THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ROOM HOW THE BRILLIANT BOMBASTIC ROGER AILES BUILT FOX NEWS AND DIVIDED A COUNTRY

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The Loudest Voice In The Room

Author : Gabriel Sherman
ISBN : 9780679644095
Genre : Business & Economics
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. With a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman puts Ailes’s unique genius on display, along with the outsize personalities—Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, and others—who 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 more, 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 frail kid 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 Ailes’s 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 Fox’s presentation of the news to advance Ailes’s political agenda; provides behind-the-scenes details of Ailes’s crucial role as finder and shaper of talent, including his sometimes rocky relationships with Fox News stars such as O’Reilly, Hannity, and Carlson; and probes Ailes’s fraught partnership with his equally brash and mercurial boss, Rupert Murdoch. Roger Ailes’s life is a story worthy of Citizen Kane. Featuring a new afterword about Ailes’s epic downfall during the extraordinary 2016 election, The Loudest Voice in the Room is an extraordinary feat of reportage with a compelling human drama at its heart. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR “[An] actually fair and balanced, carefully documented biography.”—Jacob Weisberg, The New York Times Book Review “The book excels at compiling data establishing Ailes’s control freakishness and authoritarian nature. . . . A veteran of the New York media-reporting scene, Sherman nails the Fox News palace intrigue and brings to light interactions that Ailes clearly never wanted to go public.”—Erik Wemple, The Washington Post “[An] enormously entertaining new biography.”—The New Republic “A thoroughly reported look behind that curtain . . . Part of the reason [Ailes] and his allies have campaigned against the book is not because it is false, but because it tells a true story.”—David Carr, The New York Times “Sherman is at his best writing with sweep about the history of cable news and placing Ailes in context.”—Los Angeles Times
Category: Business & Economics

Roger Ailes

Author : Ze'ev Chafets
ISBN : 9781101608265
Genre : Political Science
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A national bestseller offering an inside look at the founder and former head of Fox News Roger Ailes is the quintessential man behind the curtain. He more or less invented modern politi­cal consulting and helped Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush win their races for the White House. Then he reinvented himself as a master of cable television, first as the head of CNBC and, since 1996, as the creator and leader of Fox News, the most influential news network in the country. To liberals, Ailes is an evil genius who helped polarize the country by breaking the mainstream media’s long monopoly on what constitutes news. To conservatives, he’s a champion of free speech and fair reporting whose values and view of Amer­ica reflect their own. But no one doubts that Ailes has transformed journalism. Barack Obama once called him “the most powerful man in America”— and given that Fox News has changed the way millions understand the world, it may be true. Yet for all that fame and infamy, very few people know the real person behind the headlines. Journalist Zev Chafets received unprecedented access to Ailes and his family, friends, and Fox News colleagues. The result is a candid, compelling portrait of a fascinating man. We see Ailes in action at Fox News and hear him reflect on personal mat­ters he has never before discussed publicly. And we discover the heart of his sometimes surprising political beliefs: his profane piety and his unwav­ering belief in the values of his small-town Ohio boyhood. Ailes loves to fight, but he is a happy warrior who has somehow managed to charm and befriend many of the people he has defeated in political campaigns and television wars. Barbara Walters, Rachel Maddow, Jesse Jackson, the Kennedy clan— all are unexpected Ailes fans. Chafets also gives us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of Fox News and explores Ailes’s relationships with Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, Chris Wallace, and the other stars he has nurtured. Ultimately, Ailes is neither villain nor hero but a man full of contradictions and surprises. As Chafets writes, “What will he do next? What stokes his competitive fires and occasional rages? How to reconcile his acts of exceptional loyalty and pri­vate generosity (even to rivals) with his impulse to present himself to the world as a ruthless leg breaker? What makes Roger run—and where, if anywhere, is the finish line? As Ailes himself might say: I report, you decide.” From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Political Science

Dark Genius

Author : Kerwin Swint
ISBN : 9781402754456
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reputation matters - now more than ever. Public opinion in the wake of the financial meltdown has revealed an abiding mistrust of corporations and the executives who run them. Scrutiny from the internet and 24-hour TV offers companies no place to hide; so they must proactively seek the confidence of their shareholders and the public. Via its groundbreaking Seven Strategies of Reputation Leadership, Crisis of Character offers a fail-proof way for executives to immunise themselves and their companies against the breakdowns that can happen to even the most prominent organisations. Using real-life examples (from Merck and Citigroup to Hewlett-Packard and Coca-Cola), Crisis of Character presents concrete ways executives can shape the internal corporate culture to support their business interests.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Loudest Voice In The Room

