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Roger Ailes founded and ran Fox News for the first 20 years of its existence, making it the highest rated TV news show in America. On this episode, we welcome Spencer Snyder to discuss The Loudest Voice, a biographical drama about Ailes and Fox. We discuss the depictions of Rupert Murdoch, Ailes and his wife, the strange tone and structure of the show and whether it would have been better served in a different format. We reflect on the impact of Fox and cable news more broadly, and ask what is missing from the series, in terms of events or themes it should have included.

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