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New York Times Destroys Roger Ailes Book

Roger Ailes, President of Fox News Channel attends the Hollywood Reporter celebration of "The 35 Most Powerful People in Media" at the Four Season Grill Room on April 11, 2012 in New York City.

Despite the author receiving "considerable access to Mr. Ailes and Fox News," Times assassin Michiko Kakutani calls Zev Chafets's new valentine to the cable news virtuoso a "slapdash … familiar … oddly defensive … long, soft-focus, poorly edited magazine article" that "doesn't ask … many tough questions" and "serves as little more than a plastic funnel for Mr. Ailes's observations," with "a tiny bit of context here and there," but "little cogent analysis."

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