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The War You Don't See
« on: January 12, 2013, 02:13:50 PM »


The War You Don't See

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Published on Jan 10, 2013

A powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq.

As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an electronic battlefield in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

John Pilger says in the film: "We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is.

For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power."


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"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

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Re: The War You Don't See
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 02:15:30 PM »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

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Re: The War You Don't See
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 02:17:52 PM »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

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Re: The War You Don't See
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 02:25:17 PM »
Sorry if this is in the wrong category....probably should be opinion.

Nevertheless, regardless of your political POV, you should view it.....if only to see what's said about "us".



Great film.   Propaganda? 


You decide.
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

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Re: The War You Don't See
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 02:33:01 PM »
They make a distinction between an imbedded journalist and an independent journalist.....interesting.

Imbedded ones are limited as to where they can go and what they report.

If anything.....this video explains Obama's position on the Iraqi War.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2013, 02:35:09 PM by DCPatriot »
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk


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