Brennan Excoriates Fathers’ Depictions in Pop Culture

Brennan Excoriates Fathers’ Depictions in Pop Culture

April 18, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Terry Brennan’s fifth article in his series on fatherlessness takes on communications media depictions of Dad, both now and around mid-century (Daily Caller, 4/17/18). That of course seems always to be an issue. Have movies, television programs, advertising and the like improved over the last, say, 20 years? They have. Nowadays, fathers are often shown to be loving, caring and competent. If we weren’t paying attention, we might think that the issue of denigrating fathers in popular culture was dead. As Brennan shows, it’s alive and kicking.

For example, there’s a recent McDonald’s TV spot.

How does McDonald’s feel about fatherhood?

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