When The Loudest Voice episode 3 airs on Showtime next week, it is not going to waste a whole lot of time before giving you a good sense of what its focus is on — a major turning point in Fox News.
Is it true that the network had considerable power before Barack Obama was elected President? Sure, but the 2008 election is the moment where the tide could be turned further. It was their chance to have a common target and then work their coverage to make sure it appealed to their target demographic further — or this is the argument that Showtime is making. For some more insight on that, take a look at the full The Loudest Voice episode 3 synopsis below:
With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, Roger and Fox News Channel have found the ultimate enemy — one that will drive Fox’s coverage as well as cement their ratings; what no one suspects are the hidden depths of Roger’s secret world.
One of the challenges with The Loudest Voice creatively is that it’s trying to tell a story that everyone already knows. With some biopics, you do get a tinge of nostalgia or at least curiosity, given that they are focusing on a series of events that are at times many months in the rear-view mirror. With this one, it’s different. Even though Roger Ailes may be dead, his network is still dominating the headlines and its influence is very much out there. The President of the United States was just on social media criticizing them earlier today.
One thing that was clear over the last week was that The Loudest Voice was not necessarily generating a show generating spectacular numbers. The premiere episode brought in just under 300,000 live viewers, which came in spite of the show having a top-tier casting or a great deal of attention leading into it. In our mind, that is a function of a lot of people out there not being altogether interested in the subject matter. Viewers of Fox News don’t seem to be inclined to watch a show about their controversial founder. Meanwhile, those who hate Ailes may still not want to watch this. They’d prefer to steer clear of most things related to Roger Ailes altogether.
What do you want to see on The Loudest Voice episode 3 when this episode airs on Showtime? Be sure to share in the comments, and remember to come back soon to get some other news. (Photo: Showtime.)