I thought readers would enjoy this program, which was broadcast late last year but is still relevant particularly now that the State Department has acknowledged that Aljazeera is beating US newscasters. From Hillary Clinton in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as reported by the Associated Press:
“Like it or hate it, it is really effective,” Clinton said. “In fact, viewership of Al-Jazeera is going up in the United States because it is real news.”
“You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news that is not providing information to us, let alone foreigners.”
This program focuses on how the Pentagon has been able to get Hollywood to, um, cooperate with its efforts to present a positive image of the military (hat tip reader Scott A). I must confess I enjoyed the action footage.