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This review is from: John Pilger - The War You Don't See  [DVD] (DVD)
This documentary tells the big story that never gets told in the media, the one about itself.
It is, quite literally, essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the truth behind that which is portrayed through the mainstream media. To understand how our media system risks being little more than a propaganda machine in media affairs.
Those in the media claim to have learned their lesson from Iraq. They have not so we must. Right now, we need to ask why the media is NOT asking governments why Iran and it's potential nuclear programme is a dangerous threat to the world despite the fact that Iran has never invaded a country. Moreover when Israel has invaded every country it borders, holds nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and treats international law and it's perceived enemies with complete disregard, why are we focusing on Iran. Only when we have a media that asks and answers these questions will we live in a real democracy.
Anyone who is interested in the themes raised in this documentary and why the media acts in this way should read the incredibly prophetic "The manufacturing of consent: The political economy of the mass media" by Noam Chomksy and Edward Herman. It is a book that this documentary certainly draws from.