Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Brian Springer's "Spin"

This is a fascinating documentary by Brian Springer covering the 1992 election via live satellite feeds..Springer bought himself a couple of sattelite dishes, and recorded hundreds of hours of live feeds in between shows for a year. What he ended up capturing was the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters, giving a rarely seen glimpse into the spin and manipulation of the messages broadcasted on the air.

This is a complete must see. Highlights include George Bush discussing banned drug Halcyon with Larry King, Al Gore learning how to avoid abortion questions, and Pat Robertson calling a talk show caller a "homo".

I would love to see an updated version of this with some footage of Lizard boy Rove spitting his ear poison into Georgie's ears.

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