Last year's Control Room revealed how the U.S. government ensured rah-rah coverage of its 2002 assault on Iraq by expertly manipulating the American media. In Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land, that situation is echoed in the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Pulling the strings this time is the Israeli government's public-relations machine, which has successfully convinced the U.S. media to present Israel as a virtuous nation trying to defend itself from its hateful enemies. Rather, the doc persuasively reveals an aggressor, flouting international law while making life miserable for Palestinian inhabitants.
Bathsheba Ratzkoff, Sut Jhally
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