Category: George Seldes

The FBI vs the Truth

Putting George Seldes out of business From “Tell the Truth and Run” This film excerpt was from the 1996 Academy-Award-nominated documentary feature film by Rick Goldsmith, Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press. For more information on the film or to get a DVD, go to: http://kovnocommunications.org/films/tell-the-truth-and-run/     This is the last excerpt from the film “Tell the Truth and Run” It documents how the FBI, the US military and US Postmaster conspired to drive George Seldes’ publication out of business. Unfortunately, they succeeded. Here’s how they did it. But Seldes had the last...

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The truth about war reporting

Report the glory, never the horror George Seldes in World War I This film excerpt was from the 1996 Academy-Award-nominated documentary feature film by Rick Goldsmith, Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press. For more information on the film or to get a DVD, go to: http://kovnocommunications.org/films/tell-the-truth-and-run/     Do you think that George Bush and his fellow crooks invented “embedded” war correspondents? Nope. It goes way, way back. The key: Glory, yes. Horror, no. Reporting the truth of war was once grounds for death by firing squad. Again, young George Seldes learns this the...

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The champion of the free press

The story of “In fact” George Seldes: “Tell the Truth and Run” This film excerpt was from the 1996 Academy-Award-nominated documentary feature film by Rick Goldsmith, Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press. For more information on the film or to get a DVD, go to: http://kovnocommunications.org/films/tell-the-truth-and-run/     We’ve been running excerpts of the film “Tell the Truth and Run” It’s about the life and work of George Seldes who was one of the first people to expose corruption in the news business. His reward: Regular people loved his books. The newspapers ignored him....

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Spreading the truth before the Internet

A case study from Fascist Italy George Seldes: “Tell the Truth and Run” This film excerpt was from the 1996 Academy-Award-nominated documentary feature film by Rick Goldsmith, Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press. For more information on the film or to get a DVD, go to: http://kovnocommunications.org/films/tell-the-truth-and-run/     How did people get the real news before the Internet? A case study from Fascist Italy. In Italy, people printed up the evidence of government crimes and distributed them surreptitiously. When Seldes was in Italy, he stumbled on this practice and used the covert news...

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The history of the press

The great George Seldes From “Tell the truth and run” This film excerpt was from the 1996 Academy-Award-nominated documentary feature film by Rick Goldsmith, Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press. For more information on the film or to get a DVD, go to: http://kovnocommunications.org/films/tell-the-truth-and-run/     He’s little known today, but George Seldes was the inspiration to Ralph Nader, Howard Zinn and Daniel Ellsberg and many others. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film about his life “Tell The Truth and Run” we’re running clips from this fine film. This clip answers the...

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