Created on Sunday, 26 September 2010 12:39
'Psywar’ (2010) explores corporate and government use of propaganda and public relations, to manipulate the American population and the world at large.
The movie exposes government and corporate activities which are intended to blur (or even erase) the lines between real news and fake news, as well as the development over time of public relations misinformation campaigns, strategic corporate campaigns to generate goodwill and the perception of 'good works'.
It shows for instance how the U.S. government staged events to manipulate public opinion about the Iraq war, like the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch and the supposedly spontaneous mob that pulled over the statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Other topics of discussion are the Pentagon pundit scandal and the hidden activities of the Rendon Group – a PR firm specialized in spinning war.