(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
One of the main factors behind the Republican right wing's takeover of the United States is a systematic media campaign against liberals, metropolitan and intellectuals, portrayed as demons who are all set to destroy the traditional values that have made the United States "great." The architect of this media strategy was Roger Ailes. Growing up in a small Ohio town, he wanted to create a "good old-fashioned party TV channel" as early as the 70 years, and ended up organizing and orchestrating Fox News for media magnate Rupert Murdoch. Almost immediately, the TV channel attracted a large portion of the American audience, ready to demonize who it was – Jews, Muslims, Liberal Christians – who did not believe in their own "small-town values."
This documentary, directed by Alexis Bloom and produced by Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - Taxi to the Dark Side- Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream) gives a well-turned but smooth depiction of Roger Ailes' greatness and fall. Ailes learned all about television in the 1970s when he worked for a major morning show with Mike Douglas. When Richard Nixon appeared on the show in 1968, Ailes launched himself as the right man for the task of creating a TV image that could. . .
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