Roger L. Simon

Dept. of Takes One to Know One

Clive Davis has a post about a BBC series impugning neoconservatives by equating them with Islamic fundamentalists that appears headed for Cannes Glory. Besides the ludicrousness of the argument, what struck me from reading the transcript of the first installment is what an excellent form for propaganda this kind of documentary is. It fills the screen with inflaming images and appropriately chosen sound bites and then it’s over before anyone can ask a question. Was the truth served? Who knows? Not most of the audience, that’s for sure.

What is also fascinating about this series is the level of projection involved. Its biggest accusation against the neocons, it seems, is “they think they know better.” Just like the makers of the documentary!