October 16, 2020 • MICHAEL BARNES
“Michael Barnes, MAN IN THE ARENA Writer/Director/Producer”
Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 10/16/2020 – MAN IN THE ARENA, a feature documentary from writer-director Michael Barnes, chronicles the 50-year career of FOX News’ Roger Ailes from wunderkind campaign strategist to cable news mogul to fallen icon. Academy Award™ winner Jon Voight narrates MAN IN THE ARENA. It has won both the Grand Prize and Audience Choice Prize at Anthem Libertarian Film Festival.
October 9, 2020 • THE RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW
“Man in the Arena Portrays the Real Roger Ailes”
A good friend of mine, Roger Ailes, is in one way largely responsible for the debate concept, particularly debate rehearsal, debate training. Ailes really prepared George H. W. Bush and Richard Nixon and Reagan for their debates, and there is a documentary that is available now called “Man in the Arena.” I, my friends, am in it. President Trump is in this…Roger Ailes founded Fox News. He was the man behind the camera in addition to the man in the arena. This is how you get to know the person who did invent Fox.
August 26, 2020 • AMERICAN GREATNESS
“The Man in the Arena” tells the story of a man in full. Roger Ailes was energetic, ambitious, unorthodox, creative, brilliant, charming, disarming, and a bunch of other things that made all kinds of different people yell, at critical moments, “Get Ailes!”
August 24, 2020 • FILM THREAT
“Taking on a controversy with Man In The Arena’s Michael Barnes”
Is it possible to separate the person from his/her accomplishments? That’s the question I posed to documentary filmmaker Michael Barnes about his film Man in the Arena—the story of the political lightning rod, Roger Ailes. He’s a man that elicits great rage upon the mere mention of his name and is portrayed as the most evil person in the world… next to a certain President. But what’s undeniable is the impact that Ailes had on modern politics and campaigning today, particularly turning Presidential debates into an inventory of gotcha soundbites.
August 21, 2020 • Film Daily
Go inside Roger Ailes’s mind with ‘Man In The Arena’
Most documentaries covering a deceased subject have a third party telling the story with some first hand footage and photos. Not Man in the Arena though. The documentary telling the story of Roger Ailes’s decades long career is told by the man himself, through recordings and past interviews.
August 20, 2020 • Movie Guide
“A Fascinating Historical Document”
MAN IN THE ARENA is a documentary about the life of Roger Ailes, the famous TV producer who became a Republican media consultant for three presidents and created the Fox News Channel. The filmmakers use autobiographical recordings made by Ailes over a 30-year period. These recordings are accompanied by archival footage and old and new interviews with famous politicians and journalists such as Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and Bill O’Reilly. The movie gives an account of Ailes’ life, starting with his humble beginnings in Ohio.
August 4, 2020 • The Washington Times
New documentary on Roger Ailes features Trump, Limbaugh, Voight, more
Everyone should take note of Roger Ailes, the movie. The late founder and CEO of Fox News, media visionary and GOP strategist is now the subject of “Man in the Arena,” a meticulous and carefully crafted documentary which aims to offer an accurate and candid portrait of the man — with the message that all views and political beliefs should be a part of news coverage. The film also addresses the heavy price that those who value free speech can pay when they champion it.
July 31, 2020 • Newsmax
Ailes Documentary Maker to Newsmax TV: I Wanted ‘Fair and Balanced’ Film
Attorney and documentary filmmaker Michael Barnes told Newsmax TVon Friday that he was looking for a more “fair and balanced” portrayal of Fox News Channel creator Roger Ailes in his latest project, “Man in the Arena,” after others had produced numerous books and films that were critical of him.
July 30, 2020 • The Wrap
The Legacy of Roger Ailes: A new documentary provides a compelling look at it.
The bias of the media has never been more torrential. The wall between “news” and opinion has completely collapsed. Turn on CNN or MSNBC at any moment of the day and you will see some “anchor” delivering a feverish anti-Trump diatribe.
July 29, 2020 • Breitbart
Pinkerton: ‘Man in the Arena’ Chronicles Roger Ailes’ Five-Decade Fight for the Right
Who better to tell the story of Roger Ailes than the man himself? Isn’t it about time that the legendary political and media warrior—the object of so much hostile fire over the course of five decades—has the opportunity to respond, speaking in his own voice? Now, in a new documentary on his life, work, and struggles, Man In The Arena, available on Amazon, Ailes gets his chance.
July 24, 2020 • Newsweek
Roger Ailes, the Controversial Founder of Fox News, Explored in New Film Starring Jon Voight
Another film about the late Roger Ailes is set to debut on Friday, though unlike last year’s movie, Bombshell, or the TV miniseries The Loudest Voice, the newest project is a positive look at the former head of the Fox News Channel.
July 24, 2020 • The Wrap
Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Gets Sympathetic Documentary Narrated by Jon Voight
A sympathetic documentary about the late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, titled “Man in the Arena” and narrated by Jon Voight, was released on Friday across digital platforms.