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Seymour Hersh: Journalism ‘is going to hell’.

Seymour Hersh: Journalism ‘is going to hell’ — Upfront, Aljazeera

22 September 2018

Seymour Hersh's name is well-known in the world of journalism. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, who exposed the My Lai massacre and the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, has become a legendary figure for some. Upfront speaks with the seasoned journalist and author of Reporter: A Memoir about the Syria war, Donald Trump, the media and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election.


Media platforms and far-right movements in the UK.

Media platforms and far-right movements in the UK — Listening Post, Aljazeera

13 August 2018

Consider which came first: public support for far-right movements or media coverage of them? Extremism on the UK's airwaves — are the media reporting the rise of the far right or manufacturing it? more »


Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network.

Inside Facebook: Secrets of a Social Network — Dispatches, Channel 4

18 July 2018

Dispatches goes undercover in the secretive world of the people who decide what can and can't be posted on Facebook, exploring how their decisions are made and the impact they have on users.


Smartphones: The Dark Side.

Smartphones: The Dark Side — Panorama, BBC

4 July 2018

People are increasingly glued to their smartphones and consumed by social media, but why? Reporter Hilary Andersson tracks down tech insiders who reveal how social-media companies have deliberately developed habit-forming technology to get people hooked. A former Facebook manager tells the programme: ‘Their goal is to addict you and then sell your time’ and the creator of the ‘like’ button warns of the dangers of social-media addiction. Panorama investigates the science behind the lure of technology, and shows how behavioural science has been used to keep people endlessly checking their phones.


Jaron Lanier.

Jaron Lanier: Computer Scientist and Author — Hardtalk, BBC

2 July 2018

The internet is perhaps the defining technological advance of the last 50 years. It has opened up a new world of possibilities, but what if it also represents an existential threat to humanity? That is the alarming possibility raised by computer scientist Jaron Lanier. He is no tech-phobic sensationalist; he is a Silicon Valley insider who was a hugely influential pioneer in virtual reality and a consultant to some of the biggest tech giants. In what ways are we sowing the seeds of our own destruction?


Seymour Hersh.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Seymour Hersh Questions Official Line — Going Underground, RT

30 June 2018

In this episode, GU are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh who exposed NATO nation war crimes of the military-industrial complex. From Abu Ghraib prison in the Anglo-American war on Iraq to the My Lai Massacre, Seymour Hersh has exerted a damning scepticism of the official line. His new book Reporter — A Memoir is out now.


Unfair Game: How Trump Won.

Unfair Game: How Trump Won — Thomas Huchon, Aljazeera

21 May 2018

Big data politics and how the American public was tricked into opening the doors of the White House to Donald Trump. more »


No, but seriously, why has the media lost it?

No, but seriously, why has the media lost it? — Novara Media

5 April 2018

On this episode of TyskySour, Aaron Bastani and Michael Walker are joined by BBC Director General in waiting Tom Mills to talk about the crisis in the British media, lying Boris, Skrupal, Jewdas and more.


Big Tech.

Big Tech — Watching the Hawks, RT

3 April 2018

Author and journalist Nafeez Ahmed discusses the murkier roots of Big Tech and the overlooked dangers of oversharing information.


Cambridge Analytica Is Not Alone: i360 and Data Trust Disastrous for Democracy.

Cambridge Analytica Is Not Alone: i360 and Data Trust Disastrous for Democracy — Real News Network

29 March 2018

Cambridge Analytica, owned by Robert Mercer, is in the news, but other companies — like the Koch Brothers’ i360 and Karl Rove’s Data Trust — are far more dangerous, says investigative reporter Greg Palast.


SHADOW DEMOCRACY.

Shadow Democracy — Phantom Power Films

27 March 2018

How the Strategic Communication Labs/Cambridge Analytica scandal leads to the heart of the British establishment with Liam O'Hare. Yes this is a scandal about Facebook and data. But it’s also a scandal about networks of unaccountable power influencing democratic elections and it leads to the very heart of the British government. It’s time now for the British government and ministry of defence to come clean about exactly what ties it has now or has previously had with Strategic Communication Laboratories. This story has important consequences for how elections, referenda and our democracy works.


