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Primetime Propaganda is the story of how television has been used over the past 60 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 best-selling 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 100 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 hearing this groundbreaking exposé, listeners will never watch television the same way again.

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A fantastic and even-handed take on hollywood

A fantastic and even handed take on Hollywood's liberal bias. Criticizes without insulting, and also recognizes the talents of hardcore leftist creators.

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Great book but needs an update

I have to wonder if Ben Shapiro would feel the same way about the industry were he to write this book today. It’s fascinating to hear about this industry in light of 4 more years of Obama and almost 2 years of Trump.

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Tremendous

If you can get past the occasional mispronounced word this is an excellent listening experience

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Well researched informative book

This book was really well researched and very informative. Ben makes great points about the culture of the left in Hollywood and how they intentionally demonize conservative view points. I love how he ties it back together at the end and encourages both sides to come together in order to save television.

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Detailed and well researched

This book provides a detailed and well researched account of the influence of liberal politics on television programs. The author conducted interviews with many of the key players in many of the most popular programs. The weakness of the book is that it doesn't spend much time on an alternative approach. It also doesn't give credit to TV for improving the acceptance of minorities, which is surely a value anyone should embrace.

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Eye opening read!

Who knew the left started so long ago. Will never think of the TV I grew up with the same.

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Great listen

This was a eye opener to the innermost workings of the TV universe good story.

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I learned tons

great background story on Hollywood and how it came to be so liberal and single minded over the years.

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Super informative

now I understand were my teen is getting all her ideas and why it's such a battle for her to see things clearly through the lense of liberty. this book has helped me put the puzzle together. it's a wonder there are any conservatives at all.

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offers examples

Shapiro offers examples for the assertions that he makes, giving the reader a chance to evaluate if they concur with his conclusions.

The performance was good but a little flat.

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