"More than 3 decades AGO, Bernie Sanders
made no secret of his contempt for commercial TV. It was not just a profit-making enterprise, he said 1979 issue of The Vanguard Press
, but an opiatelike vehicle to subjugate the masses with “lies and distortions. And that was just the news programs. Commercials employed “Hitlerian” tactics in which the public is “bombarded” with short, simple messages in keeping with the owners’ mission to “create a nation of morons who will faithfully go out and buy this or that product, vote for this or that candidate.” Anyone who, in the 1960s, read Vance Packard's 'The Hidden Persuaders' are not surprised, but it is time THE current media propaganda IS RECOGNIZED as creators of fear-mongering and promoter of lies that was prevalent in 1939 Germany.
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)