Mercer’s Cambridge Analytica ‘Utterly Sleazy’.

Mercer’s Cambridge Analytica ‘Utterly Sleazy’ — Real News Network

20 March 2018

Britain’s Channel 4 details the dirty tricks that Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining company owned by billionaire Robert Mercer, uses to sway elections around the world. If the story is true, it would mean the company is not only sleazy, but also blatantly criminal, says white-collar criminologist Bill Black.


Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks.

Data, Democracy and Dirty Tricks — Channel 4 News

17 March 2018

Watch all of Channel 4 News’ investigations into both Cambridge Analytica — the British data firm linked to Trump’s win — and the Brexit campaign. The British data firm described as “pivotal” in Donald Trump’s presidential victory was behind a ‘data grab’ of more than 50 million Facebook profiles, a whistleblower has revealed.


Seymour Hersh — Investigative Journalist.

Seymour Hersh: Investigative Journalist — Hardtalk, BBC

15 March 2018

On 16 March 1968, US soldiers committed a war crime during the Vietnam war. More than 500 men, women and children were systematically slaughtered in the village of My Lai. The terrible truth was exposed thanks to the work of investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. He can look back on a lifetime of reporting that has been punctuated by scoops, prizes and plentiful confrontations with the powers that be. Fifty years on from My Lai, are journalists still able to tell the truth to power?


Disinformation and Democracy.

Disinformation and Democracy — People and Power, Aljazeera

1 February 2018

A two-part investigation into the threats to democracy posed by fake news and propaganda on social media. more »


Monologue of the Algorithm.

Monologue of the Algorithm: how Facebook turns users data into its profit — Panoptykon Foundation

4 January 2018

Does Facebook identify and manipulate your feelings? Is it able to recognize your personality type, habits, interests, political views, level of income? Does it use all the information in order to reach us with personalized ads or sponsored content? You bet! Mark Zuckerberg's empire is based on analysing the digital dandruff that we leave behind on the Internet, transforming it into a valuable consumer profiles and selling it to advertisers. In this factory we are not even a product — we are just a human biomass, which only gains value after being shaped and worked on by algorithm. How exactly does it work? Take a look.


We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads.

We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads — Zeynep Tufekci, TED

17 November 2017

We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says technosociologist Zeynep Tufecki. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us — and what we can do in response.


Rage Against the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine.

Chris Sumner: Rage Against the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine — DEFCON

20 October 2017

Psychographic targeting and the so called "Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine" have been blamed for swaying public opinion in recent political campaigns. But how effective are they? Why are people so divided on certain topics? And what influences their views? This talk presents the results of five studies exploring each of these questions.


Media and Mistrust.

Media and Mistrust: Tom Mills — Real Media

19 October 2017

In this interview for Real Media Tom Mills (sociologist at Aston University and author of The BBC – Myth of a Public Service) talks about growing public mistrust of the media. While the establishment media seems to be closing ranks and pointing the ‘fake news’ finger at new outlets, Tom reminds us of who owns the print media, and how the broadcast media tends to draw its journalists from certain sectors of society. As episodes like Occupy and Grenfell reveal a chasm between the concerns of establishment media, and the experiences of ordinary people, it’s no wonder people are turning to alternatives, and now might be the time to start supporting and funding the new media landscape.


Media Review — Political Satire.

Media Review: Political Satire — Richard Seymour, TeleSUR

22 September 2017

Richard Seymour reviews the state of political satire in the US and UK. Satire has been declared ‘dead’ many times throughout the last decades and survived. But has it finally come to its end in the era of ‘satire-resistant president’ Donald Trump?


Brazil: Media, monopolies and political manipulations.

