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It s easy to make someone a monster - behind a Roger Ailes documentary

In Divide and Conquer, film-maker Alexis Bloom tackles the infamous Fox News head whose business smarts were offset by a history of sexually predatory behaviorRoger Ailes was a genius. He realized that short skirts and blond hair combined with heavy doses of racist fearmongering and hysterical patriotism could hook a cable TV audience of mostly old white male Americans, especially the type who thought of themselves as hardcore conservatives but who in fact were eager to get on board with the zaniest conspiracy theories – Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya – as long as it vindicated and reinforced their pinched worldview. Related: Icebox: the harrowing drama about child separation in America Continue reading...

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