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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary  |  19 November 2004 (UK)
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

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Credited cast:
Charles Lewis ...
Founder of the Center for Public Integrity
Robert McChesney ...
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Crispin Miller ...
Author, Professor, New York University
Bernie Sanders ...
Congressman from Vermont
Danny Schechter ...
Author
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Vincent Bugliosi ...
Attorney, Author
Jeff Cohen ...
Himself - Founder of FAIR
Dennis Kucinich ...
Himself
Mark Lloyd ...
Visiting Professor M.I.T.
...
Himself
John Nichols ...
Himself
Greg Palast ...
Reporter
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Himself (archive footage)
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Herself
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

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$6,059 (USA) (23 July 2004)

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$19,257 (USA) (6 August 2004)
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Narrator: Starting with Ronald Reagan, the Holy Grail of "de-regulation" has been sold to the public; and the news media has largely ignored its disastrous results.
Mark Lloyd: Once the Reagan administration was done, there were more rules. But they called it "de-regulation." It's, err, almost an Orwellian use of language: You create new rules, but the rules change, they benefit industry now, and you call it "de-regulation," because people *like* de-regulation, like fewer rules.
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A courageous exposure of media corruption
11 September 2004 | by (Stanford, CA) – See all my reviews

This film got me so steamed, confirming all of my instincts about the bias in the media, I now want to quit my job and go work for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. It tells the truth (finally) about the corporate take-over and control of citizens' MINDS through relentless right-wing punditry. We are living in a society in which we can be manipulated so easily by headlines and "news alerts"... and the way it happens is by planting the seeds of fear in all of us. War, ideally a far away war with no purpose other than to further line the pockets of the elite, is a perfect scare tactic. We are all Orwell's "Winston." Common Cause and FAIR and other media/election watchdog agencies are heroes.


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