The truth behind the right-wing media machine that changed a father–and divided the nation
Join us on Monday, February 20th for a screening and discussion of the documentary film, The Brainwashing of My Dad.
When: Monday, February 20th, 2017 from 7-9pm
Where: Sherrill Hall (side rear entrance, St. Paul’s Church) 39 E. Central Street, Natick MA
What: Screening and discussion of movie, The Brainwashing of My Dad
What Else: Plenty of free parking and light refreshments
As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, Right-Wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP, The 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.
As her journey continues, we discover that her father is part of a much broader demographic, and that the story is one that affects us all.
Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activist groups such as: Noam Chomsky, Steve Rendall, Jeff Cohen, Eric Boehlert, George Lakoff, STOP RUSH, HearYourselfThink, Claire Conner and others, “Brainwashing” unravels the plan to shift the country to the Right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has lead to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, massive intentional misinformation and greater division of our country.
This documentary will shine a light on how it happened (and is still happening) and lead to questions about who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers and what responsibility does our government have to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate and accountable to the truth. [Source]
We will also, show a 10-minute video–The Data That Turned the World Upside Down–describing the psychometric service that the Trump campaign hired to refine and target its divisive messages [LINK].