Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty reveals the phenomenal truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. The documentary takes a journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power.

The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. The film presents highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system.

Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.

Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty is a documentary film that poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? We’re left in no doubt – media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental.

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  • pwndecaf

    Not really news – more of an autopsy on our dead news media in the US.

    Reagan brought the end of the fairness in media act, and Clinton signed the Telecommunications bill.

    You want news? Watch something outside the US.

    Recommended!

    • bringmeredwine

      Do you ever listen to CBC radio?
      It’s on all the time at my house, (much to my boyfriend’s annoyance). But I’ve noticed the radio in his Tonka truck and his man cave are both tuned in now, as well!
      There are many Americans listening, too.

      • pwndecaf

        I actually gave up on news and tv in general years ago. I tend to look for articles that interest me rather than be spoonfed by our government/business news services.

        I like the bbc and a few others. I will add the cbc to my list. A Canadian friend at work says everyone in Canada watches US politics since parliamentary government is so boring. I tell him I could stand to be bored by our government.

  • freedoc

    http://www.solarmovie.so/link/play/1374313/ link to the full documentary. Its DVD quality.