Zero Dark Propaganda

Abby Martin, host of Breaking the Set, takes a look at films that glorify war by highlighting the recent film ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ as an example of an over-sensationalized historical narrative.

Abby Martin

Abby Martin

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Creator The Empire Files on teleSUR, Founder Media Roots, BOD Project Censored & Former Host Breaking the Set
Abby Martin
  • Daniel Reasor

    It’s a shame Abby didn’t see the movie before commenting on it. Zero Dark Thirty is an anti-torture film, not a jingoist action movie. Showcasing the inhumanity and calling into question the usefulness of torture is very much at the heart of the film, and anti-war advocates should be applauding it.

    • charlieprimero

      Are the government-hired killers portrayed as antagonists, or protagonists in this film?

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      This is like an infinite regress of propaganda Meta, meta-propoganda. Like propoganda looking at itself in a spiraling set of mirrors. Little “feel goody” side messages like “touture bad!” are beside the point.

      • Calypso_1

        I see you are taking kindly to GEB.

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          Ha ha!

      • Andrew

        Personally, I prefer to be propagandized than tortured.

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          Luckily, in the USA, you don’t have to choose, you can have both under the provisions of the NDAA!