June 29, "Brainwashing my Dad"

 

Brainwashing-of-Dad-Grassroots-Tosa-Flyer.jpgPlease join us for the screening of “The Brainwashing of My Dad”. The documentary chronicles filmmaker, Jen Senko, as she 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 Ms. Senko’s journey continues, you will 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 activists and groups such as: Noam Chomsky, Steve Rendall, Jeff Cohen, Eric Boehlert, George Lakoff, Claire Conner, “STOP RUSH”, “HearYourselfThink”, and others, “The Brainwashing of My Dad” unravels the plan to shift the country to the right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has led 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). It will lead you to ask who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers and what responsibility our government has when it comes to keeping the public airwaves fair, accurate and accountable to the truth.

Sponsored by: Citizen Action of Wisconsin Co-op, RadioActive Campaign

 

WHEN
June 29, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
Firefly Room, Wauwatosa Public Library
7635 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
United States
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