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Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

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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)
...
Herself
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

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19 November 2004 (UK)  »

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

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$19,257 (USA) (6 August 2004)
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Scary indeed!
25 March 2005 | by (Olympic Peninsula) – See all my reviews

I've known of this documentary for a while now and even tried to see it before the last presidential election. It is indeed scary. It brings together disparate stories and facts of the last 25 years tying them together in a coherent pattern that is downright ugly! I was especially impressed by the filmmakers focus on one of the biggest unreported stories of the last quarter of the 20th Century - that being how the Reagan cabal manipulated the 1980 election in order to win it and then paid off one of the members of the nascent "axis of evil" for their cooperation. This all culminated in the Iran/Contra scandal for which only one person took the fall, too bad he didn't (and still doesn't) have the honor and integrity to expose this treasonous story. Find this movie and show it to your friends.


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