I learned via my Facebook stream yesterday that a free screening of the documentary film, Shadows of Liberty at Yale University, happens tomorrow March 6th at 7 p.m. The event takes place at Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall St New Haven, CT. You can RSVP for the event here.
Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover‐ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.
In 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 poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?
Shadows of Liberty echoes my sentiments about how controlled and manipulated the media is today. My intellect tells me how “afraid” and “powerless” the American media outlets have become. Granted we want to read, view and interpret “responsible journalism” but there are very few brave journalism sources willing to take the risks and that we can trust anymore.
It stands to reason that News, Inc. and the Rupert Murdoch media empire are featured in this film. Fox News is “blatant” with their rhetoric and programming.
I hope this documentary reveals more of the scope of the problem and what the alternatives are to the media that fails us as an information source.