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Shapiro on Exposing the Hollywood Left: Tomorrow, There Will Be Tape
BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | May 30, 2011 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 05/30/2011 8:22:04 AM PDT by UltraConservative

Ben Shapiro's new book, "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story Of How The Left Took Over Your TV" is going viral all over the world, thanks to yesterday's article in The Independent. Today, coverage extends to the UK Daily Mail, the New Zealand Herald, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Ottawa Citizen, the Ireland Journal, Australia's Herald Sun, and yes, Newser, among others.

Newser says, "The writer interviewed dozens of leading industry figures, some of whom 'admitted' to presenting a left-wing bias in programing, Shapiro writes, as they seek to 'shape America in their own leftist image.' Not very successfully, apparently."

Shapiro has responded on his website: "For those in the media: this is just the beginning. We've got tape." He just tweeted this: "NOTE TO THOSE IN THE MEDIA: Many of you seem skeptical that TV has a leftist slant. Warning: #WeHaveTheTape ... Beginning tomorrow: There Will Be Tape."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hollywood; obama; primetimepropaganda; shapiro

1 posted on 05/30/2011 8:22:08 AM PDT by UltraConservative
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To: UltraConservative

Thanks for posting. Will be a good summer read!


2 posted on 05/30/2011 8:28:34 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger ("January 29,2013....The end of an ERROR!)
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To: UltraConservative

When every show has homosexuals as main characters, you can pretty much figure the left has taken over. Hope they didn’t spend a whole lot of time trying to figure this out.


3 posted on 05/30/2011 8:28:50 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: UltraConservative

Without having read Ben Shapiro’s new book, I can’t do more than state that conservatives have known for a long time that ‘Hollywood’ is almost completely leftist and has steadily infused it’s ‘product’ with left-wing propaganda. Recently, TV shows with gay characters presented as either victims and/or heroes. Coy appeals for legalizing same-sex ‘marriage’ is presented as a desirable, benign goal that all decent, upstanding, fair and compassionate people should embrace. It’s nauseating. I’m glad there is an exposé of this and perhaps, a few more eyes will be opened to the pernicious effect ‘Hollywood’ continues to have on our culture. Kudos to Ben Shapiro.


4 posted on 05/30/2011 8:37:07 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: UltraConservative

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

5 posted on 05/30/2011 8:41:53 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ilovesarah2012
When every show has homosexuals as main characters, you can pretty much figure the left has taken over.

Ditto to that. Furthermore, can you remember that last time you saw a movie that didn't have the obligatory gay character?

6 posted on 05/30/2011 8:45:36 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: UltraConservative

“How The Left Took Over Your TV”

Sadly Americans did nothing. In tandem with TV propaganda was public education. Which came first? Of course it was your neighborhood public school, university and academia, where we also ignored the obvious, preferring to sleep through a larger than life take-over which is in full swing even today.

“How Americans Continue to Sleep Through the Education Take-Over” is apt.


7 posted on 05/30/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: UltraConservative

Sounds like an interesting book. It’s always rather fascinating looking at older tv programming, from the 50s/60s/70s/80s, etc., and note the initial progressions of very subtle lib propaganda gradually grow into full-blown preachy leftism. Which undoubtedly has led to today, where tv has become so self-conscious and gay as to be unwatchable.


8 posted on 05/30/2011 8:49:43 AM PDT by greene66
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To: UltraConservative

And don’t forget stupid white people commercials.


9 posted on 05/30/2011 8:51:32 AM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t think of the left, as much as it is the gays that have taken over. Once one got into a position of power, they hired on their buddies and they spread like a virus, until now, they completely control TV, Movies and Music. And the radical gay agenda is considered a key plank of the Left.


10 posted on 05/30/2011 8:54:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hoodat

I don’t watch a lot of movies or TV shows. My daughter watches Grey’s Anatomy so I see it on occasion and they have all sorts of weird characters. I refuse to watch trash that has a lot of profanity, sex for the sake of sex, blood and guts, and homosexuals. That narrows down my choices - lol.


11 posted on 05/30/2011 8:55:29 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: RitaOK

Depends on which American.

I never boughtt a TV until 1990 while my wife was pregnant with our first. I got rid of the damned thing in March of 1995.


12 posted on 05/30/2011 9:02:55 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: culpeper

Those are one of my biggest pet peeves. It’s pervasive all the way down to buying a bottle of Aleve.


