Channel 4 Create Fake News Documentary ABOUT Fake News and Alt-Right
Channel 4, the British public-service television broadcasters, have been accused of creating fake news after the documentary ‘Fake news and the alt-right’ had been released.
‘Fake news and the alt-right’ was a documentary filmed and produced by Channel 4. The topic of The Alt-Right had ‘been fuelled by fake news’, whilst simultaneously ‘fuelling’ the fake news itself, according to Channel 4.
The alt-right, or alternative right, are said to be a group of individuals who class themselves as far right and reject mainstream conservatism in the USA. It is, however, questionable, what is considered as far right these days.
One interviewee has spoken about the unfair interpretation that Channel 4 had put across, by twisting certain words and comments of those interviewed and not including their full statements.
They had mentioned that Channel 4 portrayed them as a member of the Alt-Right, despite the fact that the aim was to record the nuances of their movement from a libertarian point of view.
According to the individual, the process of the interview lasted over three hours. Channel 4 received plenty of content that could have been pieced together to provide an accurate description of each person interviewed. However, it was blatantly seen that this wasn’t the case.
Channel 4 had edited and cut the content into “a 10-minute hit piece with the most damning and most out-of-context footage remaining” mentions one interviewee.
It is rather apparent that Channel 4’s editing staff took great pride in using the content that made all interviewees look as though they were exceedingly far right. Rather than listening and using the actual opinion, they had voiced, as well as their concerns of what message the media was portraying.
An example of this was how they took the scene from discussing the Bell Curve and Mein Kampf completely out of context, in the eyes of an interviewee.
The filming staff had asked them to give an example of what the alt right would read. This individual indeed did exactly as asked.
“Channel 4 editing staff presumably cut out the less provocative parts and only included the ones that make me personally look like some kind of Nazi.” mentioned one interviewee.
They also mentioned, “I don’t believe in what The Bell Curve propounds, I was speaking in a strictly descriptive sense.”
“I am not a ‘white supremacist’, ‘racist’, a ‘neo-Nazi’ or ‘Alt-Right’”
This documentary was indeed a feature of Fake News. Despite its original attempt to flag out supposed fake news, the documentary became an ironic feature of fake news itself.
Denying that fake news is non-existent in the alt-right, as well as other right wing scenes would be absurd. However, it is important to remember that fake news lies prevalent on every side of a political spectrum.