فيلم Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

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...

Other Titles
Diviser pour mieux régner: l'histoire de Roger Ailes, Sex, Trump & Fox News, Untitled Roger Ailes Documentary, Divide y triunfarás. La historia de Roger Ailes, Manden bag Fox News
Running Time
1 hours 47 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Alexis Bloom
Actors
Babette Bombshell, Catherine Corcoran, Tony Waag, John Reardon
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about documentary «Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes» (21)

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Helen Matthews

This movie is very interesting. I didn't know much about Roger Ailes before this movie but I thought that he was a very nice man. He did what he wanted and was very arrogant. I loved this movie because it made me feel what Roger Ailes was like. His last few years were nothing like what I thought. He wanted to destroy the company, have control over what people saw on television. He was nothing like he was portrayed to be. I really liked the fact that people hated him so much because they were afraid of him. This movie is really a must see. This is a great movie.

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Eugene R.

This film, produced in conjunction with Fox News, is a must-see. Its political angle is surprisingly subtle and not overplayed, and its impact is immediate. As Fox's new CEO, Roger Ailes has created an organization that is both ruthless and subtle at the same time. As the documentary shows, Fox News viewers are often asked to accept the candidate they see on TV - much like voters are often asked to accept the candidates that are presented on the TV news, but not the news themselves. And yet, how often do we hear these candidates say, "I believe in the Bible"? We expect more from Fox than from our own government. That is the power of the film. The film is not perfect - it's far too long - but is a strong introduction to Roger Ailes, and his impact on American politics. It shows the complex power that Ailes wielded over his media empire, and the political apparatus that he helped to create. It's fascinating to see how Fox has changed over the years - the company is no longer a channel for ideas. Rather, it's a channel for opinion, and opinions that are always pro-Fox, regardless of what the facts say. What's more, Fox has become increasingly un-American. As the film is titled, it may be too good a title. But the title works. It captures the strength and influence of Roger Ailes and Fox News. They still exist, and will continue to exist. But the legacy that they have left is a reflection of their influence. They will keep doing that for as long as they live. What this film is not is a pro-Ailes film. It's not the film that would have it turn the tide of public opinion in favor of his views. It's not even a documentary about Ailes. It's the film that looks at his career, and how it helped shape America. The political angle is, at best, one of the more interesting parts of this film. But it is still the political angle. It's not a documentary about Fox News or Roger Ailes. It's a film about Roger Ailes, and Fox News, and their impact on American politics. That's where it really belongs. And that is the point of this film. So, I strongly urge all who see this film to see it. You may not like it, but it's not about you.

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Jack

I was a part of the Clinton administration and I am still a believer that what goes around comes around, we do what we can to make it work, and that is what this documentary was about. The bottom line is, anyone who is trying to get the story to the press is an enemy of this country and that is why people don't like Bill Clinton or Sean Penn, they are not our enemies. I am not a Democrat, and I am not a Republican, I am an Independent, but this film was about how this president tried to shape his administration into the most media controlled. I am sure there will be another round of attacks on Mr. Penn's motives and I will be following the film closely. To all the haters, I ask you to look at the big picture and realize the reality of the situation. I believe that every person who worked with Mr. Penn and Mr. Clinton must be able to look at the facts and they must realize that the film will be of interest to them.

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Paul Vasquez

A must see for any progressive or Democrat that is still concerned about our current party system. Could it be that there is a "liberal" movement that is still "white." If this were true, the Republican party would not have been able to win the presidency with George W. Bush and the conservative party. Yes, the Democrats have some people in their ranks that are in no way progressive. But it is to the credit of the Republicans that they have been able to take power in both the House and the Senate in the last 10 years, while the Democrats have been weakened and are now in decline. Yes, this is a documentary that is based on the news and the politics of the last 10 years. And to be sure, the subject matter is very "off-color." However, it is not offensive. It is political commentary that may be off-color, but should not be seen as a light-hearted laughing stock. The documentary is very enlightening about how this thing has become corrupted and broken, and how the various sides in the media and politics have become so polarized. This is an important documentary that can help any Democrat who is still concerned about our current system.

