The special interests that lobbied the Tribeca Film Festival to cancel the documentary VAXXED: From Cover Up to Catastrophe meant to suppress evidence that vaccines are contributing to an epidemic of autism. The suppression backfired. Instead, coverage of the documentary exploded, in no small part thanks to Robert De Niro’s courageous interviews calling for an open discussion of the issues.
This latest dance of suppression inspired me to invite Jon Rappoport of No More Fake News to join me in a discussion of stories of suppression and heroes who outwit it. From the Inquisition through suppression of energy and health care technology to Dark Alliance allegations and other stories of outrageous media manipulation, in this week’s Solari Report Jon and I review many important stories of suppression and the truth tellers who have brought them to light.
Let’s face it: the better you see the game, the less likely that suppression will work.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, we revisit Shut up and Sing, a fascinating documentary about the unsuccessful effort to intimate and censor the Dixie Chicks for criticism of George W. Bush and the Iraq War by their lead singer. Freedom of artistic expression is critical to freedom of speech and a free society, which is why the global political system invests a great deal of time and money trying to get popular artists and celebrities to toe the official line.
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