Monday, 28 June 2010

At What Point Does Journalism Become Propaganda/ Ego & When Do We Stop Listening?


The side has already been decided. Investigation is replaced by atmosphere & aesthetics (& cheesey tunes). The rights and wrongs are a given. The debate becomes secondary to production values. Lets be careful folks....Thin, thin thin HERE.

4 comments:

marcus doyle said...

Its neither documentary or art because (in my view at least) it contradicts itself.
To be blunt, Its nonsense and a glorification of something really quite disturbing.
I do wish these people would take responsibility, document and stop with all this GORY GLORY.
Twenty years ago people seen photographs of starving children on Africa. There was no skirting round the issue. People in the West had a pretty good idea what was going on and a lot of them were moved to try and do something about it.
These days you get buttered up nonsense like this and people don't have a clue.
This guy has made the biggest oil spill in history into a beautiful film. My only question is WHY.

Mark Page said...

It all ends up looking like a fucking Micheal Jackson video.....

Stan B. said...

Give credit where credit is due Mark! That is the very first piece on the Gulf oil spill that actually made me sweat and feel the pain- from the hideously nauseating musical score to the excruciating, slo-mo close ups...

Yes, I felt every bit the dying pelican drowning in that dreadful "artistic" goo!

Mark Page said...

He should have had the pelicans miming to 'EARTH SONG'