Created on Sunday, 26 September 2010 12:56
"There were two wars going on in Iraq – one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs, and military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists, and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalized as an effort to find and disarm WMDs – Weapons of Mass Destruction; the other was carried out by even more powerful WMDs, Weapons of Mass Deception."
Weapons Of Mass Deception (2004) explores the story above with the findings of a media insider-turned-outsider, former network journalist, Danny Schechter. Schechter is one of America's most prolific media critics. He wrote thousands of words daily about the coverage of the war in Iraq for Mediachannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network, and then collected his columns, blogs, and articles in his book, ‘EMBEDDED: Weapons of Mass Deception’.
This documentary tracks the media war through February 2004.