turned into a right wing propaganda machine. The biggest problem I have with this documentary is that it ends with Roger Ailes being shown in the same light as the rest of the network. It's as if we have now seen the whole picture of the man and Fox News. It's also as if we have now seen the whole picture of the man and his wife. It's not clear whether Ailes knew what he was doing or not. Ailes may have made mistakes, but it's hard to think of a person who was more careless with the truth in his business. He also made a lot of mistakes in the time that he was in charge of Fox News. But the problem is that it's hard to tell a story about a man who had a lot of success but then became a great liar. He was not the type of person who would admit he was wrong, he would spin things and make excuses for the mistakes he made. I think that's why I don't think this film is a good indictment of Ailes. The film is not about the man, it's about the lies he told. This is not a film about Ailes. It's about a man who made a lot of mistakes. I'm not a Roger Ailes fan, but this is a good documentary about him and Fox News. It's a shame that he's gone. He had a lot of power, and he knew how to use it. Hopefully, he will be remembered for the people he was able to shape into successful companies.

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I'm not going to get into the details of the story here. If you have seen the film and know more about it, I would love to know more about it. Just know that the movie is informative and very well done. It seems to be missing a little more detail than most documentaries. I also would like to know more about Roger Ailes. I have always been interested in the career of Roger Ailes. I have always enjoyed watching all of his shows and all of the various talking heads he has interviewed. However, I have never really gotten a true understanding of what made Roger Ailes the way he was. As I am a big fan of his, I have always been curious to know more about him. I also have always enjoyed watching his interview segments, and I have always enjoyed watching this documentary. I would say that this is an excellent documentary. I would recommend it to anyone. It is informative, entertaining, and entertaining in its own way.

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Rose B.

What is the worst thing about this documentary? It's that it's not as long as I was expecting, but it's also not as bad as I thought it was. It's a very interesting look at the Fox News empire and at the way that powerful individuals could do whatever they wanted and still have their way, even if it was by using the power to abuse their power. The documentary is divided into three parts and it's all very informative, although it does have the annoying habit of introducing one of the subjects as a celebrity (before they are even in the room) and it's done so on the very first shot. I would have loved to have seen a documentary with all the interviews as well. I do have to give some credit to Bill O'Reilly though, because although he is very high profile he's actually pretty funny in the documentary, even if you can't take him seriously. I also think that it's quite touching when he says, "I want to make sure we don't go into the territory of the more violent, more obnoxious, more raunchy, more foul-mouthed people and the more intelligent people in the newsrooms". In other words, he doesn't want to be associated with the people who do that. And even though there are some very harsh things said about Hillary Clinton, it's still a very respectful documentary. I think it's a great documentary that deserves to be seen.