The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant,


The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailesthe brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER SOON TO BE A SHOWTIME LIMITED SERIES When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in , American politics and media changed forever With a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman puts Ailess unique genius on display, along with the outsize personalitiesBill OReilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, Bill Shine, and otherswho have helped Fox News play a defining role in the great social and political controversies of the past two decades From the Clinton Lewinsky scandal to the Bush Gore recount, from the war in Iraq to the Tea Party attack on the Obama presidency, Roger Ailes developed an unrivaled power to sway the national agenda Even , he became the indispensable figure in conservative America and the man any Republican politician with presidential aspirations had to court How did this man become the master strategist of our political landscape In revelatory detail, Sherman chronicles the rise of Ailes, a frailkid from an Ohio factory town who, through sheer willpower, the flair of a showman, fierce corporate politicking, and a profound understanding of the priorities of middle America, built the most influential television news empire of our time Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Fox News insiders past and present, Sherman documents Ailess tactical acuity as he battled the press, business rivals, and countless real and perceived enemies inside and outside Fox Sherman takes us inside the morning meetings in which Ailes and other high level executives strategized Foxs presentation of the news to advance Ailess political agenda provides behind the scenes details of Ailess crucial role as finder and shaper of talent, including his sometimes rocky relationships with Fox News stars such as OReilly, Hannity, and Carlson and probes Ailess fraught partnership with his equally brash and mercurial boss, Rupert Murdoch Roger Ailess life is a story worthy of Citizen Kane Featuring a new afterword about Ailessepic downfall during the extraordinaryelection, The Loudest Voice in the Room is an extraordinary feat of reportage with a compelling human drama at its heartMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR

  • Hardcover
  • 576 pages
  • The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country
  • Gabriel Sherman
  • English
  • 14 July 2018
  • 0812982738

About the Author: Gabriel Sherman

Gabriel Sherman isa special correspondent for Vanity Fair.Most recently, Sherman served as national affairs editor at New Yorkmagazine, and he is a regular contributor to NBC News and MSNBC His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Observer, andGQ, among other publications He lives in New York City with his wife, Jennifer Stahl This is his first book



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