The Loudest Voice

Release Date:July 1, 2019
Review Date:August 1, 2019
Reviewer:Blake Leath
Genre(s):Biopic

Man alive, if only 25% of this is true, it's a very damning indictment indeed of the late Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News.

If he weren't already dead, one might wish he were. At a minimum, one might be inclined to favor capital punishment for sex crimes.

Fortunately, The Loudest Voice is populated by evenhanded, highly regarded stalwarts of objectivity and truth, phone-throwing Russell Crowe and Family Guy creator/tuxedoed crooner Seth MacFarlane among them. The only 'usual suspects' missing from this fiascoed hitjob appear to be Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell, Bette Midler, George Takei, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, and Vice director Adam McKay.

The epitome of irony is using hyperbolized, frequently fabricated or altogether scripted drama to take down the deceased dramatist who repurposed journalism as entertainment. Why, P. T. Barnum himself would likely blush at this production's tenuous attachment to fact. 

I understand fully that "fair and balanced" means anything but, but one wonders where truth can be found anymore in a world so biased and tribal. Even here, I find myself biased. 

There are at LEAST two sides to every story, but unfortunately for all of us, the only one you'll experience here is the one Showtime wants you to see.

"History is written [or rewritten] by the victors," it is said, though most commonly by those surviving or simply outliving the dead.