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Over the last four decades, right-wing movements have brought authoritarian political forms into mainstream US politics and mobilized widespread consent for an increase in social control. This article argues that conservative media helped drive the move to the right in American political culture by cultivating the desire for command-based relations of rule on the part of listeners. Leaders of the Christian Right, hosts of Fox News, and the politicians they showcased refurbished conservative politics for an era of post-racial and gender equality by framing reclamations of privilege and authority in narratives of redemption. Identifying redemption narratives in the genres of Christian-themed self-help and conservative talk news, I show how they instill particular relations of authority in part by tethering these relations to the construction of white masculinity and white femininity.