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The Resource War made easy : how presidents and 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 and Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper

War made easy : how presidents and 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 and Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper

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War made easy : how presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death
Title
War made easy
Title remainder
how presidents and 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 and Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper
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How presidents and pundits keep spinning us to death
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eng
Summary
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. The 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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KNOPY
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videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Andrew Killoy ; camera, David Rabinovitz ; original music, John Van Eps, Leigh Phillips
Date time place
Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2007
Dewey number
070.4/333
Intended audience
  • Grade 9+
  • Higher education
LC call number
PN4784.W37
LC item number
W37 2014ev
PerformerNote
Featuring Norman Solomon ; narrated by Sean Penn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1951-
  • 1951-
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  • Alper, Loretta
  • Earp, Jeremy
  • Killoy, Andrew
  • Rabinovitz, David
  • Penn, Sean
  • Solomon, Norman
  • Solomon, Norman
  • Media Education Foundation
  • Institute for Public Accuracy
  • Kanopy (Firm)
  • Media Education Foundation
Runtime
74
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  • Government and the press
  • Press and politics
  • Propaganda, American
  • War
  • United States
  • United States
Technique
live action
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War made easy : how presidents and 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 and Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper
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Based on the book by Norman Solomon
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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unknown
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two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897765607
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  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (74 min.))
Form of item
online
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
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other
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digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
1041590
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sound
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sound on medium
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  • remote
  • other
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  • (Sirsi) o897765607
  • (OCoLC)897765607
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other
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War made easy : how presidents and 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 and Jeremy Earp ; produced by Loretta Alper
Link
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Based on the book by Norman Solomon
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
ocn897765607
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file (74 min.))
Form of item
online
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
1041590
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o897765607
  • (OCoLC)897765607
Video recording format
other

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