Brazil: Media, monopolies and political manipulations — Listening Post, Aljazeera

9 September 2017

Two years of political turmoil have revealed the depths of institutional corruption, political opportunism and — crucially — media power in Brazil.


Secrets Of Silicon Valley.

Secrets Of Silicon Valley — Jamie Bartlett, BBC

6 August 2017

Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.


What Facebook Knows About You.

What Facebook Knows About You — Panorama, BBC

8 May 2017

Facebook is thought to know more about us than any other business in history, but what does the social network that Mark Zuckerberg built do with all of our personal information? Reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates how Facebook's powerful algorithms allow advertisers and politicians to target us more directly than ever before, and he questions whether the company's size and complexity now makes it impossible to regulate.


3 ways to spot a bad statistic.

3 ways to spot a bad statistic — Mona Chalabi, TED

February 2017

Sometimes it's hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn't count out stats altogether... instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.


Refugee Myth Busting: Britain isn't ‘full up’.

Refugee Myth Busting: Britain isn't ‘full up’ — Novara Media

2 November 2016

Aaron Bastani looks at the facts when it comes to Britain and refugees, as opposed to the myths peddled by the predominantly right-wing press of Britain, who, as Bastani points out, are the real ‘enemy within’.


Big Data.

Big Data: how it's shaping the US election — Channel 4 News

24 October 2016

It's the battle of big data. Campaigns hoovering up masses of personal detail on 200 million voters. A big brother world where your life is captured digitally then the data analysed to win your vote. And developments in America are changing elections in Britain and worldwide.


Oliver Stone on freedom of speech, Hillary’s hacks and CIA cinema.

Oliver Stone — Going Underground, RT

19 October 2016

Award-winning director Oliver Stone talks about freedom of speech, the hacking of Hillary, CIA backed cinema, and the British government’s bank that appears to be trying to stop you from watching this programme.


Propaganda-based authority.

The role of sports in propaganda-based authority — Noam Chomsky

17 February 2016

Chomsky talks about mainstream media and its purpose to “dull people's brains”, diverting them toward trivial issues, away from things that matter; and in doing so, reducing their capacity to think. Coverage of competitive sporting events serves this purpose and also indoctrinates people into a group cohesion behind a leadership, in other words, an “irrational jingoism”.


Rebel Geeks.

Rebel Geeks — Aljazeera

11 November 2015

With services like email and social media, Amazon and Apple Pay, health, diet and even sleep-tracking, technology is pushing ever deeper into our lives. But should we just accept the new gadgets and services on offer, or is there a hidden cost to pay? This seven-part series profiles the Rebel Geeks challenging power structures and offering a different vision of our technological future.


Media Review — GUIDO FAWKES.

GUIDO FAWKES — Media Review, TeleSUR

16 April 2015

Richard Seymour critiques Guido Fawkes, a British blog run by right­wing blogger Paul Staines. Richard dissects the background to Guido Fawkes and talks us through some of the content on order­order.com.


John Pilger at the Logan Symposium.

John Pilger on Journalism as a Craft — The Logan Symposium

30 December 2014

Pilger talks about media propaganda; censorship and distortion in the media; deception by “great” newspapers; media agendas and fake objectivity; and mainstream media as power.


The Murdoch empire: Phone hacking exposed.

Aftermath: The Phone Hacking Scandal & The Murdoch Media Empire — Listening Post, Aljazeera

23 September 2014

He exposed one of the biggest scandals in recent British political history. Nick Davies, the journalist who laid bare a political controversy that reached into multiple British institutions and painted a picture of a news organisation so powerful that those institutions, including parliament, police and the rest of the British media, dared not take it on. Davies has just published a book on the story: Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch. What starts as a probe into the criminal culture at British tabloids owned by Murdoch's News Corporation ultimately lifts the veil on the shadowy end of government; the cosy relationship between successive prime ministers at 10 Downing Street and a media baron skilled at acquiring assets, wealth and political power. Richard Gizbert sat down with Nick Davies in London, to discuss the story, the power of fear and the future of the Murdoch media empire, which lies disgraced, but by no means defeated.