13 posted on 05/30/2011 9:03:50 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: UltraConservative

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10728888


14 posted on 05/30/2011 9:07:21 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: MrEdd

“I never boughtt a TV until 1990 while my wife was pregnant with our first. I got rid of the damned thing in March of 1995. “=====

Good for you. I like that. My comment was directed, however, to the point that TV propaganda is nothing but a product of US Education. Home schoolers are an example of what you did with your TV. Just opt out. That’s one solution that speaks volumes.


15 posted on 05/30/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: UltraConservative

Amazon has an excerpt, which lists several older programs and what they actually were saying. I have to say, none of them surprised me. Who could watch MASH and come away believing it was about anything other than pacifism? Supposedly set in Korea, it was Vietnam propaganda from start to finish. Others were equally obvious. The American people could actually figure this out without someone writing a book about it, but I guess they’re too lazy to actually think.


16 posted on 05/30/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: greene66

y’now...think it’s time to trash the TV watching...be better
to read a book, and then download a separate video/animation
and not have to pay for a television package (so they can inject all other
stuff you know ain’t really true).
When their revenue stream dies, their message will die in
the dust.


17 posted on 05/30/2011 9:32:17 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: MizSterious

I saw the MASH episode where they have a nork guerilla in the unit for treatment. Hawkeye and co. were all over Mako’s character for wanting to take her back for interrogation and possible execution. At the end, even when she admitted to trying to kill an American soldier in the hospital and how she despised and wanted to kill Hawk and co, they still got pissed at Mako’s char and had to be halted by his guards cocking their rifles.. I was amazed at how stupid they looked supporting this woman commie like that.


18 posted on 05/30/2011 9:33:30 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer

I saw a few other episodes that bad, or nearly so. It was a wildly popular show in its day, but it was pure propaganda. And still is. If you look at your channel guides, it’s being re-run on several networks on weekends and at night. But most of the shows are that way, in one format or another.

And of course the newscasts are equally vile in that regard.


19 posted on 05/30/2011 9:43:19 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Mmogamer

That’s the kind of idiocy you really start encountering in the early-70s. The other day I was watching a similarly-vintage episode of “Cannon” (which is a series generally devoid of propagandizing, actually). The episode involved a scientist who steals a cannister of nerve-gas from his company, in protest of the Army’s purchasing of said product. To make a moral statement to the world, he places the cannister at a carousel in a carnival, set to be released and kill perhaps a thousand people.

The scientist is obviously presented as a bit unhinged, but also rather sympathetically. Even at the end, as he’s in custody, he’s treated more as an unfortunate guy who had a ‘breakdown,’ but meant well. Anyway, had this same story been told in a tv-show five or ten years earlier, the protagonists would have treated this character, who attempted a huge mass-murder of innocent carnival-patrons, with total disgust.


20 posted on 05/30/2011 9:55:17 AM PDT by greene66
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To: ilovesarah2012
When every show has homosexuals as main characters, you can pretty much figure the left has taken over. Hope they didn’t spend a whole lot of time trying to figure this out.

Figured it out. I just have regular cable and I pretty much only watch Hallmark and TCM for movies, old comedies, Travel Channel, Discovery, History (sometimes according to topic - they don't do Christian topics to my liking). I used to watch the Family Channel but now it is the New Family Channel and the stuff is not as wholesome as it once was. Now there is another sitcom coming out with Fran Drescher about a divorced woman who was married to a gay man - great family stuff, huh. Anyway,the left is definately in control of what we watch. And, some of us must be watching the cr@p stuff because it is still on.

21 posted on 05/30/2011 10:04:44 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: Bitsy

Heheh - I remember an episode of “Emeril Live” on the Food Network when he was explaining how to tell whether or not fish are fresh. He held up a big flounder, sniffed it, and pronounced: “Smells like the Clinton administration!” Hilarious.


22 posted on 05/30/2011 10:15:39 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

“Smells like the Clinton administration!” Hilarious.

Love it. He just didn’t know yet that the fish smell could actually be worse for the Obama administration:)


23 posted on 05/31/2011 6:19:42 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: UltraConservative

Is Ben a poster here?


24 posted on 06/01/2011 7:15:37 PM PDT by wardaddy (I'll take either chick or the black guy for 100 Art (or Alex to u kids here))
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To: Hoodat
Ditto to that. Furthermore, can you remember that last time you saw a movie that didn't have the obligatory gay character?

Don't forget the precocious but clever child; the wise, old black man; the plucky woman who keeps it all together; and the bumbling, idiotic, heterosexual, white male.

25 posted on 06/01/2011 7:19:40 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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