It's a pretty common (and as weak as it is common) attack on myself on the Catholic forum where I sometimes post, for someone to claim that I am brainwashed. After all, according to the point of view of some more angry intolerant types, I converted to the Dark Side. I mean, I am preferring the rights of women in Islam (which they consider barbaric and medieval) to those of American women, for instance. But in so many ways I prefer Islam to American culture or law, leading people to accuse me of being brainwashed.
But when it comes to brainwashing, these videos are very insightful. I came across them a few days ago over at Egyptian Gumbo, and was incredibly impressed. I hope others can take a look and see things that maybe weren't so obvious before.
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVhW8l5rKi4&feature=related
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHQ3u-8K7e8
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YoLG6Iw_pU
Basically they show how Fox News (especially Sean Hannity) goes about trying to program people's brains (NLP is neurolinguistic programming) to think a certain way.