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WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (2004)

There were two wars in Iraq--a military assault and a media war. The former was well-covered; the latter was not. Until now... Independent filmmaker, Emmy-award winningTV journalist, author... See full summary »

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Danny Schechter

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Credited cast:
Peter Arnett Peter Arnett ... Himself
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Maurice Hinchey ... Himself
Nicholas Johnson Nicholas Johnson ... Himself
Nicholas Johnson ... Himself
David Marr David Marr ... Himself
Bill O'Reilly ... Himself
Dan Rather ... Himself
Tim Robbins ... Narrator
Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)
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There were two wars in Iraq--a military assault and a media war. The former was well-covered; the latter was not. Until now... Independent filmmaker, Emmy-award winningTV journalist, author and media critic, Danny Schechter turns the cameras on the role of the media. His new film, WMD, is an outspoken assessment of how Pentagon propaganda and media complicity misled the American people, while selling the war to influence international public opinion. Schechter compares and contrasts coverage on a global basis, including exclusive material and insider interviews. WMD is a serious film that exposes the media role--the biggest scandal of our time. Written by Anonymous

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The film that takes you Inside the Iraq media war you never saw See more »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Opla mazikis exapatisis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,480, 12 December 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,301, 13 February 2005
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Globalvision See more »
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should be required viewing for all Americans
19 May 2006 | by in_no_big_hurrySee all my reviews

no matter what side of the political or social or economic spectrum you fall on, you need to watch this documentary. it should be required viewing for all Americans. so many people fail to realize the faults of today's modern media. too many people take what the TV news show tells them at face value, without realizing all the inner workings behind the camera. you probably really learn more nowadays from watching The Daily Show or The Colbert Report than from CBS, ABC, and most certainly FOX. at least the first two shows do journalism, even if it is mock journalism. most mainstream news outlets today simply do "coverage" and then get their people in studio to argue over talking points. if you are curious about how the news you get gets to you (how it is shaped, filtered, etc.) i would suggest viewing this. 10/10


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