Release Date: 1992
DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2002
Not Yet Rated|2 hr 48 min
In this documentary, linguist and liberal political activist Noam Chomsky presents his thoughts on how the mass media works against democracy's best interests. The corporations and investors controlling the outlets where most people get their news, he argues, selectively choose what to cover for reasons having to do with personal agendas and retaining power, rather than what's best for readers and viewers. After discussing examples, Chomsky gives suggestions on how to be a well-informed citizen.
Director: Mark Achbar , Peter Wintonick
Production Co: National Film Board of Canada, Necessary Illusions Productions Inc.