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Alternate title:How presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death
Summary:Analysis of how governments bent on war-making have relied on a vast arsenal of propaganda techniques to overcome resistance at home and disapproval abroad ... Moving from Vietnam to Iraq, the film examines how news reports have become nearly indistinguishable from White House and Pentagon talking points, a problem that has become exacerbated by journalists who have grown accustomed to being fed information by official sources.
Description:Based on the book by Norman Solomon.
Creator:Alper, Loretta
Earp, Jeremy
Institute for Public Accuracy
Media Education Foundation
Contributor:Penn, Sean, 1960-
Solomon, Norman, 1951-
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:War -- Press coverage -- United States
Press and politics -- United States
Government and the press -- United States
Propaganda, American
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:War, Military
Government, Law, Politics
Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:War and International Conflicts
Government, Law, Politics
American Culture, History
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