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  •  Bush Admin (5+ / 0-)

    drafts Hollywood in war effort

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Grappling with ways to help the Bush administration with its war on terrorism, more than 40 entertainment industry executives from Hollywood met Sunday with a top administration official.

    The executives met with Karl Rove, President Bush's senior adviser, who emphasized that the U.S. government had no interest in influencing the content of movies and television shows.

    Color me cynical but...really?
    "We talked about no propaganda," Rove told reporters at the Peninsula Hotel where the group met.
    Like Rove is so trustworthy.
    •  Ill wait for the diarist to make himself clear (0+ / 0-)

      If he is saying that Hollywood writers are producing "propaganda" under pressure from someone, or if these ideas are sometimes expressed in movies because the writers themsleves are pushing an agenda they believe in.

      •  It's almost doubtlessly both (1+ / 0-)
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        And don't forget about the TV.,

        Americans are soaking in manipulated information.

      •  I would say that (2+ / 0-)
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        GreenMother, ColoTim

        xxdr zombiexx has offered a good analysis. Hollywood during the Bush years brought us such crap as "Over There" and other agitprop.

        It is a bit of both - intentional and unintentional.

        Sometimes the writers are pushing their own/governments agenda and other times it merely serves as a plot device/and or cautionary tale.

        “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

        by Tool on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 03:54:37 PM PDT

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    •  You say "Propaganda" as if it's a bad thing (0+ / 0-)

      Hollywood and the government treat it as a really good thing.

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