• War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

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War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death Poster

Release Date: August 24th, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
Critic Norman Solomon alleges that many government administrations have distorted facts and manipulated the media to sell the necessity of war to the American people.

Cast: Sean Penn

Director: Loretta Alper , Jeremy Earp

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Based on the book by syndicated columnist and savvy media watchdog Norman Solomon, who appears throughout as the main talking head, Earp and Alper's documentary shows just how the U.S. government coerces a nation into accepting the very idea of war, and it's a job it couldn't do without the full cooperation of the media. show more

  • The doc is sobering, straightforward, and a bit drab, but to the participants' credit, it's also an entirely nonpartisan endeavor. Good luck telling that to the right once they hear the film is narrated by Sean Penn. show more

  • Claiming that from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq, the US government has misled the public - and the media - on the reasons for going to war. show more

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