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Monday, July 09, 2007

Spin: The Documentary

Absolutely brilliant documentary on Google Video:



"Using the 1992 presidential election as his springboard, documentary filmmaker Brian Springer captures the behind-the-scenes maneuverings ... all of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s. Pat Robertson banters about "homos," Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George Bush talks to Larry King about halcyon -- all presuming they're off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized satellite footage, Spin is a surreal expose of media-constructed reality."

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Any place to download this? The stream cut out on me after about 18 minutes and I'm interested in the rest of it.
 
Cool. I liked it enough to pass it along to friends. A little depressing, but I also got this other positive feeling. Like, "these are real people and not 'talking heads'".

It was good to see that public personalities have a side that is more normal.
 
Hey Brad. I've enjoyed going through your blog tonight. I saw this video a couple months back and just watched the whole thing again here. I like keeping up with what your doing.
-Spencer
 
I especially dislike how people on TV learn to not answer questions.
There are tons of cases where politicians change their positions, and their previous statements are documented. Yet, they work their way around the legit questions to feed us the usual BS...

How can technology help us bring about a better media? There is certainly no shortage of video cameras out there, wihch would help for live events (recording incidents). But I fail to see you an alternative media would manage to get interviews with presidential candidates, especially if it is known for confronting the "talking heads".
 
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