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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 ...
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Vincent Bugliosi ...
Attorney, Author
Jeff Cohen ...
Himself - Founder of FAIR
Dennis Kucinich ...
Himself
Mark Lloyd ...
Visiting Professor M.I.T.
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Himself
John Nichols ...
Himself
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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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Orwell's '1984' comes to life in today's America!
3 July 2004 | by (Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an important film about the media in the US. Today's America. This is not a hypothetical suggestion, nor is it a work of fiction.

What Americans need to know is that today's media is run by corporations. They have interests. And, despite our assumption that the news is the reporting of facts and the unbiased relaying of information, they are reporting the news (or NOT reporting the news) with their interests in mind.

There are important matters and events that occur that the US media will NOT tell us--ever. It is reported around the globe, but not to us by our own media! Outrageous!

This documentary does an excellent job of citing specific examples of misconduct on the part of reporting agencies. It also pulls no punches regarding the reasons why this happens. It seeks to inform the public before it's too late.

Finally, this is a warning to us that the FCC is taking steps to make sure that diversity in information will become a thing of the past. Deregulation is the course they are taking. This would make it possible for 2 or 3 large corporations to own literally every form of media (newspapers, television stations, cable networks, radio) guaranteeing that only 2 points of view will ever be seen and heard by the American people via mainstream media.

Orwell's '1984' was never so real...


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