"... the calculated, 'this is not the whole truth' part."
This is a story of deception. Not very dramatical, but a quite common story these days... at least for those who, like Spin documentary's director Bryan Springer, gets to notice the everyday doings of the "spin doctors". No, not the rock band but the professionals that specialize in elaborating a discourse which "often, though not always, implies disingenuous, deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics."
As G.H. Lewmer writes in his review of this very recommendable 57 minutes feature:
"Springer spent a year accessing live satellite feeds—raw feeds that are pumped directly to television networks and news channels before being packaged, processed, and regurgitated for your consumption—to create a funny and frightening look on how information is manipulated, suppressed and influenced by Big Media. ".... expressing that... "The footage is terrifying and telling because it presents all the off-camera comments, all the preening and maneuvering of the powers who are more concerned about protecting their interests than thorough reporting." Terrifying, without loosing the sense of humor and the good laugh that the discovering of how gullible one can be towards main stream media awakes.
Which makes me think, what is behind the words of those who I listen to...? =)