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Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

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Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch, seen here arriving at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday, are engaged to be married. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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Rupert Murdoch (center) and his sons Lachlan (left) and James (right) are seen in a combination of file photos. Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp. and the Fox media empire, says he will hand over the reins of the company. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Rebekah Brooks, left, the former Chief Executive of News International, and her husband Charlie Brooks leave Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday in London, England. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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