Jen Senko is a filmmaker who watched in horror as her father slowly came to believe the extreme right-wing lies of Rush Limbaugh and other conservative media mavens. Now she’s making a documentary about it calledThe Brainwashing of My Dad. Senko’s first documentary, Road Map Warrior Women, won recognition with several festival awards. Her most recent film, The Vanishing City, co-directed with Fiore DeRosa, exposes the economic policies that have made New York a city for the rich. The Vanishing City won Best Feature Documentary in the Williamsburg International Film Festival, Best Short Documentary in the Harlem International Film Festival, and
Senko is SO MUCH SMARTER that her father, who lived through Roosevelt, the Depression, LBJ´s Great Society and all the other things that brought us to where we are today. What a disrespectful idiot-----I hope she is proud of herself.
Gee... I´m grateful to say that reality "brainwashed" me into getting up everyday, going to work, being independent, being responsible to my family and for my actions, understanding that 2 + 2 actually equal 4 and having a good, operational BS detector!
On rethinking this, I´m not too sure this wasn´t written for the Onion. I have never seen so many leftist cliches in one article. I suppose she thinks this is what passes for scathing deep thinking. And it does, among the brainwashed. The ability to regurgitate propaganda indicated her indoctrination is complete.i
So the little progressive left winger is throwing her father under the bus for daring to have a different opinions than her own. This is so Orwellian that she is practically turning in her father in to INGSOC for thought crimes.
Senko is correct but for the wrong reason. FNC´s insistence that we be subject to the propaganda efforts of Juan Williams, Alan Colmes, Bob Beckel, Lannie Davis and other leftists is brainwashing at its most basic level. We still have enough control of our brains to turn the channel whenever these leftists are given the microphone.
FNC´s use of White House spinners is why we have reduced our viewing of its shows.
And those who don´t listen to Rush, Hannity, Levin et al are not brainwashed?
The Left has a monopoly on information dissemination: They have all the alphabet networks on TV, they have Hollywood and they have the school system. Their brainwashing is legendary.
But give a few conservatives some talk radio air time and the hysteria begins. Heaven forbid the Marxism should be countered with some reality.
Because the Democrats are feeling their oats about now and because this POTUS bypasses the Constitution and Congress at will, it is only a matter of time before Rush & Co will be shut down in the name of sedition.
Quite apart from any political ideology, it seems to me this man, Jan´s father, may have had a fundamental problem, perhaps had some kind of psychotic break, because apart from his political shift, he had a personality split.
Read the entire article, did not have a wiff of satire in my opinion. Sounds like the typical Leftist/Liberal/Progressive who wants to re-educate everyone who does not think in lock step with the American Left. Leftists always claim they have an "argument" when all they really have is "emotion".
The propaganda all flows from the Left and more and more people are turning away from the msm who spout every day about the "economic recovery" and our wonderful Messiah, neither of which exist.
I wonder if anyone will try to interview Jan´s dad. I bet he doesn´t exist, at least not the way Jan portrays the simple angry automaton. As David Horowitz reminded us, liberals lie if it´s for a "good cause." This piece reads as believably as My Month With a Gun Week One.
No sign "smartest person in the room ", smug Jenny , has ever shut up long enough to even listen to Rush . Amazing the lack of curiosity .. About all the underpinnings of her father´s outlook . Gosh Breitbart woulda done a follow up with old stoopid, stone age dad.. I am thinking the poor man might need an ally against the battle of the shrews he lives with / in spite of .. Or a case of scotch .. Maybe we should collect and send him some .. Or her a fruit basket..
Sounds like little Jen has sat under Salon´s brain scrambling hair dryer a few times too many. She calls her father an extremist but won´t talk to Republicans on the Internet? Her social abilities must be quite limited or she would not need the Internet to find a friend.
Dad was normal, sane, wonderful, likeable, tolerant, perfect, brilliant, etc. etc. as long as he agreed with me. Dems just don´t want to be questioned at any level do they? This was nothing but a garbage lecture from someone with a bug up their butt.
People people, please the woman received an award for her work from the "harlem international film festival" lets show a little respect (as little as possible), it is perfectly understandable that she would have delusions of mediocracy.
Right wingers, the same thing that was said about Ronald Reagan, whose philosophy many of these so called right wingers are the heirs. Ronald Reagan, G-d having given him the wisdom to leave the left wing plantation, a thinking man and a man who sincerely loves his country.....these men are his heirs. They do not march to the drummer of the left wing masterminds, who always have a new gimmick to save men from their mostly self inflicted misfortunes and always find suckers who will go along with them. Having grown up in a generation of self reliance, it is nauseating to see our country falling into disrepair, disunity, decadence and desire for someone else to pick up the bill. We are the authors of our own demise.........sad to say.
The last paragraph reveals the depth of the filmmaker´s intellect. When asked what she would say to Rush, if she had a chance, she responds that she would call him a fat f**k, not that there is anything wrong with being fat, she hastily adds! Playground name-calling, the debate strategy of the left.
When Fox didn´t fire Shep Smith after his disgraceful performance during hurricane Katrina, we stopped watched him and when they fired their only real conservative, Brit Hume, we stopped watching Fox News totally.
Remember folks, Murdoch isn´t conservative (he endorsed Hillary for president in 2008) and neither in Fox News. He´s a smart businessman. Fox News is only a profitable business and while there´s nothing wrong with that, I´m not buying their product.
Attention all Ldotters: My fellow college alumni hurled all of these insults at me in 2008. At that time I suggested that a person with no executive experience would not do his job. I was deemed a mind-numbed robot. I was sentenced to penal servitude at Guantanamo Bay, where I would learn to correct my errors. It turns out the mind-numbed robots are the liberals on the left. All that the Lame-Stream Media can do is parrot the line of the day which wafts (disgustingly) from the WH Press Office at 5 AM daily. There was a large immigration rally on the (closed) National Mall. The rally was not covered by the LSM. You see, it was politically wrong to admit that special provisions were made for illegal immigrants. "Citizens" of the United States might have been offended. To get news, you have to go to Fox or (preferably) Lucianne!
Too much ignorance to mention each instance. Some of it was laugh out loud funny. Some ironic. Some of it was just sad. All of it typical of leftist brainwashing.
Looks like that popular leftist example of a lying propagandist, Rush Limbaugh, is in for another attack as the cause of all evil in these United States of America.
Can´t figure out whether her daddy was "lost" because of Rush, and "found" because of her "deprogramming" efforts (in which case he really would be naive, gullible and easily swayed), or if he has literally lost his mind, as she has (which is what happens as a result of leftist brainwashing).
I am often accused of getting my marching orders from Rush. The rant from the left always claims "Rush does nothing but lie and you fall for it." I then offer the following bet: If the Rush-basher can bring me one instance of a lie that Rush tells on-air (not what some leftist claims he said) within one month, I will pay them $100. If they cannot, they owe me $20. I have collected many times but have not had to pay off once.
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