Saturday, April 16, 2005

Orwell Rolls In His Grave: VIDEO (

Orwell Rolls In His Grave: VIDEO ( "Among the cast of characters in ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE are Charles Lewis, director of the Center for Public Integrity, Vincent Bugliosi, former L.A. prosecutor and legal scholar, film director and author Michael Moore, Rep. Bernie Sanders, Danny Schecter, author and former producer for ABC and CNN, and Tony Benn, former member of the British Parliament."

Tony Benn represents us in this film about the American media. The question this morning, after a terribly bland Today programme, is whether the media are as useless as a counterweight to Government here. Hutton scuppered the BBC. Will it ever stand up to the Government again?

If it werte not for the Independent we would never have heard the truth about Iraq.

"ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE provides a vital forum for ideas that will never be heard in mainstream media. From Globalvision�s Danny Schecter: �We falsely think of our country as a democracy when it has evolved into a mediacracy � where a media that is supposed to check political abuse is part of the political abuse.� New York University media professor Mark Crispin Miller says, �These commercial entities now vie with the government for control over our lives. They are not a healthy counterweight to government. Goebbels said that what you want in a media system � he meant the Nazi media system - is to present the ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity"


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