Politics, Public Opinion & Media Series
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This series consists of the following videos:
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire
- This update of the critically acclaimed documentary features the theatrical version of the film, along with ten new post-election interviews with prominent political observers on topics ranging from the 2004 presidential campaign to the Democratic Party's struggle to define itself in a time of war.
Blood and Oil
- How six decades of failed government policy have rendered U.S. energy policy and U.S. defense policy virtually indistinguishable.
Constructing Public Opinion: How Politicians & the Media Misrepresent the Public
- The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? In this insightful and accessible interview, Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling data are themselves used by the media to not just reflect what Americans think but instead to construct public opinion itself.
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
- Featuring Robert McChesney, this video connects the decline of journalism to the profit motives of the mega-corporations that own the media. Based on McChesney's award-winning book, Rich Media, Poor Democracy
questions how media policy decisions get made, examines the way our media system affects news coverage, and offers suggestions for reclaiming our media - asking if there is a connection between independent, public media and a vibrant healthy democracy.
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land
- This pivotal video exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites - working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies - exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Middle East conflict. Because of recent events, the price of this DVD has been reduced to $19.95 to make it as accessible as possible. This price includes the right to screen this film publicly and place it in an institutional collection.
Toxic Sludge is Good for You: The Public Relations Industry Unspun
- Explores how news and information often originate in the boardrooms of the public relations companies.
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