We’re all aware I’m a liberal, right? Like a total left-wing liberal, worried about global warming, not a fan of guns, big fan of gays and women’s right to chose, follow AOC and Rashida Talib on social media voting for Bernie Sanders liberal. We know that, right?
Cool, now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me tell you what I thought of Showtime’s The Loudest Voice.
It’s a mini-series based on the book The Loudest Voice in the Room, by Gabriel Sherman. I haven’t read the book yet, but it’s on my list. But I did watch every episode of this mini-series.
It was difficult to watch, to put it mildly. I mean, first off it’s just hard to see Russell Crow looking that, well, disgusting. Here’s a picture of Crow looking like a hottie to make us all feel better.
But it was also difficult to watch because if even a tenth of this is true, then Roger Ailes was a monster who took advantage of and destroyed everyone he came in contact with.
Now, full disclosure, I don’t know and cannot confirm how much of this is true. That’s not my intention here. Just based on the way everything shook out there’s no way to know if any of the things discussed were true or not. I understood that going in. I advise you to keep it in mind as well.
I don’t know how much of it was true, but I know how much made my skin crawl. All of it. The answer is all of it. Every time Ailes rubbed his creepy hands on any woman, I just want to squirm.
For those of you who don’t know, Roger Ailes was known for being more than handsy with his female employees. He’s known for expecting sexual favors from women for positions. He’s also known for being a completely crazy person who expected blind loyalty from everyone and would go into a blind rage if not obeyed.
Frequently when I watch one of these docudramas, I find some humanizing, compelling feature to the subject. There was none of that with Ailes. If anything, I hate him more. He was not a good husband, a good father or a good boss. He certainly wasn’t a good friend or neighbor. He seemed to exist only to do exactly as he pleased.
I have to say, I’m a bit of a news junkie. I don’t consume as much as some people, but probably more than most. And I’d never heard most of these stories. Like buying the newspaper in his town because he didn’t like the news they were putting out.
After watching The Loudest Voice, I think I hate Fox News even more than I did before. I also dearly want to read the book. If you watch The Loudest Voice, may I advise having something cute and cuddly to watch after? I’ve been watching Secret Life of the Zoo for like a week now, just as an emotional cleanse. Some things can only be cured by cheetah cubs.
Have you seen The Loudest Voice? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.
Station Central has been touted as the vacation destination in the stars. Its success and popularity as not only a great place to vacation, but a great place to live was the start of mankind moving off of Earth and into the stars.
Sennett, Godfrey and Liam head there in search of a much-needed vacation. Instead, they find a council at war with each other, a population starving and an accused murderer lurking in the shadows. Sennett and Godfrey fight to keep April safe as family secrets threaten to destroy them, even as the Hollow Suits come out of hiding and attack. Will they survive the fourth installment of Station 86?