Control Room

October 18th, 2005

Have you ever wondered why so many Arabs hate Americans? Why they view us as occupiers? Why they want to be rid of both Saddam Hussein and us?

We watched Control Room tonight. What a fascinating documentary. There was no narration. Just journalists talking. Arab journalists, American journalists, Pentagon spokesmen. Lots of different viewpoints. Lots of insight.

It was hard to watch at times — they showed footage of how events were covered in different countries, and it was graphic sometimes. They also showed the journalists talking about why they covered things in a certain way.

It was very moving, and thought-provoking.

Sometimes it is useful to have a view from an outsider (to America) or an insider (to the Middle East).

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  1. Carlos

    The Army Spokesman who was featured in the documentary was on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4133282

    And apparently he works for Al-Jazeera now:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4868061

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    jgoerzen Reply:

    Very interesting. Thanks for the links.

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