Source: The Washington Post
The portrait of Roger Ailes, the late, disgraced Fox News chief, that emerges in the meticulous and highly watchable (if one-sided) documentary, “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes,” is of a power-hungry, paranoid serial sexual harasser and friendless bully, a man who purchased a small-town newspaper in Putnam County, New York — where his weekend home was — just so he could shape coverage of hyperlocal issues.
Alexis Bloom’s documentary is also a story of incredible ego. In one anecdote, told by Warren Cooper and Karen Kessler of Evergreen Partners, the crisis management firm brought in to handle allegations of sexual impropriety against the Fox News CEO, Ailes and his wife, Beth, were told that it would be better to settle, rather than fight the charges.
According to Kessler, Beth jumped up from chair and angrily said, “We will never settle this case. You need to understand something. Roger is more important than America.”
Read the story at The Washington Post.
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