HBO announced several programs to expect in 2020 and one of them is a documentary on fake news produced by CNN's Brian Stelter. Despite how funny that sounds - because he's on a show called "Reliable Sources" - but news about his documentary is true, as per a report on Deadline.
Stelter's documentary is called "After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News" and it's set to air in March.
Deadline posted an article showing numerous shows to air this year and here's what they said about Stelter's documentary:
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AFTER TRUTH: DISINFORMATION AND THE COST OF FAKE NEWS (March)
In the age of social media, this eye-opening documentary examines the rising phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S. and the impact that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen. The film focuses on several high-profile made-up news stories in recent years with real world consequences, including the infamous “Pizzagate” case, the disinformation campaigns that influenced the 2016 presidential election, the Jade Helm conspiracy, and others. Drawing from exclusive verite access and interviews with a variety of experts, as well as purveyors and targets of misinformation, the documentary sheds light on how post-truth culture has become an increasingly dangerous part of the global information environment. Directed by Andrew Rossi and executive produced by Brian Stelter.
Is it just me, or does Brian Stelter not see how hilarious this is that he made a documentary on fake news, when he's constantly being criticized and labeled as such.
Brian Stelter posted the following on Twitter about his documentary on HBO:
HBO just announced something I've been working on for a couple of years: A documentary titled "AFTER TRUTH: DISINFORMATION AND THE COST OF FAKE NEWS." The film will premiere on TV and online this March. Directed by @a_rossi!
A couple years? Was this sparked by Trump? Hmmmm. Possibly, but no true fact to back that up.
Stelter also said:
"AFTER TRUTH" is about "the impact that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen." As seen through the eyes of the purveyors, the targets, the victims, and the experts who track it all.
There's a lot of nonsense on the web. Some of it is the things done by mainstream media. I wonder if Brian Stelter's documentary will hold the mainstream media accountable for their own actions in pushing narratives that aren't always true, but more like opinions and narratives to fit the opinion, which usually ends up in mainstream media getting higher ratings because of the drama that it includes.
Tucker Carlson called Stelter out and said he should be parking his car.
I would post the replies people gave to Stelter, but he blocked me ages ago.
What's he afraid of, some unknown guy on the Internet who points out when he's wrong?