Created on Saturday, 29 August 2009 14:27
Director Robert Kane Pappas’ ‘Orwell Rolls In His Grave’ is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn’t like to talk about: itself.
Meticulously tracing the process by which the media has distorted and often dismissed actual news events, Pappas presents a riveting and eloquent mix of media professionals and leading intellectual voices on the media. Goebbels said, “what you want in a media system – he meant the Nazi media system – is to present the ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity.”
From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way, to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn’t, this documentary moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the mainstream media.