Oh, it is not only Hollywood or television that has "brainwashed" the young (and the not so young!) It has been going on for at least two thousand years; ever since the rise of Christianity.Flying on broomsticks, having a "familiar", casting spells, being in league with the devil, demons, the Black Mass. Every known atrocity, every failure of crops,every stroke of "bad luck". It must be the witches!
Thousands were put to death accused of witchcraft/devil worship. Any old woman living alone who had a cat must be a witch!
Real witches were not only great healers. They were also "counsellors", and were consulted for all sorts of problems. The Catholic Church was having none of that! Only their priests were allowed to heal or counsel.