Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes ★★★★

This documentary about Roger Ailes, former chairman and CEO of Fox News, who died May 18, 2017 at age 77, explores his dark past of exploitation. This documentary establishes Roger Ailes character as a paranoid tyrant, arrested for carrying a firearm in Central Park; The doc also touches on Bill O’Reilly’s past. There have been many more allegations and settlements since. Mitch McConnell, Senior United States Senator for Kentucky, is shown as an example of a political figure Ailes was able to get into power through his influence at Fox News. He also helped elect Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush , and former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani. This certainly won’t be the only documentary made on this subject matter. Overall, very informative.