War Made Easy (2007)
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Author Norman Soloman teams with activist/actor Sean Penn to encourage critical thinking about media spin during wartime by introducing viewers to the techniques of war propaganda and seeing just how those techniques have been implemented from Vietnam to Iraq. Based on the best-selling book of the same title, War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death exposes the practice of promoting a prolonged policy of intrusive militarism under the patriotic banner of the "War on
May 14, 2007 Wide
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makes its timely arguments with passion and conviction.
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death is a depressing look at political manipulation and news media compliance.
While the film is intensely skeptical of the power elite, it has a refreshing faith in democracy.
A hard-hitting documentary against the madness of war and the failure of journalists to speak truth to power.
At only 73 minutes, the documentary is nowhere as detailed as Solomon's invaluable book but see it anyway, and don't get fooled again.
Penetrating study of how the news media allowed themselves to be used as war propagandists in the run-up to the war in Iraq.
War Made Easy contributes a significant argument and does a good enough job in a limited way.
The arguments seem worth considering and the film makes for provocative viewing.
If you're a news junkie, you'll find nothing new: if not, this nicely-edited and eminently watchable doc will open your eyes.
No distractions, no theatrics, no colorful personalities, just an efficiently produced documentary with a simple, direct and compelling argument.
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