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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy. | Add synopsis »
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Important, frightening, disgusting, true and you must see it See more (22 total) »

Cast

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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.

Michael Moore ... Himself
John Nichols ... Himself
Greg Palast ... Reporter

Tim Robbins ... Himself (archive footage)

Helen Thomas ... Herself

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Robert Kane Pappas 
 
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Tom Blackburn 
Robert Kane Pappas  writer

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Robert Kane Pappas .... producer
 
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J. Alan Hostetter  (as Alan Hostetter)
Robert Kane Pappas 
 
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Robert Kane Pappas 
 

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USA:84 min | Argentina:103 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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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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30 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Important, frightening, disgusting, true and you must see it, 3 June 2004
Author: mmrobins from Seattle

I've only begun watching documentary films like this recently due in large part to the success of Michael Moore's films. This film is right up there with Moore's films in quality, in thought provoking content, and in sad truth. This is the kind of film that it terrifies me to see but I'm glad that I saw it. I remember when I read 1984 in high school and I thought it was great that there was literature like that so that the kind of events that take place in 1984 could never happen in real life. Orwell would be rolling in his grave because those kind of events are happening now, and this movie makes is frighteningly, frighteningly obvious. I don't care if you consider yourself Repbulican, Democrat or Independent, if you have any care for truth watch this film. The news will never look the same again.

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