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The Resource War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death, a presentation of the Institute for Public Accuracy ; a Media Education Foundation production ; written and directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper, (videorecording)

War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death, a presentation of the Institute for Public Accuracy ; a Media Education Foundation production ; written and directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper, (videorecording)

Label
War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death
Title
War made easy
Title remainder
how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death
Statement of responsibility
a presentation of the Institute for Public Accuracy ; a Media Education Foundation production ; written and directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. The film gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam War and 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 politics as it raises serious questions about the role of journalism and political commumication in democratic societies
Cataloging source
WLU
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
070.4/333
LC call number
PN4784.W37
LC item number
W37 2008
PerformerNote
Featuring Norman Solomon ; narrated by Sean Penn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alper, Loretta
  • Earp, Jeremy
  • Penn, Sean
  • Solomon, Norman
Runtime
72
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Press and politics
  • Government and the press
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death, a presentation of the Institute for Public Accuracy ; a Media Education Foundation production ; written and directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the book by Norman Solomon
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (72 min.)
Isbn
9781934708026
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
826262004491
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
DIS044
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn217268200
  • (OCoLC)217268200
System details
DVD; aspect ratio 16:9 (1.78:1); NTSC 0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
War made easy : how presidents & pundits keep spinning us to death, a presentation of the Institute for Public Accuracy ; a Media Education Foundation production ; written and directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Based on the book by Norman Solomon
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (72 min.)
Isbn
9781934708026
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
826262004491
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
DIS044
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn217268200
  • (OCoLC)217268200
System details
DVD; aspect ratio 16:9 (1.78:1); NTSC 0
Video recording format
DVD

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