Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes ★★★★½

This documentary covers the career, and to a lesser extent the life story, of kingmaker and media guru Roger Ailes. In my opinion, he was one of the most evil Americans that ever lived; and he (along with his creation, Fox News Channel) is in many ways responsible for the political pickle the the U.S. is in today. But his story of great power and surprising fall (an important victim of the #MeToo movement) is fascinating and well told in this straightforward, chronological bio-doc that pulls no punches. The only downside was that I was forced to watch so many clips from Fox News and endure its personalities in action...something I've managed to avoid assiduously before now. At least this film managed to bring some perspective to that chore.