Film Review: DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES (USA 2018) ***1/2

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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.

Director:

Alexis Bloom

Alexis Bloom’s Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes is a timely documentary (in the era of all the sexual abuse allegations) that charts the rise and fall of the late Republican Party booster and controversial Fox News mogul, Roger Ailes who crashed amid multiple sexual harassment allegations.

Roger Ailes is first shown in the doc as an elderly successful man.  Director Alexis Bloom quickly and very efficiently brings the audiences up to date to what they are in store for.  A big scandal.  The audiences is shown Ailes as a kid and young man with old photos and a voiceover that updates the audience…

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