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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  1. Unfortunately outside the U.S isn’t much better. News Corp owned by Rupert Murdoch owns 70% of print media in Australia, and you can tell.
    He has systematically reduced print media into tabloid gutter journalism, and expanded advertising revenues through aggressive and unethical methods.
    The gradual shift to the right by both major parties means our major public broadcaster, the ABC, has been browbeaten into a situation where it tiptoes on egg shells so as not to ignite suspicion of left wing bias; so much so it over represents right wing groups such as the IPA – a right wing thin tank, much like the Heartland institute in the U.S.
    The only glimmer of hope lies in smaller independent media and discovering integrous news journalism on the net.

    • You must believe in the Catastrophic Climate Change Scam and the Trump Russia Hoax and believe the COVID jabs are safe and effective to believe our ABC — Australian Bolshevik Collective is right wing!!

  2. link to the full documentary. Its DVD quality.

  3. 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.


    • 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.

      • 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.