War made easy How presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death

Kanopy (Firm)

Streaming video - 2014

War Made Easy exposes how presidential administrations of both parties have relied on a combination of deception and media complicity to sell one war after another to the American people. Narrated by actor Sean Penn, and based on the acclaimed book by Norman Solomon, the film exhumes five decades of remarkable archival footage to reveal in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated and glamorized the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. Th...e film gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq, setting government spin and media collusion from the present alongside virtually identical patterns from the past. An invaluable introduction to war propaganda and public relations that transcends partisan politics as it raises serious questions about the tole of journalism and political communication in democratic societies.

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Genres
Documentary films
Online Access
A Kanopy streaming video
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Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming 2014.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file, 72 min.)
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Grade 9+
Higher education.
Production Credits
Editor, Andrew Killoy ; camera, David Rabinovitz ; original music, John Van Eps, Leigh Phillips.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Corporate Author
Kanopy (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
Loretta Alper (-), Jeremy Earp, Andrew Killoy, Sean Penn, 1960-, Norman Soloman, 1951-