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The Brainwashing of My Dad (2015)

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Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, nonpolitical Democrat to an angry, right-wing... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Eric Boehlert Eric Boehlert ... Himself
David Brock David Brock ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Jeff Cohen Jeff Cohen ... Himself
Claire Conner Claire Conner ... Herself
Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann ... Himself
Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman ... Himself
Frank Luntz Frank Luntz ... Himself
Matthew Modine ... Narrator
Carol Wallin Carol Wallin ... Herself
Johnny Williams Johnny Williams ... Himself
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Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, nonpolitical Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio on a lengthened commute to work. In trying to understand how this happened, she not only finds this to be a phenomenon, but also uncovers some of the forces behind it: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon to create a media for the GOP; the Lewis Powell Memo, urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion - especially the universities - the media and the courts; and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine - all of which helped to change the entire country's direction and culture, misinformed millions, divided families and even the country itself. Written by anonymous

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The shocking truth behind the right-wing media machine that changed a father -- and the nation

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USA

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English

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18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,028

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,028
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Cinco Dedos Peliculas See more »
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Why The Right-Wing Media succeeds
28 March 2019 | by itzae-69486See all my reviews

As a middle0of-the-road voter who's been an avid critical thinker, some of the facts presented here have been well known to the ones who understand and have an analytical political perspective. The documentary is well made in terms of going into depth as far back as the NAZIs to Nixon and today's political issues. If you consider yourself a critical thinker who knows the ins and outs of politics, this will resonate deeply. Also, forget about most of the 1/10 here. When people are conned to vote against themselves, no surprise that some of these comments are paid trolls or truly brainwashed sheep. Watch it and you'll know.


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