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The Propaganda Model of News
An excellent discussion about how the news is sculpted to present a certain viewpoint of events around the world. Featuring Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman and Justin Lewis.
Video, 1995, (60 min.)
Using the 1992 presidential election as his springboard, documentary filmmaker Brian Springer captures the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s. Pat Robertson banters about "homos," Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George Bush talks to Larry King about halcyon -- all presuming they're off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized satellite footage, Spin is a surreal expose of media-constructed reality.
OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism
September 22, 2004
In the US, the presidential election campaign is now entering the home straight. And there’s one man who may well determine the result - Rupert Murdoch, who owns what has become one of the most influential news outlets in the country. Fox News is now the highest rating cable news network in the States. But it’s winning enemies as well, with critics claiming it’s taking journalism to new lows with its outrageous bias in favour of the Republican Party.
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