A deeply-reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.
The Mike Douglas Show staff after a water fight in the production office; Ailes is second from right in a white T-shirt.
-- Frank Rich, New York Magazine
-- David Frum, CNN
-- Jacob Weisberg, The New York Times Sunday Book Review
-- Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
-- David Carr, The New York Times
-- Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, The New York Observer
-- James Rainey, The Los Angeles Times
-- Steve Coll, The New York Review of Books
In 1968, while serving as executive producer of the Mike Douglas Show, Ailes formed production companies to pitch his own shows on the side. Here he is with the singer Hal Frazier while shooting a pilot of the Hal Frazier Show at the Hollywood Palace nightclub in Los Angeles. Ailes is second from right.
GABRIEL SHERMAN is a contributing editor at New York magazine. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Observer, and GQ, among other publications. He has served as a commentator on National Public Radio, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC's Morning Joe, NBC's Today show, and ABC's World News. Since 2012, he has been a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jennifer Stahl. This is his first book.
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