FYI: I posted this in the Disinfo forum and have no replies..... it is amazing considering the amount of crap people talk about when discussing MSM
and the government on this site. Mods feel free to delete my other thread but out of all the media and content i post this is what i am most
passionate about and it actually stress' me out when no one can bother replying, especially when this is factual and real compared to the other junk
that appears on this site from time to time.
I hope it makes a difference for you as it did for me!
John Pilger - 'The War You Don't See' - Politics vs the Media and Public
I wanted to share some fantastic documentaries i have watched recently. One more so tha other called ' The War You Don't See' which looks at
journalism and the role it plays during wartime and the propaganda fed to journalist's and how it contributed to public opinion before Iraq and
Afganistan along with Vietnam and other major wars.
He has some fantastic interviews and asks the hard questions to people that lied to the public along with others that only ever try to tell the truth
but are often drowned out by lies and propaganda.
There is also a couple other documentaries he has done which are with sharing, many focus on recent wars and the difference between embedded
journalists vs independents that see the real stories on the ground regarding civilian death and what the government and military class as ''worthy
and unworthy casualties''
It is very eye opening and sad but it is something that needs to be seen!
I will show a couple of trailers first to summarise the shows but the first clip i show of ''the war you dont see is very sadening'' it also includes
interviews with many major MSM previous editor in chiefs and puts them under pressure for listening to and beleiving the propganda stories and also
has a great interview with Assange and refelcts his personal views about the 'Military Industrial Complex' and where it is headed.
5/5 Tin Foil Hats for this rating
The War You Don't See - Airdate: Tuesday 21 Jun 2011 10:05pm SBSONE
Renowned filmmaker and award-winning Australian journalist John Pilger explores the role of media in war in his commanding and timely documentary, The
War You Don’t See.
Pilger, himself a war correspondent, traces the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of the First World War to the
destruction of Hiroshima, the invasion of Vietnam to modern-day conflict in the Middle East.
He exposes how the practice of embedding journalists within the military controls not only what they are allowed to see, but how they are allowed to
report it, and that “voluntary embedding” extends right across the media.
( I have added 2/2 first because i want you to watch part two first, the very first part of it in regard to the false intel and bombing of an afghan
village and is disturbing and something you dont hear about on the MSM news.)
Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror
The documentary investigates George W Bush's "war on terror". In "liberated" Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access, while the
people have the warlords who are, says one women, "in many ways worse than the Taliban". In Washington, a series of remarkable interviews includes
senior Bush officials and former intelligence officers. In the week that the Hutton inquiry into the death of the British scientist Dr David Kelly
releases its report, a former senior CIA official tells Pilger that the whole issue of weapons of mass destruction was "95 per cent charade".
The myths of globalisation have been incorporated into much of our everyday language. "Thinking globally" and "the global economy" are part of a
jargon that assumes we are all part of one big global village, where national borders and national identities no longer matter. But what is
globalisation? And where is this global village? In 2001, John Pilger made 'The New Rulers of the World', a film exploring the impact of
So the main event i would have to say is ' The War You Don't See' but all of John Pilger's documenataries are fantastic and he has been a journalist
and reporter for many years and has seen alot of things that the normal everyday person would cringe at and could not beleive in thier wildest
These types of show's and doco's need to be aired on MSM networks and need much more publicity! Otherwise propaganda will always defeat media and sway
public opinion as we all saw leading up to the Iraq INVASION of a soveriegn country.
What did you think?
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War throughout history, has been made out to be a prestigious, divine action that is spun to the people of the "winning team" to be just and good.
So to show pictures on MSM of dead children or scared little girls with their hands up and solders yelling at old ladies and shoving them to the
ground doesn't help their cause.. so media control is paramount. Sorry to state the obvious.
Although at many times 'the people of the world' cannot be blamed for making decisions or judgements on certain issues or events because they were
given false information.
Fair enough some people have the know-how or forsight to look outside the MSM and look at other sources and find out for themselves what is actually
happening in the world.
But on the toher hand some people are ignorant.... maybe that is to strong a word. They are nieve and take MSM and government statements and
perspective for granted. In the end it does not come down to them being stupid but it comes down to lies being told and the disgusting fact that the
perpetrators of these lies and deceit are never held accountable.
It seems that some countries are immune to international condemation whilst others are persecuted. It's abit like selective hearing in some way... do
you know what i mean?
Seems like a great thread. But many, many on ATS do no like video. For me, it is far, far to slow (i prefer to read). As well, i mostly am on ATS
while in the bedroom with the laptop. Others like to watch TV, so i cannot make them listen to a video.
I saw your frustration and thought I might help with that info.
The actual full version of the doco was available online a couple months ago as this was not the first time it had aired on TV here but it has since
been removed for 'copyright reasons' and even know some parts seem slow the entire documentary is fanatstic but sad at the same time.
Refering to the above clips even know the youtube clips show part 1 and 2, it is only abut half of the full version which runs for about 70 minutes
with some fantastic interviews.
What annoyed me is that this what many people on ATS complain about - MSM lies or lack of covereage etc and here he have this great doco that actually
puts it out there and ask's the tough questions and no one cares....
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It saddens me that this thread seems to have fizzled out and not becuase i wanted S/F ratings but i would have rathered some real discussion about
this topic and the role MSM reporting or lack thereof has on public opinion.
For the people that are interested in this story i would like to share a movie i watched recently that actually touches on the subject of MSM
reporting and living within war zones.
I just wanted to add that the Hessdalen posted works and has the full version - although page is in Chinese(i think) and it has Chinese or Mandarin
subtitles the full clip works but cannot be embedded.
I noticed the full version links i posted above have since been removed on copyright grounds... It annoys me but at the same time i understand
they want to make money on the production.
You would think they would be smart enough to realise that most people are not going to spend $30+ on a dvd. Why not share it for free when as Pilger
said ' it's about our RIGHT to know ''
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