The Resource Weapons of mass deception, directed and produced by Danny Schechter ; producer, Anna B. Pizarro, (videorecording)

Weapons of mass deception, directed and produced by Danny Schechter ; producer, Anna B. Pizarro, (videorecording)

Label
Weapons of mass deception
Title
Weapons of mass deception
Statement of responsibility
directed and produced by Danny Schechter ; producer, Anna B. Pizarro
Title variation
  • Weapons of mass deception: a personal film, a media challenge: a Danny Schechter dissection
  • WMD, Weapons of mass deception
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Features investigations into the complicity of the media in the Iraq War, having become the weapons of mass persuasion of the Bush administration. Danny Schechter's dissection of news from all possible sources suggests that the media have become partners in the war against Iraq. They are under government direction to film and record the conflict as it suits, being used as propaganda tools to mould American and world public opinion, in its favour. Presented also are cases of media muzzling of reporters, and intimidation by the government and its foot-soldiers from Fox News, creating a climate of fear and self-censorship on news broadcasting. The result is uncritical and subjective news reporting. Some research reports indicate that many stories are created or distorted; and, false stories make the link between Saddam and al-Qaeda, leading to widespread public misperceptions about Saddam and al-Qaeda, and his WMD. Whereas, little attention is paid to U.S. weapons which are causing the mass destruction of Iraqi civilians. Most Americans are unaware of the biased coverage of the conflict. Such findings raise concerns amongst some journalists about pervasive media irresponsibility and journalistic ethics. There are calls to fight back against deceptive news reporting, massive media concentration and jingoism posing as journalism
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Cataloging source
VVUT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Kozo Okumura, David Chai
Dewey number
070.4499567
Intended audience
No rating given
PerformerNote
Presented by Danny Schechter
Runtime
98
Technique
live action
Label
Weapons of mass deception, directed and produced by Danny Schechter ; producer, Anna B. Pizarro, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book, Embedded-- weapons of mass deception : how the media failed to cover the war in Iraq by Danny Schechter
  • Distributed by Cinema Libre Distribution
  • Colour recording system: NTSC ; Region all
  • 'Global Vision presents, WMD Weapons of mass deception: a personal film, a media challenge : a Danny Schechter dissection.'
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000041065563
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (98 min.)
Isbn
9781595870223
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b22725726
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • jj22725726
  • (OCoLC)224908239
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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