Feb 21 2009

Media Malpractice: New Film Released

Category: election 2008,mediaharmonicminer @ 6:39 pm

The new film, Media Malpractice, has just been released.   It details conclusively the unprecedented level of media bias that existed in the last election cycle.  You’re guaranteed to see footage you never saw during the election season, because you don’t watch TV 24/7 on seven channels at once, but John Ziegler has done that for you, and put together a documentary of what may be the most amazingly one-sided coverage on the part of the major media in any election in American history.

I paid a lot of attention to the media during the election, and even so I was stunned at some of the things I’d missed…  much of it in daytime TV, of course (I do have a job), as well as evening.  In aggregate, I can’t think of another film quite like this one, simply because the situation in the last election was more extreme than any we’ve seen before.

Mr. Ziegler’s biggest problem in the film was in winnowing the number of clips down to a manageable length, but the film moves along quite snappily, and I think will keep you interested right up to the end.  It does a particularly good job of providing context for certain things that were stressed in the media, but for which the media itself provided little or no context, to their shame.

The music is especially good (!), and helps frame the various scenes and video montages.

And now, full disclosure:  I composed the music for the film.  But don’t let that stop you from ordering a copy!

Watch for John Ziegler to appear on TV and on radio in the next weeks, discussing his film with the very people it’s about.

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4 Responses to “Media Malpractice: New Film Released”

  1. Sam says:

    What are the chances you could get APU to host a screening as part of a professional ethics symposium?

  2. harmonicminer says:

    I’m hoping to arrange a screening at APU. I’ll announce it here (and other places) if I do.

  3. Deanna Storms says:

    I would love to come to this opening to support this film. I am passionate about this topic.

  4. harmonicminer » Media Malpractice: lessons learned says:

    [...] Ziegler talks about his documentary on the 2008 election, in Media Malpractice: One year later A year ago today I went head-to-head, [...]

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