Australian journalist, author, film maker John Pilger speaks about global media consolidation, war b...
Australian journalist, author, film maker John Pilger speaks about global media consolidation, war by journalism, US military's quest for domination/hegemony in the post 9/11 era, false history in the guise of 'objective' journalism.
John Pilger states, "Ironically I began to understand how censorship worked in so-called free societies when I reported from totalitarian societies. During the 1970's, I filmed secretly in Czechoslovakia, then a Stalinist dictatorship. I interviewed members of the dissident group, Charter 77."
He then quotes what one novelist from the Charter 77 group told him, "In dictatorships, we are more fortunate than you in the west, in one respect. We believe nothing of what we read in the newspapers and nothing of what we watch on television, because we know it's propaganda and lies. Unlike you in the west, we've learned to look behind the propaganda and to read between the lines. Unlike you, we know that the real truth is always subversive."
Filmed in Chicago at Socialism 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century by Paul Hubbard. June 16, 2007 Broadcast on Democracy Now - The War and Peace Report - August 7, 2007