14 July 2008
Orwell Rolls In His Grave
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Outstanding video showcasing interviews with former major news media producers and journalists, as well as academics, speaking out about the takeover of the media by corporate conglomerates and wealthy political interest groups. A great introduction to media issues in the US.
Description from Google Video: "Orwell Rolls in His Grave 'Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?...' This chilling documentary film examines the relationship between the media, corporate America, and government. In a country where the 'top 1% control 90% of the wealth', the film argues that the media system is nothing but a 'subsidiary of corporate America.' Director: Robert Kane Pappas - Run Time 1 Hour 46 Minutes"