Film on Roger Ailes looks at creator of 'outrage factory'

NEW YORK — Roger Ailes might not always have been a household name during his time at Fox News, but many media commentators believe he changed the TV landscape forever.

Now the world that Ailes created is the subject of a new documentary, "Divide and Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story." Directed by Alexis Bloom, the film deconstructs the rise and fall of the late head of Fox News Channel.

The filmmakers say Ailes took show business and politics and fused them in a way nobody else had before. That confluence of disciplines was the "secret sauce" that helped create the news channel's message and draw, says the film's executive producer, Alex Gibney.

Must Read

China confirms detention of Taiwanese...

Mar 29, 2017

China has confirmed it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist being investigated on...

Terror threats transform China's Uighur heartland...

Mar 30, 2017

US-CHINA-XINJIANG-SECURITY-INSIGHT:Terror threats transform China's Uighur heartland into security...

Pink diamond fetches record $71.2M in Hong Kong...

Apr 5, 2017

The "Pink Star," a stunning 59.6 carat diamond, has sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction...

China seeks safe steering of bike-sharing boom to...

May 23, 2017

US-CHINA-BIKE-SHARING:China seeks safe steering of bike-sharing boom to clear cluttered streets

China controls information about ailing Nobel...

Jul 12, 2017

As China faces mounting pressure to let imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo go...

Sign up now!