Roger Ailes ‘Was Never Sorry About Anything’

Political Theater, Episode 47

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes walks with his wife Elizabeth Tilson as they leave the News Corp building, July 19, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Fox News chairman Roger Ailes walks with his wife Elizabeth Tilson as they leave the News Corp building, July 19, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Jason Dick
Posted December 5, 2018 at 11:04am

 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Fox News chairman Roger Ailes walks with his wife Elizabeth Tilson as they leave the News Corp building, July 19, 2016 in New York City. As of late Tuesday afternoon, Ailes and 21st Century Fox are reportedly in discussions concerning his departure from his position as chairman of Fox News. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Fox News chairman Roger Ailes walks with his wife Elizabeth Tilson as they leave the News Corp building, July 19, 2016 in New York City. As of late Tuesday afternoon, Ailes and 21st Century Fox are reportedly in discussions concerning his departure from his position as chairman of Fox News. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

In her new film, director and producer Alexis Bloom examines the life of the late Republican Party kingmaker and controversial Fox News leader who, before his death, was forced out amid multiple sexual harassment allegations. “He was a heat over light kind of guy,” Bloom tells Political Theater of Roger Ailes. “He dealt in psychological tropes very deftly. He was ruthless.” Even conservative political commentator Glenn Beck, once a Fox host, is astonished by Ailes’ confidence in his own political influence.

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