Orwell Rolling in his Grave Documentary

Keep the Asipistra Flying
Keep the Asipistra Flying

A ‘documentary’ or a ‘polemic’ regarding the proposition that the media is totally in cahoots with governments and that George Orwell would object.

Some interesting points made, but as ever, it overlooks the cock-up theory of history over the conspiracy. That said, it’s worth a look for people who honestly believe that ‘the truth’ and ‘getting hits’ are enough to justify yourself as a journalist.

The fact is that the truth is easily manipulated, and often times subjective observation such as that done by Orwell in Wigan or Robert Capa’s Spanish Civil War coverage or Keith Murdoch’s Gallipoli coverage are as worthy, if not more so. The only truth about journalism is that it is subjective.

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