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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
In 1958 my father took me to see a comedy movie titled “No time for Sargeants”. That movie, his second, introduced me to the actor Andy Griffith, in which he played an innocent and naive young country bumpkin drafted into the military.To this day it is still one of my favorite comic portrayals on film.
Several years later while watching old TV movies I happened across Griffith's first movie, “A Face in the Crowd”. Expecting another comic portrayal I settled in for a funny movie which it turned out was not what it was at all.
A Face in the Crowd is the portrayal of a narcissist country roust about who, through is innate ability to charm people, makes his way to the top of the TV industry selling any product that will sponser him and his down home country charm.
He catches the attention of not only advertising executives but also politicians. He becomes a wheeler and dealer and eventually a king maker.
The movie, made in 1956 was in a way an expose of the way television manipulates people. It dramatizes the ease with which TV lies and twists the truth in order to sell it's products, be they vitamin pills or presidents. It dramatizes the politics and power plays within the TV and advertising industry. It exposes the early use of ''laugh'' and ''applause'' tracks to cajole the audience into accepting the messages delivered.
The two faces of ''Lonesome Roads'', Griffith's character is is finally exposed to the public, the public who love him when he believes himself to be ''off the air'' when in reality he is still on the air.
A member here once asked me about my dislike for Donald Trump. I was asked for proof, for facts that have brought about my dislike. I offer none here, only an old dramatic portrayal of what I consider the true nature of Trump to be.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
What's the best way to sell a ton of guns? Tell people they're bad and should be banned, the recent hike in gun sales proves that to be true. What's the best way to sell a scumbag into office? Tell people he doesn't deserve to be there. The media sold their product like a charm and are still doing so. Clinton and the media pretty much handed Trump to us on a silver platter. The more they trash him the more support he will get from it and the deeper it will be. They knew this and still do, that's the main reason Trump has become akin to a cult of personality, he was painted as an underdog by his friends in the media despite his glaring character flaws and deep ties to the establishment.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Sounds like 98% of the politicians in DC et al.
Since you brought him up, why you focus all your loathing (that in reality should cut every which way) on him as if its all just one man?
I wonder if him being on your opposing team has anything to do with it. Or how the MSM told us to HATE him? Hmm...
no one can fool your brilliant "enlightened " mind ( all of 3W bulb ? with nearly empty batteries ?)
Trump was not part of the "establishment elite". However, he has spent his first year scouting for the allies that can cement his hold over the establishment while doing his best to keep the dangerous elements of the old Deep State from putting him six feet under.
Trump has created a new establishment with different loyalties than the one that has mostly ruled since about Vietnam.
The new establishment only has to appease the proles long enough for the middle class to replace the old elite. Once that shift is mostly completed, it goes back to business as usual,
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: M5xaz
Oh, so Trump is a one man wrecking crew across the entire world. Not only did he single handedly liberate Libya but he also saved Syria from annihilation with the wave of a hand.
Glad to see you mistakenly put so much power into Trump's hands.