By Ben Shapiro
“Vitally vital, devastatingly thorough, and shockingly revealing…. After analyzing Primetime Propaganda, you’ll by no means watch television a similar approach again.”
Movie critic Michael Medved calls Ben Shapiro, “One of our such a lot fresh and insightful voices at the pop culture, in addition to a moral sense for his much-maligned generation.” With Primetime Propaganda, the syndicated columnist and bestselling writer of Brainwashed, Porn Generation, and Project President tells the stunning precise tale of the way the main strong medium of mass conversation in human background grew to become a motor vehicle for spreading the novel schedule of the left facet of the political spectrum. just like what Bernard Goldberg’s Bias and A Slobbering Love Affair did for the liberal information computer, Shapiro’s Primetime Propaganda is a vital exposé of corrupting media bias, pulling again the curtain on frequent and unrepentant abuses of the Hollywood leisure industry.
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