John Pilger.

‘To be informed by it is just not an option’: John Pilger on Western media bias — Going Underground, RT

4 August 2014

Pilger talks about western media coverage of the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine, and how it is biased and spun to a particular narrative. He also discusses journalism and what happens to trainees who enter large news corporations, the ‘unwatchable’ BBC Ten O'Clock News, and how complete disbelief of mainstream news is approaching the level that was seen in the Soviet Union — where people often laughed at the lies produced by the state.


Hacking: Power, Corruption and Lies.

Hacking: Power, Corruption and Lies — Panorama, BBC

26 June 2014

Robert Peston investigates the questions behind the phone-hacking trial which saw David Cameron's former spokesman, Andy Coulson, convicted and three other News of the World News editors plead guilty. Did politicians of all parties and police help to cover-up the hacking scandal for years because of their own close relationships with Rupert Murdoch's News International?


Generation Like.

Generation Like — Douglas Rushkoff, Frontline, PBS

26 June 2014

Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? Douglas Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media — and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they're being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.


Diana: The Mourning After.

Diana: The Mourning After (1998) — Christopher Hitchens

10 June 2014

On the day of Princess Diana's funeral 41 per cent of the nation's television sets were switched off. Debunking the idea that a nation mourned, Christopher Hitchens goes in search of this other Britain. On his personal odyssey he meets with, amongst others, royal biographer Anthony Holden, Private Eye magazine's Francis Wheen and comedian Mark Thomas.


All in a Good Cause.

All in a Good Cause — Panorama, BBC

11 December 2013

Britain is a nation of charity givers. Last year we donated nine billion pounds to good causes, but what do we really know about the financial activities of the organisations we support? Panorama reporter Declan Lawn hears from donors and charity workers with concerns about waste, transparency and questionable investments who believe the quest for money is beginning to undermine the mission.


Totally Shameless: How TV Portrays the Working Class.

Totally Shameless: How TV Portrays the Working Class — Owen Jones, BBC

24 November 2013

From Little Britain's Vicky Pollard to the Jeremy Kyle Show to toxic documentaries on ‘feckless scroungers’ — writer and broadcaster Owen Jones argues that this growing strain of malevolent British TV programming denigrates the working class. Increasingly, it seems that poor and everyday working people have become invisible onscreen as producers opt to show more extreme stereotypes instead. [transcript]


Terms and Conditions May Apply.

Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) — Cullen Hoback, Hyrax Films

25 August 2013

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through the internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it... if anything.


Alfred's Free Press.

Alfred's Free Press — Worldview, CBA

25 August 2013

Liberia is struggling to recover from 14 years of civil war. In the capital Monrovia, many people can't afford the price of a daily newspaper. They rely on The Daily Talk — a chalkboard news bulletin — to keep them informed. The film tells the stories of an ex-child soldier, a trainee preacher, a shoemaker and a single mother — all of whom depend upon one-man news agency Alfred J Sirleaf — proprietor, managing Director, editor and chief correspondent of Africa's premier handwritten news daily.


Celebs, Brands and Fake Fans.

Celebs, Brands and Fake Fans — Dispatches, Channel 4

14 August 2013

In this one-hour special Dispatches goes undercover to investigate what's real and what's fake in the brave new online world. Celebrities have considerable influence on social media, but are some less than transparent when tweeting brand names to their legions of fans? Dispatches exposes the new tricks used by marketeers to plug brands, from buying fake Facebook ‘likes’ and YouTube ‘views’ to influence social media conversations. Film-maker Chris Atkins travels to Bangladesh in search of backstreet ‘click farms’ where poorly paid workers manipulate social media for the benefit of big western brands.


John Pilger at Goldsmiths.

