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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 11:12 AM
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11. Has television magnified US conservatism and if so, was/is it deliberate?
I believe it has, part of this being the result of television ascendancy and U.S. world superpower status coming at about the same time.

The witch hunts of the McCarthy Era being just one example of how corporate, ie; military industrial complex dominated government; of which President Eisenhower would later warn against stifled and distorted American expression via television and movies during the so called "Golden Era" of television.

This was done solely because of the perceived political beliefs; whether real or imagined of those actors, directors, producers and writers, with the First Amendment being damned.

During such a critical stage of television infancy, development and growing influence, there is no way this couldn't have a distorting/dampening effect on the most advanced art of it's time and in turn on the American People's perception.

I believe we as a nation suffered greatly from this travesty and the lingering effects are still with us to this day.

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