Has America entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth? Are Americans being sold a bill of goods by a handful of transnational media corporations and political elites whose interest have little in common with the interests of the American people? "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" explores what the media doesn't like to talk about - itself. Filmmaker Robert Kane Pappas has brought together an ex-"60-Minutes" producer, a United States Congressman, as well as some of the country's leading intellectual voices on the media to examine the mix of businesses, politics and ideology that is the modern mainstream media. Does the corporate media reflect public opinion or create it? Did the media help George W Bush steal the presidency and market the war in Iraq? From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn't, "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the mainstream media. Are Americans being given the information a democracy needs to survive or have they been electronically lobotomized? "Orwell Rolls In His Grave" reminds us that 1984 is no longer a date in the future.
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