Making Contact

Making Contact – “The War You Don’t See” A film by John Pilger

Was mainstream media in cahoots with government forces in the lead up to the Iraq War?   In his film, “The War You Don’t See,” Australian journalist John Pilger reveals evidence of American and British journalists failing to scrutinize evidence or dig for hard facts in the days before the 2003 invasion. He argues that imbedded news reporters and their outlets simply towed official government lines, and the public sees only a small portion of what’s really happening in battlefields.


John Pilger, journalist; Dan Rather, journalist; Bryan Whitman, US Assistant Secretary of Defense; Melvin Goodman, former CIA analyst: Rageh Omaar, BBC news reporter; Dahr Jamail, independent journalist; David Rose, former Observer journalist; Steve Rendall, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting; Fran Unsworth, BBC Head of Newsgathering; Scott Ritter, UN Weapons Inspector; Ethan McCord, former US soldier.

For More Information:

John Pilger’s website:


“The War You Don’t See” film:


Fair and Accuracy in Reporting:


Iraq War Logs


Iraq Body Count


Center for American Progress’ Iraq War Ledger


Committee to Protect Journalists


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