John Pilger: Real Journalism

2012 ,    »  -   27 Comments
Ratings: 8.69/10 from 147 users.

John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist based in London. Since his early years as a war correspondent in Vietnam, 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 criticized his native country's treatment of indigenous Australians and the practices of the mainstream media.

In the British print media, he has had a long association with the Daily Mirror, and writes a fortnightly column for the New Statesman magazine.

Pilger has twice won Britain's Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries, screened internationally, have gained awards in Britain and worldwide, and the journalist has received several honorary doctorates.

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27 Comments / User Reviews

  1. oQ

    I like this man very much, he reeks wisdom.

  2. 1concept1
  3. 1concept1

    Well, in that case i'll watch it.

  4. 1concept1
  5. 1concept1

    I remember him now its all coming back to me. I was in Nam and the segment that this doc covered brought back the whole dynamics the feeling of that period in my life.

  6. Wayne Siemund
  7. Wayne Siemund

    He would never make it in the corporate news organizations of the US. Telling the truth is secondary to supporting an empire.

  8. Sean Finn
  9. Sean Finn

    One of the docos in the editor's picks section, Julian Assange in conversation with John Pilger, is brilliant. You can tell they both respect one another quite alot

  10. DigiWongaDude
  11. DigiWongaDude

    I love your use of English...a LOT! :-) [another oQ classic! Keep em comin' girl!]

    I should explain...reeking (or reeks) is a bad smell.

  12. thinkagainagain
  13. thinkagainagain

    It is not a journalist's job to report the "truth". It is a journalist's job to report the facts.

  14. James Buffalo
  15. James Buffalo

    Who made you King? It is so very enlightening to be able to experience truth. Not sure what planet thingainthingagain is coming from. It always scares me when one keeps taking the low, worn road.

  16. Gadea
  17. Gadea

    John Pilger goes to areas that angels fear to tread.
    He is an incredible journalist.
    Reporting from the field, not reading the news from a teleprompter
    in an air condition studio.

  18. thinkagainagain
  19. thinkagainagain

    Because "truth" is subjective while facts, by their very definition, must be true. There are no untrue facts. Listen to Mr. Pilger himself admitting there are many and various "truths" and different versions of the "truth". I would much rather have one hard-nosed reporter going after the facts with bulldog tenacity than a hundred journalists each reporting his version of the "truth".

    It is not the journalists perogative to make a "truth" from the facts. That is the responsibility of the reader. Any reader who allows a journalist to spoon-feed him the "truth" is abrogating that responsibility and is in fact the one taking the low, worn road.

  20. Rachid Talal
  21. Rachid Talal

    Hi, folks:

    I did not watch the video yet ,but there is 1 thing i can already tell you, guys ,as follows : Al Jazeera was/is seiously discredited during and after the US orchestrated ( A fact ) so-called Arab spring : Al Jazeera served / serves the bias political and other interests or agenda of Qatar ( and those of SA and the other oil rich gulf states against Iran ..)where its HQ are situated .

    Qatar and the rest of the oil rich gulf states are remote US states in fact , serving the interests of the US ...

    No wonder that the biggest US military base in the gulf region is in Qatar ,No wonder that the US fifth fleet is situated in ...Bahrain , the latter that continues to oppress its majority shiaa population , enjoying the indulgence of the US in that regard...

    Al Jazeera is no longer a credible source , but a bias full of lies ,deceit ,manipulations and brainwash propaganda machine -factory , unfortunately enough .

    I will take a look at the above mentioned video anyway , just for the sake of curiosity .

    Take care and do use use your God given critical mind by the way .

  22. AchillesMRF
  23. AchillesMRF

    Where as the American and European journalists push the lies of our western overlords. We all know there is no fair journalism these days. That is why the internet is so important.

  24. Rachid Talal
  25. Rachid Talal

    Exactly : internert is very important in that regard .

    Almost all other news media make me wanna puke from disgust at the way they distort facts , manipulate them , change them .....

    CNN for example is the 'World's leader " when it comes to distorting the truth ....Al Jazeera is not far away behind it .

    Truth is the main victim .

  26. Rachid Talal
  27. Rachid Talal

    John Pilger is a real ray of light in this tunnel darkness of today's journalism .He sounds a bit gay and naive sometimes though ,even though he might be a hetero and a pragmatist .....

  28. Rachid Talal
  29. Rachid Talal

    How come that the left wing seems to be and to sound as if it was sincere , genuine , honest and true nowadays , especially after its historic and idelogical defeat ,while this same left was a real intolerant fascist monster under the Soviet Union ?

    How come that almost only powerless people and powerless movements , groups ...seem to be genuine ...true ...honest...

    We know indeed that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts ...absolutely.

    It's all power and politics nowadays , folks , unfortunately enough .

  30. Arthur Seaton
  31. Arthur Seaton

    I'm a big, big fan of Pilger but this documentary is poorly edited together, cutting off after important statements and is very biased. I switched off when he talked about 'objectivity' because there's none of that in the editing. This is a poor representation of his incredible contribution to journalism.

  32. geenwoordenmaarplaatjes
  33. geenwoordenmaarplaatjes

    You are absolutely right! Just let him talk instead of this overly dramatic editing.

  34. Milanka J Sullivan
  35. Milanka J Sullivan

    You knockers of this Documentary `REAL JOURNALISM` are NOT listening.

  36. Letem Dangle
  37. Letem Dangle

    Journalism was built on lies. People who present the truth get fired.

  38. Maya
  39. Maya

    John Pilger is a rare gem...he is not one to be intimidated, threatened, bought or manipulated. His work is always truthful, he says it as he sees it. If more journalists were more like him, we would have been in a much better place. Make no mistake..most journalists share Pilger's opinion (if not all), they'll share it with friends and family but hide it from the public. Unfortunately a lot of them are bought these days. This is why laws are made and changed without the public knowing a thing, that's why most people would know what's Taylor's Swift latest song is but very very few would know what's the last treaty Tony Abbott signed with EU was about...and that's how governments like it.

  40. awstraylien
  41. awstraylien

    This documentary should be shown as part of our childrens education system, so they understand where the real evil stems from & not the lies we have been fed for way too long from the corporate mainstream presstitute medi.

  42. zulfiqar
  43. zulfiqar

    this great selfless man deserves a Nobel Prize more deservedly than Obama or De Klerk

  44. Bilal
  45. Bilal

    I love You John Pilger. You are brave man and bestowed wisdom and a real journalist.

  46. Peter Johnson
  47. Peter Johnson

    I think it is time that the world record the people who no we have problems and now we have made weapons that will have the last word enjoy time left

  48. Peter Johnson
  49. Peter Johnson

    I am cool with it

  50. said
  51. said

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  52. Cyrusjerati
  53. Cyrusjerati

    Greetings to Mr Pilger
    you have my admiration for your works to the fullest extend

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