WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception: The Film

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Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe reviewed Danny Schechter's WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception on December 3, 2004: He starts the review this way:

Just when we thought the November election had freed us from the tangle of crudely assembled, politically slanted, Bush II-era docu-diatribes, here comes "WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception." Based on Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber's book, the movie argues that the American media has failed us in its craven coverage of the current Iraq war and that the war has been handled as much by publicity experts as by the government and military.
Mr. Morris said "Schechter succeeds in being as annoying as Michael Moore as he bops around from interviewee to interviewee, and allows himself to be photographed too closely. Will you mind Schechter less once you see the shot he's included of an elated Desmond Tutu reaching out to embrace him at an antiwar demonstration in New York City? Hard to say. But eventually, the ideas and suspicions come to the movie's forefront, and over the 98-minute runtime, Schechter settles for being the messenger, not the star, doing a serviceable job in laying out a quick history of modern war coverage and letting other people make points, too." Here is the entire review.

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