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

Creator at The Empire Files
Founder of Media Roots, BOD Project Censored, Former Host of Breaking the Set, Host of teleSUR's The Empire Files.
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!