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Madison

I've been going to my local movie theater for over 10 years. I am usually the first person in line and get the last seat to see a film. I felt this was a great film to see. I'm not a fan of politics but this film was very well done. Not to mention, it showed how the production of this film was able to come to fruition. I have been a supporter of the "Fox News Channel" for many years and thought this was a very powerful film that is very well done. I would recommend this to anyone that would like to see how the Fox News Channel was able to come to fruition.

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Julia

Being a huge fan of the Clinton and Bush administrations, I wanted to watch this to see how it compares to the current administration. I was very disappointed by the recent revelations about the former administration's rampant misogyny, sexism, and blatant conflicts of interest. That is, of course, all long-since long-ago. This documentary focused on what the current administration did that was really wrong. It also looks at the conspiracy surrounding Fox News. The most disappointing part was the fact that the current administration never once is mentioned. It felt like they were spending much more time bashing Donald Trump than they were actually attacking the current administration. The director, Megyn Kelly, interviews many current and former Fox News employees who are in the news. They're very nice people, but their professionalism never rises above what a person like Roger Ailes would want. Even some of the women interviewed are downplaying the personal attacks they get. This documentary is a must-see.

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Sean

I watched this on a Sunday night at my parents home. I had never been so amazed by the level of corruption on the airwaves that I felt compelled to take a video camera out to film this documentary. It was also on a Sunday night. Now, I normally don't write reviews on anything. I would usually just want to be a part of the conversation. But I was drawn in by the quality of the writing and the quality of the presentation. I ended up watching the whole thing in one go. It wasn't a simple event, nor was it just a simple movie. I truly believe that this is a MUST SEE. Also, I was able to experience the entire story of this to-be-executed documentary. I felt that the actual footage and the delivery of it were very well done. A must see.

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Austin Martinez

It is a shame that no TV station in the U.S. would broadcast this kind of documentary about this wonderful man, who has done so much for the television industry. When I was growing up I heard a lot about the woman that he was, the man that Fox News had, the man that did so much for television, and the man that gave us the World Cup. It was fun to watch and learn about a man who was so much more than what the public had ever heard about him. I would love to see this story told again!

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Jacqueline Martin

I would not hesitate to recommend this film to anyone. It is a must see for any media person. It was even more powerful for me because I am a feminist. If you think there are more important issues than this one, you are nuts. Watch the film. Or, better yet, get out there and buy a copy. It was well worth the price of the DVD.

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Diane B.

I was somewhat disappointed when I read the reviews of this documentary. I watched the film and thought it was very well done and it did a good job of showing me all sides of what I expected to hear. The film focuses on the rise and fall of Roger Ailes, who in the 70's and 80's was one of the biggest personalities in American media. He controlled the biggest news organizations in the world and was at the center of many controversies. The film concentrates on what happened after he left Fox News, but the reason I wanted to watch it is because of Ailes. He is considered one of the most influential media figures in America and the film is a look at how his influence has been and how his downfall has been affecting the future of the media. I've seen other documentaries about the dot-com bubble and how some of the people involved in it became wealthy and rich and influential. However, this documentary focuses on the downfall of Roger Ailes and how it affected media organizations throughout the world. A lot of the blame falls on the Bush administration. In my opinion, the Bush administration is the most evil of the modern day presidents. The president and his administration destroyed the country and many people thought that the media was "enlightened" when the media turned on the president. The documentary is a great look at a once powerful man and his downfall and how he was able to survive. I think this film is a good documentary and should be seen by everyone.

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Gary R.

