"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."
- Howard Zinn
U.S. Media Sold the Iraq War
The American media failed to counter the endless fear-mongering after 9/11 with clear analysis and tough questions about why the U.S. was bringing war to Iraq.
Lack of Actual War Coverage
The U.S. government censored coverage of the Iraq War, so that the suffering and carnage of military and civilian victims became an abstraction to the public.
U.S. Propaganda on the Iraq War
There was an orchestrated imbalance in the media's presentation of an overwhelmingly pro-war slant and a lack of anti-war voices or objective analysis.
Dehumanization of Muslims
IVAW's truth and reconcilation testimony exposed the widely condoned U.S. military policy of oppressive racism - frequently used as a weapon against all Iraqis during the Iraq War.
The Media Got It Wrong
The public is turning away from a mainstream media that lost credibility in its coverage of the Iraq War; people now want original, independent voices telling them the truth.
This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the U.S., providing crucial background and insight into the control of information and thought.