The Brainwashing of My Dad

Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, nonpolitical Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio on a lengthened commute to work. In trying to understand how this happened, she not only finds this to be a phenomenon, but also uncovers some of the forces behind it: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon to create a media for the GOP; the Lewis Powell Memo, urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion - especially the universities - the media and the courts; and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine - all of which helped to change the entire country's direction and culture, misinformed millions, divided families and even the country itself.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$7,028
Summary Details
DistributorJSenko Productions
Runtime1 hr 30 min
GenresDocumentary
Widest Release2 theaters
In Release289 days/41 weeks
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
Mar 18-2489$7,028-2-$3,514$7,0281
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