The Corporate Coup d’Etat
Tune in to “Be Bold America!” Sunday, January 5 at 5:00pm
“Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice.” – George Carlin
Executive producer, Jeff Cohen, will discuss his movie and the powerful political influence of American corporations today. The movie, THE CORPORATE COUP D’ÉTAT, takes a complex political/historical theme and brings it to life. It creates a powerful cinematic experience that explains how President Trump is the result of failed neoliberal globalist policies, and a ‘corporate coup d’état’ in which corporations and billionaires were able to gradually take control of the political process in the U.S. and elsewhere. Listen to how and why this movie had to be made and learn Jeff’s views on politics today, his time as a TV commentator for CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, and about his activism in co-founding Roots Action and Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
Jeff Cohen, jeffcohen.org, media critic and lecturer, was founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he was an associate professor of journalism. He founded the media watch group FAIR in 1986, and cofounded the online activist group RootsAction.org in 2011. Cohen has coproduced documentary movies, including “The Corporate Coup D’Etat” and “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.” He is the author of Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media. He has been a TV commentator at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, and was senior producer of MSNBC’s Phil Donahue primetime show until it was terminated three weeks before the Iraq invasion. His columns have been published online at such websites as HuffPost, CommonDreams and Truthout—and in dozens of dailies, including USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Atlanta Constitution, and Miami Herald.