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Publisher's Summary

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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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Needed Info

You'll need to pick and choose the info you use in adiscussion. Using too much will overwhelm.

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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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  • J
  • ORO VALLEY, AZ, United States
  • 12-29-17

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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very good book

Love the way that chapter by chapter and generation by generation this book breaks down the history of the good ol' boob tube.

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Great Analysis of TV Show Hidden Messages.

This was a very eye opening read. The Analysis of TV shows and the history of TV was well worth the price of admission.

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Awesome read!

narrator was good, but the content was definitely in the mark. some of the content may be a little dated, but still relevant.

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  • Sgt
  • Cranston, RI, United States
  • 11-22-17

Liberal Takeover of TV

Masterful history and in dept analysis of how the left infiltrated and eventually took over control of TV (Hollywood-movie land). TV has become a propaganda machine for liberal ideology. Series, TV movies and specials etc. have a liberal cause underneath the story which they are driving home to the audience. Diversity, acceptance, open borders are main themes along with acceptance of illegal immigrants and welfare for all. Americans are bombarded with a barrage of subliminal as well as overt messages continuously from when they turn that button on.