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Media Moguls are Changing the World
While Keeping Us Misinformed and Poorly Entertained
The History of Hollywood and TV
-by Scott Rohter, January 2012
America’s fledgling broadcast industry got it's start in the early part of the 20th century in New York City. It is only logical that from its earliest inception in the 1920s and 1930s the business of broadcasting the news would be dominated and controlled by New York City liberals. The nascent broadcast industry along with its network news divisions all had their headquarters in and around Manhattan so they were all controlled by wealthy New Yorkers. As a result, most of the prominent people involved in this new endeavor were liberal and progressive. There is nothing unusual or unethical about any of this, and it perfectly explains why the major news networks are still very liberal and progressive today.
Roughly at about the same time that the television industry was getting started on the east coast, another young commercial enterprise was beginning to expand its reach on the west coast. This was the movie industry. It was born in the 1920s and it had already been on the scene for about a decade by the time that television came along. The future film capitol of the world was centered in a sleepy little town on the outskirts of Los Angeles. This little known town was called Hollywood and its fledgling commercial enterprise grew into the entertainment and film industry that we know today. As it grew the sleepy,little town became the entertainment and film capitol of the world.
The principal people behind the movie business were west coast liberals. There isn’t much difference between west coast liberals and east coast liberals except for the slightly different nature of their conflicting business interests. For most of the 20th century there was a huge wall of separation between these two growing enterprises which disseminated information to the American people. One industry used the public airwaves and a growing network of television stations to broadcast its message to the American people while the other industry used a network of movie theatres located around the country, but a curtain was drawn between these two growing industries so that one could not contribute or detract from what the other was doing. It was imposed mainly by the more established Hollywood movie moguls because they were suspicious of the new, up-start TV business. For many years Hollywood movie executives refused to share or release any of their film content for broadcast over the public airwaves which were controlled by the television networks.
Any maneuvering by one industry to gain a foothold or control of the other industry would have almost certainly been opposed by the courts. It would have been viewed as a form of monopoly. These same courts handed down various legal decisions in the 1940s and 1950s that prevented Hollywood film companies from owning or controlling any of the movie theaters which showed their films. Hollywood tried to gain a foothold in the movie theater business and in the nascent broadcast industry, but they were not allowed to part the velvet curtain or interfere in these two separate enterprises... To paraphrase a famous television news anchorman of the day, “That was just the way it was!”
The developing broadcast industry was as separate from the movie and entertainment business as the east is from the west, or at least as the east coast is from the west coast. They were as separate as fact is from fiction, or as the truth is from lies. The television business on the east coast through its affiliated network of local TV stations across the country broadcast the news and information that the nation needed to know, while the movie business located on the west coast produced mostly entertainment. Hollywood did produce some early documentaries during World War II notably to help with the war effort, but it took no great pains to remain completely factual. Hollywood was, and still is mostly concerned about telling a story. Whether the story is fact or fiction doesn't really matter... It is entertainment specifically designed to sell advertising, social engineering, and propaganda.
After the networks began to broadcast 24 hours a day there was a lot of additional time to fill with new content. There began to exist some overlap between the big screen and the little screen. Television executives in New York began to experiment with new shows that were not really newsworthy. They were purely for entertainment. T.V. became famous for variety shows like The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Bob Hope Show. The networks tried their hand at comedy shows. There was theLaurel and Hardy Show, The Three Stooges, and Bozo the Clown directed primarily at children. Television produced some early sitcoms like The Life of Riley, I Love Lucy, Leave It To Beaver . One of the most popular sitcoms when I was growing up was The Honeymooners, staring Jackie Gleason as Ralph Cramden, a New York City bus driver. All of these early sitcoms generally portrayed life in America the way it was, not the way that anyone in the broadcast industry or in government particularly wanted it to be. Television focused on entertaining people in return for selling advertising time on their networks. Initially there was no hidden message or particular agenda built into their programming.
It was all very innocent and harmless in the beginning. There were no hidden messages, no political agenda, and no social engineering built into the programs that were broadcast on television, but World War II changed all that. Industry executives began to take notice of the great power that television had over people as it was then being misused to brainwash an entire generation of Germans under Adolph Hitler.