Media and War: challenging the consensus — Fourman Films, Counterfire

3 December 2012

Humanitarian Interventions: reframing the war on terror. John Pilger talks about ‘lesser evilism’ and the so-called respectable mainstream media organisations and their role in promoting the war agenda to the public. Pilger gives examples of how the BBC and the Guardian are often guilty of promoting state propaganda by normalising the unthinkable and minimising the culpability of our governments.


Kelvin "scum" MacKenzie.

Kelvin MacKenzie doorstepped by Channel 4 News — Alex Thomson, Channel 4 News

19 September 2012

Former editor of The Sun newspaper repeatedly refuses to answer questions about his role in the paper's coverage of the Hillsborough football tragedy.


Murdoch's Scandal.

Murdoch's Scandal — Frontline, PBS

3 April 2012

Inside the phone-hacking scandal that rocked a government and shook a media giant. more »


Murdoch's TV Pirates.

Murdoch's TV Pirates — Panorama, BBC

28 March 2012

As Rupert Murdoch faces accusations of law-breaking and corruption at his British tabloid newspapers, Panorama reveals fresh hacking allegations striking at the heart of News Corporation's pay-TV empire. The investigation examines the role of former senior police officers in recruiting people to break the law — in order to bring down Murdoch's commercial rival.


Press baron, Cecil King.

The Downfall of a press baron — Adam Curtis, BBC

4 August 2011

The extraordinary and forgotten story of the dramatic downfall of the newspaper mogul who used to dominate Britain before Rupert Murdoch arrived. more »


How Murdoch Ran Britain.

How Murdoch Ran Britain — Dispatches, Channel 4

25 July 2011

Peter Oborne investigates the world of Rupert Murdoch and the influence and political power he holds in the UK. His empire corrupted politics, the Metropolitan Police and democracy using intimidation and unlawful actions.


Rupert Murdoch.

News International phone-hacking scandal — Guardian

17 July 2011

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments, as the Murdoch empire is destroyed. There are allegations that News International executives had very close dealings with the intelligence services.


The War You Don't See.

The War You Don't See (2010) — John Pilger

4 January 2011

The new film is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of ‘embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?


Hollywood and the War Machine.

Hollywood and the War Machine — Empire, Aljazeera

4 January 2011

Empire examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex with guests: Oliver Stone, Michael Moore and Christopher Hedges. more »


Tabloids, Tories & Telephone Hacking.

Tabloids, Tories and Telephone Hacking — Dispatches, Channel 4

15 October 2010

Dispatches examines allegations that during Andy Coulson's time as editor of News of the World, phone hacking was a routine practice at the paper and carried out with his knowledge. Peter Oborne investigates the paper's working relationship with the police and claims of undue influence together with claims of intimidation against politicians, and explores the broader links between Rupert Murdoch's News International and the Conservative government.


Psywar.

Psywar: The Real Battlefield is the Mind (2010) — Metanoia Films

7 September 2010

This new film looks at propaganda, its history and nature, and those that use it to control information and thought. The documentary also examines PR in relation to capitalism and the class structure.


John Pilger.

John Pilger: There is a war on Journalism — Democracy Now

30 June 2010

Rolling Stone and reporter Michael Hastings have come under attack in the mainstream media for violating the so-called “ground rules” of journalism regarding the article on General Stanley McChrystal. But Pilger says Hastings was simply doing what all true journalists need to do.


Llaguno Bridge: Keys to a Massacre.

Llaguno Bridge: Keys to a Massacre — Angel Palacios

4 August 2009

This documentary features images, testimonies and facts relating to the Venezuelan coup d'etat of April 2002. The film unmasks the conspiracies and plots leading up to the so-called massacre at the Llaguno Bridge. Palacios explores how the Venezuelan media twisted facts and news reality to blame the massacre on President Chavez. This work also shows how the people defended themselves against the Caracas Metropolitan Police who helped execute the attempted coup.


John Pilger.

John Pilger: Resisting the American Empire — Democracy Now

7 July 2009

Pilger joins Amy Goodman for a wide-ranging conversation on Honduras, Iran, Gaza, the corporate media, health care and Obama's wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. more »


Unseen Gaza.

