Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV

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Harper Collins, May 31, 2011 - Social Science - 416 pages
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The inside story of how the most powerful medium of mass communication in human history has become a propaganda tool for the Left

Primetime Propaganda is the story—told in their own words—of how television has been used over the past sixty years by Hollywood writers, producers, actors, and executives to promote their liberal ideals, to push the envelope on social and political issues, and to shape America in their own leftistimage.

In this thoroughly researched and detailed history of the television industry, conservative columnist and author Ben Shapiro argues that left-leaning entertainment kingpins in Los Angeles and New York have leveraged—and continue to use—their positions and power to push liberal messages and promote the Democratic Party while actively discriminating against their opponents on the right. According to Shapiro, television isn't just about entertainment—it's an attempt to convince Americans that the social, economic, and foreign policy shaped by leftism is morally righteous.

But don't take his word for it. Shapiro interviewed more than one hundred of the industry's biggest players, including Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H), Fred Silverman (former president of ABC Entertainment, NBC, and vice president of programming at CBS), Marta Kauffman (Friends), David Shore (House), and Mark Burnett (Survivor). Many of these insiders boast that not only is Hollywood biased against conservatives, but that many of the shows being broadcast have secret political messages. With this groundbreaking exposť, readers will never watch television the same way again.

 

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Review: Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV

User Review  - Jonathas Torres - Goodreads

Such a well researched book, it covers so much on the subject of politics oriented television. There are a lot of high points on the book, one in particular for me was the link in pages 238-239 the left oriented TV had with the Frankfurt school, it was like an aha i knew it moment. Read full review

Review: Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV

User Review  - Goodreads

Such a well researched book, it covers so much on the subject of politics oriented television. There are a lot of high points on the book, one in particular for me was the link in pages 238-239 the left oriented TV had with the Frankfurt school, it was like an aha i knew it moment. Read full review

Contents

How Television Stays Liberal
55
How Television Comedy Trashes
86
How Television Drama Glorifies
161
How the Left Uses
224
How Interest Groups Government
257
How Hollywood
282
How Television Liberals Recruit Kids
313
THE END OF TELEVISION? How to Fix TV
334
The Best Conservative Shows in Television History
349
INDEX
385
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About the author (2011)

Ben Shapiro is author of the national bestsellers Brainwashed, Porn Generation, and Project President. He hosts The Ben Shapiro Show in Orlando, Florida.

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