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Primetime Propaganda - Ben Shapiro

Primetime Propaganda

Paperback Published: 26th June 2012
ISBN: 9780061934780
Number Of Pages: 416

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Primetime Propaganda is the story 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 leftist image.

In this thoroughly researched and detailed history of the television industry, the conservative columnist and bestselling 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 to 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), 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. After reading this groundbreaking exposé, readers will never watch television the same way again.

About the Author

Ben Shapiro entered UCLA at the age of 16 and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004. He graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in June 2007. Shapiro was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S. He has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows and hosts “The Ben Shapiro Show” on WEUS 810 AM in Orlando, FL.

Shapiro is the author of the national best-sellers Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future and Project President: Bad Hair And Botox On The Road To The White House.

Prologue: How Conservatives Lost the Television Warp. ix
Introduction: The Political Perversion of Televisionp. 1
The Secret Political History of Television: How Television Became Liberalp. 17
The Clique: How Television Stays Liberalp. 55
A Spoonful of Sugar: How Television Comedy Trashes Conservatismp. 86
Making the Right Cry: How Television Drama Glorifies Liberalismp. 161
"Shut Up and Change the Channel": How the Left Uses the Market Myth to Silence its Criticsp. 224
The Celluloid Triangle: How Interest Groups, Government, and Hollywood Conspire to Keep TV Leftp. 257
The Government-Hollywood Complex: How Hollywood Became the Federal Government's Pr Firmp. 282
Robbing The Cradle: How Television Liberals Recruit Kidsp. 313
The End of Television? How to Fix TVp. 334
Appendix: The Best Conservative Shows in Television Historyp. 349
Acknowledgmentsp. 357
Notesp. 361
Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9780061934780
ISBN-10: 006193478X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 26th June 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.5 x 20.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.32

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