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Ben Shapiro: ‘Hollywood Wants Your Money…and Your Mind’

By  Jacob Airey

The Daily Wire’s own Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro hosted the latest video from Prager University titled “Hollywood Wants Your Money…and Your Mind.” He discusses how the Hollywood elites openly insert far-left messages into their entertainment for one purpose: propaganda.

Shapiro says, “Imagine a group of activists so powerful that they could beam their propaganda directly into your brain. Now also imagine that they’re so sophisticated, they actually get you to pay them to do it.” He emphasizes, “Unfortunately, you don’t have to imagine it. It’s real. It’s Hollywood.”

He continues, “As big as the internet has become, Hollywood, and here, I’m talking specifically about television, is still king. Not only does it reach hundreds of millions of people with its messaging, it embeds that messaging in seemingly innocuous stories . . . stories that distract us from the hardships of daily life; stories that make us feel good, compassionate, and decent.”

He adds, “We watch TV, in other words, because we like it. And just as Americans didn’t think much about the carcinogens in the cigarettes they smoked for decades, most Americans don’t think much about the toxic politics in the television they watch.”

Shapiro explains, “But those who create that content do. They spin out hour after hour of slickly-produced left-wing propaganda and give themselves awards for doing it. They applaud each other’s ‘courage,’ even though all their friends think exactly as they do.”

Shapiro talks about his discussions with Hollywood executives he talked to while researching his book “Primetime Propaganda.” They openly admitted to putting “social justice” messages into their programming. From old beloved programs like Friends, Maude, and Will & Grace, to modern shows like Transparent and Orange Is The New Black, Hollywood shamelessly inserts their propaganda.

Shapiro explains, “It hasn’t always been this way. For decades, Hollywood promoted traditional American values. That changed, as did so much else in the late 1960s and ‘70s, when Hollywood stopped celebrating American values and started transforming them.”

Watch the video below:


PragerU Video: Shapiro Explains Why Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings

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