20 December 2010

John Pilger "The War You Don't See"

Originally broadcast on ITV1 last Tuesday, here's a brilliant documentary by the veteran journalist John Pilger about pro-war bias in the mainstream media. Watch the heads of BBC and ITV news squirm as they are confronted with the facts of their own unbalanced coverage - these people come off just as bad (if not worse) than the politicians they love to skewer. I don't have a TV anymore, so I don't have the pernicious influence of mainstream news reportage in my life (thank God) but if you still swallow the myth that our TV news outlets are un-biased, read this interview with Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, where he calls for impartiality regulations to be dropped, and for TV news to become "more biased".

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