The Occupation of the American Mind - RAI with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters (1/3)
May 20, 2016
Of all the official narrative that tries to explain the world in the interests those who control U.S. foreign policy, perhaps nothing is as powerful as the influence of how the media covers Israel/Palestine, a country which is cleared by the united nations and independent journalists and commissions that have investigated the situation. Israel clearly has an illegal occupation of Palestinian lands.
It has committed war crimes in its attacks on Gaza and other places. Yet, the prevailing public opinion and certainly the prevailing media and political opinion is Israels the victim in all of this.There's a new film that tries to explain why Americans think this way. The film is called "The Occupation of the American Mind: Israels Public Relations War in the United States." And now joining me is the executive producer of the film, and the narrator of the film. First of all, in the studio is Sut Jhally. He's professor of communications at the University of Massachusetts, and founder and executive director of the media education foundation.
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion