It’s understandable why Yellen and his fellow CEOs would be so thrilled with their time on the series: Undercover Boss is some of the most blatant propaganda on American television.
“The economy is going through tough times,” begins the portentous voiceover that kicked off the series’ premiere installment.
“Many hardworking Americans blame wealthy CEOs for being out of touch with what’s going on in their own companies.”
He then cycles through five jobs: on the recycling assembling line, landfill pickup, administrative assistant, porta-john cleaner, and garbage collector.
Large cash rewards have become the Undercover Boss go-to method of creating cathartic endings.
And what makes Undercover Boss so sinister it how effective this propaganda is. »