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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, eye-opening journalism, 15 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: John Pilger - The War You Don't See [2010] [DVD] (DVD)
This is the most powerful documentary I have seen in a long time. John Pilger is as ever highly watchable whilst also being intelligent and thought provoking.

The film is a shocking indictment of even the 'responsible' end of journalism, never mind the end that you half expect to be lying to you. In particular I applaud the reporters who were brave enough to admit here on camera that they got it wrong.

I think what I found the most shocking was the realisation that, when only one 'side' of a story is told, this is not because the other side has not been available or presented: it has, but it simply doesn't fit the required storyline. I'd already watched 'collateral murder' on wikileaks (try youtube dot com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0) but it was dreadful to hear of the events from the paramedic involved. Why did it take wikileaks and Pilger for such events to be widely broadcast? Why was the reporting of the Gaza humanitarian aid ship assault so imbalanced, despite the availability of footage of the outrageous attacks by the Israelis? The media distortions go on and on.

If you think that you are getting balanced reporting from any source, watch this. You will end up more cynical, but better able to judge for yourself. The world needs more John Pilgers. And fewer spin doctors and 'embedded journalists'- two species we could do without.
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