“[An] actually fair and balanced, carefully documented biography.”—Jacob Weisberg, The New York Times Book Review
“The book excels at compiling data establishing Ailes’s control freakishness and authoritarian nature. . . . A veteran of the New York media-reporting scene, Sherman nails the Fox News palace intrigue and brings to light interactions that Ailes clearly never wanted to go public.”—Erik Wemple, The Washington Post
“[An] enormously entertaining new biography.”—The New Republic
“A thoroughly reported look behind that curtain . . . Part of the reason [Ailes] and his allies have campaigned against the book is not because it is false, but because it tells a true story.”—David Carr, The New York Times
“Sherman is at his best writing with sweep about the history of cable news and placing Ailes in context.”—Los Angeles Times
“[An] eye-opening biography of the would-be political kingmaker and Fox News mastermind . . . A well-reported, engaging book. A bonus: Bill O’Reilly won’t like it, either. Politics and media junkies, on the other hand, will have a field day.”—Kirkus Reviews
Gabriel Sherman is the national affairs editor at New York magazine. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Observer, and GQ, among other publications. He has served as a commentator on National Public Radio, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, NBC’s Today show, and ABC’s World News. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jennifer Stahl.
Although not a fan of Fox News I van certainly appreciate the high level of talent and commitment to create this kind success . Roger Ayles IS a remarkable human being . Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jacques Boucher
Good book though tedious at times. A must if you want to understand Fox News.Published 1 month ago by Kevin M Connolly
I instantly checked to see if Sherman had other books because this one was so thoroughly researched. I can only read a book a week and therefore must be selective. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PeacefulSeeker
This book is very informative and entertaining but it is SO long!Published 3 months ago by Nichole Helmstetler
Never realized the many factors
of Ailes. Personality,power .Also, what everyone disliking the main character, his downfall. Which I hope that I am still alive to see.
Well-written, thoroughly researched, and even-handed history of the rise of the most popular voice in conservative media. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Allyson M. Saad
THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ROOM is a logical book to read soon after (or before) IDIOT AMERICA.Published 6 months ago by Allen
A good read overall, a few chapters move slowly and at times are directionless. But notes and bibliography provide ample proof that the book is more than just a hatchet work aimed... Read morePublished 6 months ago by JJ