Newswire: Spotlight producer to really get unpleasant with Roger Ailes miniseries

Tom McCarthy, whose Spotlight delved into the massive cover-up of years of sexual abuse, and Jason Blum, whose The Purge concerned a dystopic America torn apart by fear and hatred, will stay comfortably within their wheelhouse by producing a TV miniseries on Fox News’ Roger Ailes. They’ve teamed up to develop the project with journalist Gabriel Sherman, whose dogged investigation of Ailes for both New York Magazine and in his 2014 book The Loudest Voice In The Room revealed that Ailes’ image—as a manipulative, misogynist architect of marketable doom, whose bellows stirred the idiot’s-fury whirlwind we have just begun to reap—wasn’t only for show. No, he also sexually harassed a bunch of his female employees, leading to Ailes’ being ousted from Fox in disgrace and a pile of $40 million.

Now that story of Ailes’ rise and sort-of-fall will be given the TV movie treatment …

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