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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 ... Self
David Brock David Brock ... Self
Noam Chomsky ... Self
Jeff Cohen Jeff Cohen ... Self
Claire Conner Claire Conner ... Self
Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann ... Self
Edward S. Herman Edward S. Herman ... Self
Frank Luntz ... Self
Matthew Modine ... Narrator
Carol Wallin Carol Wallin ... Self
Johnny Williams Johnny Williams ... Self
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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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The Perfect Companion To The Outfoxed Documentary
20 January 2019 | by Rachel-shashanaSee all my reviews

This is an important documentary. It takes an admittedly important and relevant explanation and makes it personal. This is the story of one family and how the older man was brainwashed to become a hateful and resentful conservative racist and shows how it is being played out systematically in our larger society. It is important to put into words and images the things we have already seen and felt for ourselves and have an explanation for it. Noam Chomsky, who is the foremost intellectual of our times, provides a short but fascinating explanation among others.

Watch it, but do so with family.


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18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,028

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,028
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