The Poisoning of the American Mind

For those seeking to amass power, control over the thoughts of the individual is a crucial component in attaining the end result.

This same theme was masterfully woven throughout the pages of George Orwell’s classic novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

Penned in 1949, the book’s disturbing plot appears to have a degree of commonality with the storyline that our country currently appears to be living out.

Winston Smith, the main character and protagonist of Orwell’s book, is the allegorical narrator and quintessential everyman. The novel subsequently gave birth to two films, a 1956 movie starring Edmond O’Brien and a 1984 release starring John Hurt.

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Hollywood Producer Heads Up Trump`s Fundraising Efforts

Despite the unprecedented onslaught of negativity from the entertainment industry and mainstream news media outlets, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hauled in a record breaking $100 million in a single month from individual donors that contributed $200 or less.

Never before has a GOP candidate attained such a fundraising feat in a single campaign stroke.

The number of individuals who contributed to Trump’s campaign amounted to 2.6 million people, which represents a 24% increase over the previous month; this is another record breaking number exceeding that of any previous Republican candidate.

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Social Media Involvement Hits Record Highs in Second Presidential Debate

The presidential election campaign of 2016 is certainly one for the record books, and as it turns out so too is social media’s involvement in the second presidential debate.

Sunday’s second of three debates between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was co-moderated by ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and took place in a town hall format.

In addition to questions emanating from the moderators, queries for the candidates came from individuals in social media circles as well as citizen participants (selected by the Gallup organization).

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The End of the Web as We Know It

The Hollywood community has been shaken in recent years by the sudden growth of Internet streaming services that offer a fresh and ample assortment of TV shows, movies, music, and the like, all available to a growing group of digital entertainment consumers.

Entertainment audiences have been living in an on-demand universe, one in which they are free to choose from a wide variety of materials that are available any time of the day or night at the touch of a screen.

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Hollywood Celebrities Go All In for Hillary

In an unprecedented attempt to help get a candidate elected to the nation’s highest post, Hollywood is pulling out all the stops to assist Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.

Many of the Tinseltown residents with sizeable influence are busy supplying “in kind” contributions to the Hillary campaign. Playing their typical roles in the quadrennial Academy Award show of politics, they have been making personal donations, rounding up gobs of cash at left-leaning fundraisers, rushing stages to publicly endorse, appearing at campaign-stop junkets, and generally lobbing stink bombs at any political, entertainment, media, business, or high-profile individual or organization that dare express a semblance of objectivity or opposition.

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Social Media Will Pick the Presidential Debate Winner

Here is the unvarnished truth: Social media is set to play an unprecedented role in the upcoming presidential debates between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The televised political match-ups will undoubtedly reach an audience the size of which has never been seen before in the history of presidential debates.

Trump has already proven to be a ratings magnet in the GOP primary debates and fifteen million people tuned in to the “Commander in Chief Forum” hosted by Matt Lauer, which was, in effect a “preseason” debate event.

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The Art of Storytelling and Box-office Magic

This past summer the major movie studios had to sit by and watch as a series of ill-conceived sequels, reboots, and remakes seriously underperformed at the box office.

Even though some of the more promising reboots, including the gender-swapped “Ghostbusters” and the CGI 3D focused “Ben-Hur,” ended up being a disappointment to the bottom line, it was the performance of sequels that really stung Hollywood executives, so much so that future studio release strategies may take a different course.

During the summer of 2016, fourteen sequels were released, but only 3 of them brought in more revenue than their original predecessors.

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Latest FBI Document Dump Poses Danger for the Clinton Campaign

The recently released FBI report, which provided more details on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server and email malpractice, looks more and more as if it will ultimately spell trouble for the Democratic presidential nominee.

In still yet another apparent attempt to avoid media coverage, a document dump took place on the Friday evening that preceded the long Labor Day weekend. Mixed in with the report’s scandalous jigsaw puzzle pieces was a document detailing the agency’s July interview with the former secretary of state.

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Super PAC Aims to Change Democrats into Trumpocrats

A new Super PAC is seeking to make Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump the next occupant of the White House.

The campaign group known as Trumpocrats PAC is made up of Democrats who distrust and oppose Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and who have switched their support to the GOP standard bearer.

The executive director of the organization is Christian Rickers, a lifelong Democrat who voted in the primary election for then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Trump Grabs the Momentum

Despite mainstream media rumblings that the 2016 presidential race is virtually over, GOP nominee Donald Trump recently took hold of the ball and with his eye firmly on the goalpost is making a run for it.

In recent days Trump invited new people onboard his campaign team, made a series of policy related speeches, expressed regret for hurt he may previously have caused with ill-chosen words, started a dialogue with voters in communities of color, took a trip to flood-stricken Louisiana to comfort folks and provide much-needed supplies, and revved up his television ads in some key battleground states.

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