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Title War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death / a presentation of the Institute for Public Accuracy ; a Media Education Foundation production ; written and directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 72 min.)
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Credits Editor, Andrew Killoy ; camera, David Rabinovitz ; original music, John Van Eps, Leigh Phillips.
Performer Featuring Norman Solomon ; narrated by Sean Penn.
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2007.
Summary War Made Easy exposes how presidential administrations of both parties have relied on a combination of deception and media complicity to sell one war after another to the American people. Narrated by actor Sean Penn, and based on the acclaimed book by Norman Solomon, the film exhumes five decades of remarkable archival footage to reveal in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated and glamorized the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. The film gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq, setting government spin and media collusion from the present alongside virtually identical patterns from the past. An invaluable introduction to war propaganda and public relations that transcends partisan politics as it raises serious questions about the tole of journalism and political communication in democratic societies.
Audience Grade 9+
Higher education.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Government and the press -- United States.
Press and politics -- United States.
Propaganda, American.
War -- Press coverage -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Alper, Loretta.
Earp, Jeremy.
Killoy, Andrew.
Penn, Sean, 1960-
Soloman, Norman, 1951-
Kanopy (Firm)
Added Title How presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death
In: Media Education Foundation Collection njcore00000000080
Music No. 1041590 Kanopy
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