Wednesday 17 August 2016

Ricky Gervais & Eric Bana | Special Correspondents (A Movie About Fake News)

Special Correspondents is worth a watch even for those uninterested in the synthetic news broadcast 24/7 in the corporate media. It's humourous, even hilarious once or twice and unveils in a simple manner how easy it is to construct news events like Sandy Hook, Boston, Paris, Brussels and whatever gay disco/runaway lorry was the nonsense for last month.

The movie is a good sequel to Wag The Dog which was one of the first to dramatise the use of fake news, staged events, false flags and crisis actors. As ever with Hollywood it portrays peaceful Ecuador as a war ravaged country for housing Julian Assange in their London Embassy and for calling out the US War Machine for what it is. A nation scared of its own shadow.