I'm one of the few people in the world who is aware of how much of a media man Roger Ailes is. I've been in the Fox News family for 20 years, which means I've covered a lot of the world. Most of my career was working at the network, and I think Roger Ailes is one of the great media men of the last 20 years. I was lucky to have been able to interview Roger a few times, and even though I always found him likable, I never had an explanation for the way he thought about TV. I was interested in what would become of Ailes when he died, and this film really did give me an explanation. The film's title is a good description, and while Ailes made a lot of money, the question of whether Ailes was a "good guy" or a "bad guy" has gone unanswered. We see Roger firing people in the newsroom, we see him hounding his friends, and we see him smiling about a job well done. We see him trying to salvage a network that he and his family had built. It was fun to watch him in his limelight, but also to watch him in his shadow. For me, I am glad that his legacy is forever linked to Fox News, and I'm glad that Roger Ailes has finally come to an end.

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Nicholas L.

I really enjoyed this movie. It shows the evolution of a guy who became the Fox News CEO. What I liked best was the part when they showed his obsession about his daughter, the picture she gave him, and his treatment of her. The part when he was doing his own interview with his wife on the sofa and his wife started to talk about how her husband treated her, was very touching. I also liked the part when they showed his obsession about having the fastest internet connection possible. That was very touching, as well as the part where he talked about his daughter. The part where he got on his phone and read a message from a number of people about his daughter, and they said that their children had been abused and the fact that they had no one to turn to for help. That was very touching. My favorite part was when he told his daughter how she wasn't a victim. That was very touching, and it showed his determination to help her and to be the best father he could be. That made me cry, as well as the part when he talked about what his daughter did, and how he would try to stop it. Overall, I highly recommend this movie. I also highly recommend anyone to watch it.

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Carl B.

I went into the documentary expecting to be hit over the head with the crazy antics of Roger Ailes. But I was not. Rather, I was stunned. To say that I was moved by this story is an understatement. I can tell by the tears and by the quiet and lingering questions that were asked of me, that this film was actually made for me. After seeing this film, I felt a little more prepared for my comments and what I would say to my colleagues. The film starts with a look at the late and great Roger Ailes. It was always known that Ailes was a bit of an oddball. It was not until the revelation that he has a secret fetish for the appearance of his own eyeballs. I would never have guessed that, even though he was in a sex tape and who knows what else. As the film progresses we see interviews with Ailes's staff, friends, and, well, almost everyone. There was one point in the film when one of the cameramen had to restrain himself, because he was crying. It was a powerful moment and he would not stop. The script was very good. I'm a guy who loves to dissect movies and I am still amazed that I still don't know everything there is to know about this man. The editing was also excellent. We see the rise and fall of the company. And, most importantly, the ways in which Ailes kept the company together. The directors were just as impressive. They kept the audience in the same frame of mind, while showing the very disturbing details that were all too real. When a movie is this good, it makes it very easy to sit back and let it flow. In my opinion, this was a fantastic film. I cannot recommend this film highly enough. I give it a ten out of ten. It will shock you. It will terrify you. It will make you feel what I felt. And it will make you think. A very well done movie.

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Daniel M.

I really appreciate that someone like Louis C.K. felt the need to share his story, and what he experienced at the hands of a vicious, hyper-partisan media. For many of us, the biggest problem is what was said, not what was said. I am a big fan of Mr. Ailes, and I am disgusted that he is dead, and that Bill O'Reilly will be safe. I know that many of my colleagues are only concerned with ratings, and not with the people they are representing. I am surprised that Bill O'Reilly has been able to get away with this, and the majority of the media are more concerned with ratings and profits, than they are with the integrity and morals of the people that they pretend to represent. With regard to the current form of advertising, I am not familiar with the specifics of the current relationship between advertisers and Internet companies, and I would love to know more about the relationship. But as far as I know, the relationship is very much like the one we had when we first moved to America. To me, this information is really important, because it gives us the hope to see a new media and the Internet continue to evolve, and that is what the current media really wants, and needs, to be honest. And with regard to the article, I have to disagree with the claim that Bill O'Reilly's silence is hypocritical. O'Reilly, for example, is a person who has a personal sense of fairness and justice, and he will always protect and defend the truth. People may say that that is hypocritical, but what I like about Mr. O'Reilly is that he is not afraid to use his personal wealth to bring in the truth to the public, or to fight for the rights of others to share his vision of the future, which is not what the current media and our current government are interested in. If you don't believe that I have this information in my possession, you are not a good person. You should go to a class in civics or history, and learn more about the media. Also, I highly recommend you all do more reading on the Internet, and in bookstores, and get to know more about the way the Internet and the Internet is changing the world, and how they are changing it. When we lose our ability to participate in and know how the Internet and the Internet has changed the world, we will have a much greater problem on our hands. Thank you, Louis C.K., for sharing your story with the world.

