Spin | Brian Springer
The Fakestream News
Spin – 1995 | Brian Springer
A history lesson in fake TV news, pirated satellite feeds reveal U.S. media personalities' contemptuous plans for their viewers.
TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the tightly spun fabric of television, a system which silences public debates and furthers the intolerance of anyone outside the pack of journalists, politicians, spin doctors and televangelists who manufacture the news. Spin moves through the L.A. rebellion and the floating TV talk-show called the 1992 U.S. presidential election.
Using the 1992 presidential election as his springboard, Springer captures the behind-the-scenes schemings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s. Pat Robertson banters about “homos,” Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George H. W. Bush talks to Larry King about Halcion—all presuming they are off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized satellite footage, Spin is a surreal exposé of media-constructed reality. The film also documents behind-the-scenes footage of Larry Agran who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for president. Agran was generally ignored by the media during his candidacy, a topic covered in the documentary
Source: Spin: Footage You Were Never Supposed to See (1995)