Unseen Gaza — Jon Snow, Dispatches, Channel 4

23 January 2009

Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries? Featuring images that have never before been aired on mainstream television, Snow also examines the difference between the coverage at home and that in the US, Europe and the Middle East. more »


Noam Chomsky.

American Revolutionary: Noam Chomsky talks to Francine Stock — BBC

18 March 2008

Short biography on Chomsky, followed by an interview with him.


Charlie Brooker.

TV News — Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

14 October 2007

This edition focuses on TV news and how it has changed over the years. The programme includes a special report from Adam Curtis.


John Pilger.

Freedom Next Time — John Pilger

30 June 2007

Pilger addressed the Socialism 2007 conference in Chicago on 16 June. He spoke about what Edward Bernays called the “invisible government which is the true ruling power”: the media, and how propaganda so often disguises itself as journalism.


The father of PR, Edward Bernays.

The Century of the Self (2002) — Adam Curtis, BBC

30 August 2006

Four-part series that examines the manipulation of the public by those with power. Freud introduced a technique to probe the unconscious mind and provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Edward Bernays then went on to create “public relations”.


Part 1: Happiness Machines


Part 2: The Engineering of Consent


Part 3: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads He Must be Destroyed


Part 4: Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering


Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land.

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (2004) — Media Education Foundation

27 August 2006

US Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites — oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others — work in combination with Israeli public-relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.


Manufacturing Consent.

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) — Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick

20 February 2006

This film illustrates Chomsky's message of how government and corporate media co-operate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the American people.


Hollywood and the Pentagon.

Hollywood and the Pentagon — Maria Pia Mascaro

20 November 2005

Documentary about the American army's involvement with Hollywood and filmmaking. The head of the Film Liaison Office makes no secret of his goals: flattering the US Army, winning support for its actions on the battlefield, and encouraging more soldiers to sign up. In short: pure propaganda. Scripts are cut and watered down; characters are changed; the historical truth is fudged.


Mossad spy Robert Maxwell.

Conspiracies on Trial: Robert Maxwell, his last hour — Outline Productions

25 September 2005

Examines one of the most compelling conspiracy theories of the late 20th century — that Robert Maxwell was assassinated. Reveals that Mossad spy Maxwell tried to blackmail the Israeli secret service in order to pay his massive debts — they were having none of it.


Seymour Hersh talks to Mark Lawson.

Seymour Hersh talks to Mark Lawson — Newsnight, BBC

20 March 2005

Lawson asks Hersh about his motivation, his ethics, and why the liberal press in the States has become so marginalised.


Benjamin Zephaniah.

Rong Radio — Kary Stewart, GNN

26 February 2005

British poet and activist Benjamin Zephaniah on the hypocrisy of the Queen and the British establishment, who tried to bring him into the fold and failed. His article on why he refused the Queen's honour can be read here: ‘Me? I thought, OBE me? Up yours, I thought’


The Myth of the Liberal Media.

The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News — Media Education Foundation

9 May 2004

‘The mainstream media really represent elite interests, and what the propaganda model tries to do is stipulate a set of institutional variables, reflecting this elite power, that very powerfully influence the media.’


John Stauber.

Public Relations and Propaganda — Guerrilla News Network

30 December 2002

Stealing the spin from the PR industry with John Stauber. Revealing how powerful wealthy interests manipulate and manage public opinion, news information and public policy through the use of hidden propaganda strategies that are part of the multibillion dollar public relations (PR) industry.


Ralph Nader.

Countdown — Guerrilla News Network

30 December 2002

Ralph Nader's blistering critique of the news media and American politics. A Guerrilla News Video cut to "Countdown," Beastie Boy Ad Rock's remix of Green Party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader's blistering critique of the news media and the current state of American politics. The video features GNN's innovative video-scratching technique, cut with footage from the Battle of Seattle, nightly news broadcasts and Mr. Nader's addresses at the Green Party National Convention and the NAACP.