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July 16, 2004
The Last Unconquered Battle Ground: Truth. Enter Documentaries.
— Posted by John Campea
It all starts here:
“Get outta the front seat, I was there first!”
Fast forward a couple scores and we still haven’t figured anything out. The dynamics are still the same: “My reasoning is more logical than your reasoning, therefore: you’re an idiot.”
For example, agree with Fahrenheit 9-11 or not, it has shown that there’s a lot about the Bush administration that would be in their best interest that the public didn’t know. Why didn’t the press cover it? Has CNN, Fox news, MSNBC given us various slanted dynamics? Are stories really edited for maximum effect? How come we don’t have a clear idea what the “other” side is thinking? Why do we think we know more about a foreign country than its own occupants even though we couldn’t point to that country on a map? Agree with some of these questions or not, they are being asked a lot more. And a small few are stepping up to answer them:
Two new documentaries come to mind:
Guaranteed, frustrated people will stand up and call this stuff propaganda as well – simply because they disagree – even though from the looks of the trailer, it may hear both sides equally – who knows. Either way, in light of which, a friendly reminder:
Off hand, Al-Jazeera has been given the green light to be broadcast in Canada as of yesterday.
**Update** Oh Look! ANOTHER documentary about our media’s message. This one is closer to home and will likely be a bit more brash, it’s called “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism” Here’s it’s Trailer (and whoa!) – I’m not endorsing nor slamming the film, but the sudden interest in what exactly we’re being told is fascinating.
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