Brian Springer’s film, Spin

By BrassCheck TV

Artist Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research is SPIN, one of the most insightful films ever made about the mechanics of how television is used as a tool of social control to distort and limit the American public’s perception of reality.

Take the time to watch it from beginning to end and you’ll never look at TV reporting the same again. Tell your friends about it. This extraordinary film released in the early 1990s is almost completely unknown. Hopefully, the Internet will change that.

Watch film here:

Note: We have posted excerpts of this film. You can find these excerpts by going to the “Spin” section of Brasscheck TV.

4 responses to “Brian Springer’s film, Spin

  1. eddie stinson

    WOW, did this ever bring back memories. Until the networks and the personalities got wise, I would spend several hours each day running around the heavens trying to find a goodie.

    What put a damper on this was Monday Night Football. All sorts of stuff(including profanities and off color stories)were broadcast between commercials……..many of which were crude, obscene(for the times) and derogatory of others. They and others soon made the media and my ease dropping was no more, although it took awhile for ESPN and the locals to catch on. Oh well, it was a whole lot of fun, while it lasted.

    • how intetresting, eddie… I had never heard of this before, but human nature being what human nature is, I’m not surprised by it.

      now that I think about it, I remember hearing about a children’s host back in the early 60s who thought he was off air and said, “There, that oughta keep the little fuckers for awhile.” he got fired.

      that’s the story anway; i didn’t see the broadcast.

  2. ok, I choked my way past Bush … now 17 minutes into the film, we get some real juice.


    perception management

    mass media kills the populist message by not broadcasting it

  3. okay, this was not, imo, a well produced documentary… most of my complaints are technical, tho. otherwise, it was dry; and I don’t think he drove home the point of perception mgt. in an evil sort of way.

    moving unwanted protesters from the view of the camera, e.g., is expected. there is always polish involved. how this rises to the level of psyops, tho, is never made clear.

    and what was the point of including the bush drug discussion?

    but what really interested me at the end was the Wexner foundation funding this. Les Wexner is a Columbus Ohio billionaire (retail). And then look at all the other mainstream funders…

    no wonder tihs film was buried. lol…

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