Drawing on his own experience as a war correspondent, John Pilger asks what the role of the media in rapacious wars is, why so many journalists beat the drum of war regardless of the lies of governments and how the crimes of war are reported and justified.
Sigmund Freuds nephew, Edward Bernays had enormous influence on corporate and political marketing. Known as the father of public relations Bernays was a pioneer in introducing psychological concepts in to the political and corporate worlds, concepts so successful it borders on mind control. Bernays work is ranging from breaking a taboo and selling cigarettes to women to selling Guatemala's leader as a communist in league with the Soviets. It goes to show how strongly people can be influenced by appealing to their unconscious desires and it is thanks to his work that today we live in a consumerist society that focuses on desire over need and places an egotistic self over a selfless collective. See this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiKMmrG1ZKU 'Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation'
If you are interested in this I highly recommend watching 'The Century Of The Self': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT_edvJieEI This is one of the most Informative Documentaries Banned from YouTube by the BBC.
'The War You Don’t See' is a great movie for anyone who doesn’t live with rose colored sunglasses permanently mounted on their nose to get a glimpse of manipulative journalism that is mainstream media. I’m glad the producer also included an interview with Julian Assange in the documentary because WikiLeaks is an important part of truth spreading. Watch 'The War You Don’t See' full movie.
'The War You Don't See' is 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."
- Kaptin Aha:"When the US and British ZOG mercenaries attacked Iraq under a false pretext of it having something to do with the 9/11 attacks, the troops sent to terrorize the Iraqis had reporters “embedded” with them to provide a one sided view of the war based on misinformation and disinformation. The embedded reporters participated in “made for TV” moments, such as the collapsing of a statue of Saddam Hussein.
This is why I always have and always will cheer each time a cowardly, small dicked ZOG mercenary dies. That’s why I always grin when I hear of these little faggy twinks committing suicides after conscience for what they’ve done catches up with them. You have never seen me do otherwise and never will. This is why I have always said: “Do you know a soldier? Spit the faggot in the face and tell him you hope the sack of shit dies!
The biggest tool interviewed by John Pilger was that Fran Unsworth – BBC Head of Newsgathering. She sure was caught by the host for being a Zionist pig, wasn’t she? Exposed as being heavily partial, even in this interview she did her best to justify the murderous campaigns of Israel and blamed the Palestinians for her partiality".