Brainwashing is real
A Friend posted the announcement that the documentary “The Brainwashing of My Dad” would be coming out on March 18 and when I told her I was watching it she asked me to do a review for her and her followers.
This movie is “The story of a media phenomenon that changed a Father… and divided a nation.”
There are many interviews with authors, journalists, historians, philosophers and many Americans who had family members and friends who had fallen for this sophisticated propaganda plan.
The movie shows us Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News saying that “people are lazy and want their thinking done for them; that Americans are dumb and need their news in short sound bites.”
The movie brings up “The Powell Memo” that impacted the realms of politics, media, judicial law and education.
It tells about the repeal of The Fairness Doctrine by Ronald Reagan and subsequently the enactment by Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich of The Telecommunications Reform Act in 1996. These handed over media systems to a handful of corporations from big media systems in radio, TV and print.
One of the most important things shown in the movie are 2 SCOTUS appointments including Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia., Clarence Thomas taped all three hours of Rush Limbaugh every day and tried to listen to all of the shows he recorded. Antonin Scalia said, “I get most of my news driving back and forth from work on the radio… talk radio guys usually”.
This documentary was very powerful for me because I was one of the people who fell for this method of a sort of brainwashing. I watched this on Amazon Streaming Video, but I believe it is also available on iTunes, Google Play and You Tube and possibly elsewhere.