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Juan G.

It is rare to see a documentary that is as entertaining as this one. It is informative, but well, informative. I really liked it and will watch it again. It just seems like these kind of documentaries just need to be made more often. But this one seems to do the job. I know it is a factual account, but I didn't see much inaccuracy, and I have to add that it was well done and told the story of Roger Ailes well. I like how it was taken from the late 60s and 70s and the color footage was crisp and vivid. That is always a plus. And there were some clips from Fox News that were interesting. The only negatives I had were the fact that it did not really cover Ailes' other ventures, and I could have done without the lack of interviews with Roger's family. But if you want to learn about Roger Ailes, you should see this film. It is an absolute must-see.

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Lawrence Baker

In 1987, Jack Valenti (the lawyer who is usually in the film), was fired from the cable news station, WLS. He decides to sue the company and eventually gets a judge to order the network to pay him. This documentary has two sides to this story. The stories are about the four men who are the film's subjects. It's a fascinating story of personal battles with one company after another, many of which are brought up in the course of this documentary. The general gist is that there are companies and their executive staff who are unethical and that makes for a good movie. There is also a strong theme that the corporate culture has taken the people out of it. The documentary includes an interview with former anchor Lee Evans who is interviewed for the first time. It's a story of how he saw the culture change, when he went out of his way to make the system better for the people. "Roger Ailes: The Loudest Voice" is a great documentary about the downfall of one of the most powerful men in America. It's a fascinating, well-told story of how a powerful man was fired, how the people who were fired got their lives back, and how the whole culture changed. It's well worth watching.

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Amanda A.

This was an absolutely wonderful documentary. Like many others I was shocked to learn that Roger Ailes was one of the "conspiracy theorists" before this documentary. I really found this documentary fascinating, and I hope it causes a renewed interest in the "conspiracy" theory. This documentary made me curious about the way the mainstream media work, how they are controlled by the big corporations, and how the media actively "conspire" to conceal certain facts and to spread the lies. I think there are many questions I don't know the answers to, but the way this documentary put this information together was very engaging. It was fascinating and left me with a strong feeling of wanting to know more about this subject. The director did a great job of getting the information out of context, so that it would sound more interesting and believable, but I was expecting the information to be more about the subject at hand, which it is. This documentary does a great job of showing the very small things that go unnoticed, that are important, but that often go ignored. Like the fact that the whole reason that Michael Moore has been doing his videos is because he is so fed up with the mainstream media's coverage of the so called "conspiracy". This documentary does a great job of showing how the mainstream media actively works against the people they claim to support, and how they deliberately create stories that are to make the population believe that all mainstream media is "all lies". The fact that all mainstream media is NOT "all lies" is the real point of this documentary, and that point is very important to anyone interested in the "conspiracy". There are many other topics covered in the documentary, but I would recommend watching this documentary to anyone interested in this subject. This documentary is a must see, and I highly recommend that you watch it. This documentary is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time.

