21 August 2008

Orwell Rolls In His Grave - Outstanding Documentary that clearly explains the Media Takeover in the US. PLEASE watch and share!

Outstanding video showcasing interviews with former major news media producers and journalists, as well as academics and politicians, discussing the takeover of the media by corporate conglomerates and wealthy political interest groups. From 2003, but still extremely apropos (because things are even much worse now). Some of the interviewees include:

Danny Schechter, Former CNN and ABC news producer
Mark Crispin Miller, Prof. of Media NYU
Charles Lewis, Former 60 Minutes Producer
Bernie Sanders, US Senator (VT)

I'm a particular fan of investigative reporter Charles Lewis who, after working in network media for 11 years at ABC and CBS, says he quit because of everything being simplifed down to "good guys and bad guys," because of the whole "infotainment" thing. He didn't want anyone telling him what to investigate or how to investigate it (or for how long), and he did something about it. He QUIT the no doubt "comfortable" network media job that he had and started The Center for Public Integrity. As he says in this, given everything that is going on, we should all be "marching in the streets."

If you don't see that much propaganda in what you're seeing on TV, or you just can't believe that journalists could be lying to us this way, could have let down the American people this way, please watch this video and reconsider that opinion. It may help open your eyes to the mis- and dis-information that constitues the bulk of the megacorporation's broadcasting. This video is a broad overview of opinions, but is also filled with specific examples such as analysis of the reporting on Iran contra, 2000 election vote counting, Enron, the Carlyle Group, and of course, September 11, 2001. A great introduction to the MEDIA TAKEOVER that has taken place in the US, for those who have managed to miss it.

Orwell Rolls In His Grave (1 Hour 46 Minutes):

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"

Note: This video was posted previously on humanbeingsarefree, but that link is now dead. I found another and this one is working (for now), so I decided to repost with a few new notes, and because this video definitely deserves to be at the top of anyone's watching list who hasn't seen it.

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