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Dueling Ailes Bios and the New
York Times Bestseller List

New York Observer, by Ken Kurson

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Posted By:toledo, 1/27/2014 12:30:45 PM

Comparing Gabriel Sherman’s new book on Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice in the Room, to Zev Chavets’s book, Roger Ailes: Off Camera, would be a worthwhile pursuit, but I’ll have to leave the reviewing to others. There are unovercomeable conflicts—Mr. Chafets is a friend who occasionally contributes to the Observer, and Gabriel Sherman is an Observer alum. I’ve read both and will leave it at this: Mr. Chafets does a better job penetrating the psyche of Mr. Ailes (Mr. Chafets had extensive access to the wizard), and Mr. Sherman’s book does a better job of depicting the phenomenon of Fox

      


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