Who is John Pilger? He is an Australian journalist and documentary film maker based in the United Kingdom since 1962. Pilger has been a strong critic of American, Australian and British foreign policy, which he considers to be driven by an imperialist agenda. Pilger has also criticised his native country’s treatment of Indigenous Australians.
His career as a documentary film maker began with The Quiet Mutiny (1970), made during one of his visits to Vietnam, and has continued with over fifty documentaries since then. Other works in this form include Year Zero (1979), about the aftermath of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, and Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (1993). Pilger’s many documentary films on indigenous Australians include The Secret Country (1985) and Utopia (2013). In the British print media, Pilger worked at the Daily Mirror from 1963 to 1986, and wrote a regular column for the New Statesman magazine from 1991 to 2014.
Pilger has won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award in 1967 and 1978. His documentaries have gained awards in Britain and worldwide. The practices of the mainstream media are a regular subject in Pilger’s writing.
A true and rare wisdom from a rare journalist in the days of confusions. It is heartening to see how he characterized the msm’s love for war. I am sure many have the same feeling, that they are the so called humanist, human rights champions, anti racist, pro animal rights, anti whale killing, feminist, pro lgbt, all ultra liberal gang hos. But they love the war, make the sound of the war as music to their ears. Horrific gruesome sufferings of the dying people are their peace of mind. They deny the rights to live, not for them, but for others who they don’t consider as humans. However, since they are the liberal and enlightened bunch of our present mankind, if someone opposes their views they become the outcast, called as alt right, or racist, xenophobic etc., even though they don’t condone war and hate killings in millions.