As television programming gradually turned from just news and documentaries to purely innocent forms of entertainment and then to mostly fictionalized story telling with a hidden political agenda, the television industry itself began to take on a rather sinister agenda... The networks began to broadcast full fledged experiments in social engineering. They contained a liberal, progressive bias that was both anti God and anti family. Instead of just trying to peddle some product to their viewers during the all too frequent commercial breaks in the programming, TV executives began to use the entire program as a massive propaganda tool for social change. They aren't called programs for nothing. Television executives are trying to change the world by selling millions of viewers on some politically correct thought, idea, or behavior just like Hollywood is doing with all of its movies. Neither the big tube nor the little tube are concerned at all about telling the truth anymore. The latest development in this descending spiral is all of the fake news currently being broadcast over the alphabet networks.
You can detect an element of social engineering built into almost every television show on the small screen today. That is why we aren’t really watching programs on television. We are being programmed by our televisions! Somewhere along the way during the last half of the 20th century, the wall of separation that used to exist between Hollywood and New York, between movies and television, and between the film industry and business of broadcasting the news to the nation has been torn down. Hollywood movie moguls wound up in control of the New York based television networks along with their corporate news divisions. What Hollywood couldn’t accomplish in the 1930s and 1940s, they managed to pull off in the 1980s and 1990s.
Today Hollywood owns two of the three major television news networks. Walt Disney owns ABC, and Rupert Murdock owns 20th Century Fox as well as FOX News Corp. NBC and Universal Studies are both controlled by the same parent company which is now Comcast... Not only are the programs broadcast over our television sets destroying the family... They are also filled with hidden messaging which is directed at advancing a progressive political agenda. The lines between news and entertainment are gone. The difference between fact and fiction is so blurred that you can barely tell the difference anymore. Fact or fable, reality or reality TV show... It’s all very hard to tell the difference. What were our Nation's political leaders thinking when they allowed Hollywood movie executives to gain control of America's major news networks? Hollywood has never placed much importance on telling the truth and neither for that matter has corporate America. The only thing that matters to both are their sales receipts.
Although lesbians and homosexuals represent only a small fraction of American society, their so called "gay lifestyle" is prominently featured on almost every TV sitcom. This is a deliberate assault upon family values. Whenever gays and lesbians are portrayed on television or in the movies, they are depicted in a favorable light that is completely out of touch with reality. Hollywood never delves into the dark, downside of their self-indulgent, self-destructive lifestyles. You never see gays portrayed the way they really are.
Television has become an effective tool of social engineering. In the hands of highly skilled movie directors and television producers new programs are continually being added to their arsenal which are then directed at inconvenient and politically incorrect truths such as the stubborn idea that marriage is a union between a man and a woman for the purpose of raising a family. This stubborn idea is proving very difficult to eradicate from our collective consciousness. It has taken a great deal of skill in the hands of some very devious people to remove so much of America's common sense and Christian heritage. About the only place where any glimmer of light can still be found is in America's churches and synagogues.
Hollywood uses both explicit and subliminal messages woven right into the screenplays of the movies it produces in order to achieve its goal of transforming society. Television is doing the same thing... It is trying to change our lives while entertaining us, misinforming us, and distracting us. Whether it is accomplished through the effective promotion of a basketball or football game, or with hidden messages woven right into a T.V. sitcom or Hollywood screen play doesn't really make any difference. The result is still the same. There is a concerted effort to de-construct our traditional values based society and replace it with one that has no values at all... where just about anything goes... where it's okay for a man to sleep with a man, or a woman to sleep with a woman... where it's okay for anybody to sleep with anybody, where sexual gratification is the only thing that matters... where it's okay for men to get married to men and women to marry women, where its even okay for a man or a woman to try to change their sexual identity and pretend to be something they are not. Movie producers and Hollywood directors are doing a very good job of persuading millions of Americans to stop listening to their own common sense and to their own conscience. By doing so they are changing our world while keeping us misinformed and very poorly entertained.
"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter