The Loudest Voice is Captivating Viewing

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The seven-part Roger Ailes biographical miniseries The Loudest Voice, premiered on Showtime Sunday, 30 June 2019, is arguably one of the best period dramas of the year. Starring Australian award-winning actor Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes, the Showtime miniseries is based on the Gabriel Sherman written book The Loudest Voice in the Room.

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The Series Premise…

The Loudest Voice revolves around Roger Ailes and how he shaped “Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government.” The miniseries, an accurate adaptation of Sherman’s biography, presents viewers with a clear and unmitigated understanding of events which ultimately saw the rise of Donald J. Trump to the highest political office in these United States.

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The Source Material…

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country, published in 2014, chronicles the creation of the most right-wing television news network in the history of broadcast journalism.

The Cast…

Further to Crowe, the miniseries also stars Naomi Watts, Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney, Annabelle Wallis and Aleksa Palladino as Gretchen Carlson, Brian Lewis, Beth Ailes, Rupert Murdoch, Laurie Luhn and Judy Laterza, respectively. Playing the recurring roles Lachlan Murdoch, Casey Close, Sean Hannity and Steve Doocy, respectively, are Barry Watson, Josh Charles, Patch Darragh and David Whalen.

The Showtime miniseries will conclude its run on Sunday, 11 August 2019 with the seventh and final instalment.

Behind the Scenes…

Final Thoughts…

Prior to Roger Ailes and Fox News, television news was never partisan. News was presented without bias. Consequently, because of the right-wing bias, Conservatives metaphorically consumed everything on Fox News and they relished it.

Conservatives will probably argue the miniseries does not present Fox News’ now late Chairman and CEO in a flattering light. Flattery was not the purpose of Sherman’s book. Sherman wrote The Loudest Voice in the Room as an accurate biographical work revolving around Ailes and the beginning of Fox News.