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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:47 AM

9. Well, Roger Ailes was always a rotten

human being who would do anything to succeed, but I believe Boehner is referring to Ailes getting caught up in all the conspiracy theories, not just for ratings, but actually starting to believe them. I just finished the book, The Loudest Voice in the Room and Ailes did get progressively more extreme and very paranoid. Apparently he started to believe his own bullshit. The progressive transformation was similar to what you often see with dictators over time - with more power comes more fear and loathing.

I'm sure in the early years, he could have been taken for a very aggressive, results-oriented businessman, but his eventual success transformed him into a truly ugly human being or perhaps just revealed who he really was all along.

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