‘The Loudest Voice,’ possibly the one production which outrages conservatives more than any other television series in decades, sees its climax Sunday, 11 August 2019 on Showtime at 10 pm / 9 pm central.
The mini-series, a co-creation for television by Tom McCarthy and Alex Metcalf, is an adaptation of the Gabriel Sherman written book “The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country.”
Sherman’s book, a biographical work, became available to readers Tuesday, 14 January 2014 went directly to the ninth spot on The New York Times Bestseller List. In an article published by The New York Times ten days after Sherman’s book hit bookstore shelves, Friday, 24 January 2014, writer Gregory Cowles states:
Gabriel Sherman’s unauthorized biography of Roger Ailes, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” saunters onto the hardcover nonfiction list this week at No. 9. The book doesn’t arrive without controversy: Ailes, the founder and president of Fox News Channel, refused to cooperate with Sherman and went so far as to grant exclusive access to a rival journalist, the Rush Limbaugh biographer Zev Chafets, in evident hopes of pre-empting Sherman with a friendlier account.
While there are people might believe the adaptation has confirmation bias liberals would agree with, there is no denying Australian actor Russell Crowe turned in a stellar performance as Fox News founder Roger Ailes.
The series finale, the Scott Z. Burns directed ‘2016,’ sees Ailes lose his power and have his influence threatened by Gretchen Carlson (Naomi Watts) very public lawsuit. We see Ailes having no time to savour his role in ensuring Donald Trump a victory in the 2016 Presidential Election.
In addition to Crowe and Watts, the series cast also includes Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Annabelle Wallis, Simon McBurney, Aleksa Palladino, Naomi Watts, Josh Stamberg, Barry Watson, and Josh Helman.
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