Author : Gabriel Sherman
ISBN : 144813174X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the story of America's Fox News Channel - the NewsCorp phenomenon headed by Roger Ailes that spurred the rise of the Tea Party, controls political debate in the world's superpower, and counts presidential candidates on its payroll. Fox News Channel generates $1 billion in annual profits. Yet the network, one of the past quarter-century's biggest business success stories, remains shrouded in mystery. Few understand its profound influence on American politics and world affairs. Gabriel Sherman, a reporter for New York magazine, has cultivated sources at the highest rungs of the company. This is a gripping book that will reveal the real story of Fox News, starting with the founding of the network in 1996 and tracing its meteoric ascent to the present, where it dominates the political landscape in the US and increasingly throughout the world.
Category: Business & Economics

The Fox Effect

Author : David Brock
ISBN : 9780307947680
Genre : Political Science
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In light of the recent allegations by Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, and other women about Roger Ailes, anyone wanting to understand his impact on the media world should read The Fox Effect. Based on the meticulous research of the news watchdog organization Media Matters for America, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show how Fox News, under its president Roger Ailes, changed from a right-leaning news network into a partisan advocate for the Republican Party. The Fox Effect follows the career of Ailes from his early work as a television producer and media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Consequently, when he was hired in 1996 as the president of Rupert Murdoch’s flagship conservative cable news network, Ailes had little journalism experience, but brought to the job the mindset of a political operative. As Brock and Rabin-Havt demonstrate through numerous examples, Ailes used his extraordinary power and influence to spread a partisan political agenda that is at odds with long-established, widely held standards of fairness and objectivity in news reporting. Featuring transcripts of leaked audio and memos from Fox News reporters and executives, The Fox Effect is a damning indictment of how the network’s news coverage and commentators have biased reporting, drummed up marginal stories, and even consciously manipulated established facts in their efforts to attack the Obama administration.
Category: Political Science

An Atheist In The Foxhole

Author : Joe Muto
ISBN : 9781101624203
Genre : Political Science
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“Hilariously details the inner workings of the cable news network.” —The Daily Beast After college, Joe Muto—a self-professed bleeding-heart, godless liberal—took an entry-level position at Fox News. Joe kept quiet about his political views and initially enjoyed the newsroom camaraderie. But after he began working for Bill O’Reilly—Fox’s number one talking head—Joe just couldn’t take it anymore. He went rogue by becoming Gawker’s Fox Mole, and was outed (and fired) in thirty-six hours. Reminiscent of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, An Atheist in the FOXhole is filled with hilarious, untold tales that will appall and delight the millions who love to hate FOX news.
Category: Political Science

Crazy Like A Fox

Author : Scott Collins
ISBN : UOM:39015042053572
Genre : Business & Economics
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The television editor of The Hollywood Reporter shares his insights into the rise of Fox News, illuminating the bold personalities and back-room deals that made Rupert Murdoch's media gamble pay off. 40,000 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics

Covering American Politics In The 21st Century An Encyclopedia Of News Media Titans Trends And Controversies 2 Volumes

Author : Lee Banville
ISBN : 9781440835537
Genre : History
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This encyclopedia provides a real-world guide to American political journalism and news coverage in the 21st century, from the most influential media organizations and pundits to the controversies and practices shaping modern-day political journalism. • Offers impartial and objective coverage of the largest and most influential individuals and organizations in American political media • Explores the ways in which public officials and political activists attempt to spin news coverage • Shares in-depth surveys of hot-button issues concerning the practice of both journalism and politics in the modern era • Includes hard-hitting primary documents from well-known political and media figures that provide perspectives on what happens when the worlds of news and politics collide • Pulls from journalistic and scholarly work as well as firsthand accounts from biographies and official statements to illuminate the intersection of media and politics for readers
Category: History

How The Right Lost Its Mind

Author : Charles J. Sykes
ISBN : 9781250147219
Genre : Political Science
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"Bracing and immediate." - The Washington Post Once at the center of the American conservative movement, bestselling author and radio host Charles Sykes is a fierce opponent of Donald Trump and the right-wing media that enabled his rise. In How the Right Lost Its Mind, Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful, and deeply thoughtful account of how the American conservative movement came to lose its values. How did a movement that was defined by its belief in limited government, individual liberty, free markets, traditional values, and civility find itself embracing bigotry, political intransigence, demagoguery, and outright falsehood? How the Right Lost its Mind addresses: *Why are so many voters so credulous and immune to factual information reported by responsible media? *Why did conservatives decide to overlook, even embrace, so many of Trump’s outrages, gaffes, conspiracy theories, falsehoods, and smears? *Can conservatives govern? Or are they content merely to rage? *How can the right recover its traditional values and persuade a new generation of their worth?
Category: Political Science