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Brian

Roger Ailes is the person who brought the Fox News network to what it is today. He was considered a threat to Bill Clinton by both sides of the aisle. But it was his ability to play a straight bat to all sides that won him the White House. At one point in his life, he was reportedly a conservative Democrat who supported "Newt Gingrich." If that sounds familiar, it's because it was the same argument he used to win over both sides of the aisle during his time in the White House. He believed that his network was a purely objective news organization. His ideology was not about the right or left, but about good and bad. Ailes would eventually become a conservative icon in the Republican party. After his resignation, Fox News was reconfigured to make it more palatable to Fox viewers. I think that is where his legacy took root. It was also about the ability to control the narrative of the news, particularly in an era when people wanted to see things unfold as they saw fit. What Ailes did was control the narrative, whether it be for positive or negative reasons, and he took the Fox News brand and made it into the most influential news network in the world. By the time Fox News was acquired by 21st Century Fox in 2012, Fox News was a laughingstock. And if you want to find a news network that has been in the news and is under fire, you'll find only Fox News. Fox News has created a loyal following and a network that is now seen as the dominant news network in the country. People will remember Roger Ailes in his time as a political kingmaker and will follow him in his place as the kingmaker. The longer you live and the more you learn about this person, the more you'll find yourself disappointed in Ailes. And I do mean that in a good way. Roger Ailes was someone who was very deliberate about his decision making. His decisions were always based on what he believed was the most effective news for the audience. He was very meticulous about the way he made decisions, but he was also able to look at the world through an open lens. One thing I found interesting is how Ailes showed the power of news organizations to have a negative impact on people's lives. He showed how a story like the Arab Spring could be devastating to the lives of people and make people look at themselves and question what they thought was true. He showed how news organizations can come into a country and ruin people's lives and make them question their position in life. If you want to find a news organization that has been in the news and is

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Timothy

What a fascinating and informative documentary. I really can't say much more than that without spoiling the story. It's absolutely riveting, and a must-see for all fans of the industry.

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Jane Holland

Roger Ailes is a charismatic man who is willing to do anything for his clients, it seems. I wonder if he has done anything in his life that was truly undeserved? To me he was a good man, who may have made some mistakes, but who made some great contributions to the lives of many people. I watched this documentary in a lab because it was so important, because it showed the other side of Ailes, the other side of the corporate world. When the CEO of Fox News came to the panel with Michael Moore, he had a point to make: "You are the hardest working person in journalism." I find that to be a very frightening thought. I wonder if there are many people out there who are really so talented. I guess if I could create an imaginary world, Ailes is living there. There is no one I would be shocked to meet in my everyday life. There is no one I would trust more with my life than Roger Ailes. So please watch this documentary, it's a great movie, and a great piece of art, and if you see it don't miss it. And don't be afraid to watch it again. It is very powerful.

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Amber

I am a long time Roger Ailes fan, and this documentary is very informative, especially when it comes to the older Roger Ailes. It is surprising to see how much he has given to his children, who now are in their 30's and 40's. I found the interview with Bill O'Reilly to be very interesting as well, because Bill is just the opposite of Roger. When Bill is with Roger, he is a guy who is very much in control, and almost to the point of being egoistic, like Roger. When he is with Roger, he is very much a sensitive and delicate individual who is very concerned with the people around him, and he is very much in touch with what people would say to him in private, like Roger. I would like to know more about Bill, especially how he came to work for Roger. It is possible that he has had some connection with Roger, but it would be great to find out more about that. It was very interesting to find out how Roger had a radio station in the 1970s, and how he bought the station in the 1980s. It is also interesting to hear how Roger was very successful when he started the show, and what it is like when the show is gone. That's the type of show that Roger is known for. It was also very interesting to hear about the difference between the old and the new Roger Ailes, and what he thought about some of the things he would talk about. I have to say that I am very glad that he is dead. It's nice to know that Roger was the type of person that can inspire people to be better, and not to be so arrogant and in control of people. Overall, I would recommend this documentary for everyone, regardless of whether you are a Roger Ailes fan or not.