WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception

WMD: Weapons of
Mass Deception

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Published on Mar 8, 2013

Directed by MediaChannel Editor-in-Chief, Danny Schechter

This documentary is about the media itself, viewed as a weapon system:
Weapons of Mass Deception. Those weapons drove a media war,
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a war that many now believe
perverted freedom of the press
in order to manipulate public
support for a real war.

Rather than challenging official
assertions, most media outlets
used patriotism as a promotional tool,
pandered to unjustified fears and
nationalist sentiment, extolled the
brilliance of military technology, and uncritically trumpeted the Bush administration’s “product.”

cropped-corporate-welfare.jpgFrom remembering the Maine
to the Gulf of Tonkin and now
ten years after smoking guns
and mushroom clouds,
what have we learned?

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