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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 10:12 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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  - Madison Avenue has perfected the art of advertising/mind control  Vinnie From Indy   Aug-17-10 02:27 PM   #1 
  - Neil Postman has a great book you might enjoy  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-17-10 02:37 PM   #2 
  - The phenomena of Anti-mimesis, aka; "Life imitating art" known long before television  Uncle Joe   Aug-17-10 03:32 PM   #3 
  - "children are taught to pledge allegiance to a colored cloth not (sic) the constitution"  Go2Peace   Aug-18-10 02:01 AM   #7 
     - Oh, don't worry, we will eventually end up there  Go2Peace   Aug-18-10 02:02 AM   #8 
  - KnR  JohnyCanuck   Aug-17-10 03:43 PM   #4 
  - It's not known by some as "The Idiot box" for nothing. n/t  JohnyCanuck   Aug-17-10 03:54 PM   #5 
  - Bingo.  Karenina   Aug-18-10 04:56 AM   #9 
  - Who needs a represive police state when the elites can brainwash everyone via TV?  Odin2005   Aug-17-10 04:04 PM   #6 
  - I'm sorry, but the US is a very conservative country by most standards.  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-18-10 05:31 AM   #10 
     - Has television magnified US conservatism and if so, was/is it deliberate?  Uncle Joe   Aug-18-10 10:12 AM   #11 
 

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