Un/Convention is one of the first releases produced by Danger and Play Media I’m proud to have played a small part in. Directed by Loren Feldman of 1938 Media, It follows Mike Cernovich of Danger and Play/Gorilla Mindset as he attended both the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
It was a surreal experience watching the “traditional media outlets” cover the Democratic and Republican conventions. Mike fully expected the RNC to be full of riots, drama, protests. From the headlines, you’d believe it. “RNC 2016: White Rage In Cleveland” sounds like a full blown disaster worthy of National Guard intervention. So he went and covered it on the ground. What you’ll see in the fifteen minute video above is quite eye opening.
The Democratic National Convention was to be the time of “unity,” “peace,” and “stability.” Mike went there too, using Periscope. He marched with the protesters. He saw what really happened. Again, when you see the video you will find out how far the media shifted the narrative of what happened versus the actual truth.
Another interesting point to note from Un/Convention is just where the media decided to point their attention. Take a look when you’re watching the film how the big press selectively covers certain events and completely ignores others. Watch when they blow up a “protest” at the RNC and completely ignore the voices of disaffected Bernie Sanders fans. You don’t need a partisan interest to see the raw truth of the movie: you are being lied to daily by those you trust for “news,” and someone’s paying for it.
Un/Convention is a landmark moment in the way the world sees how American press works from a narrative rather than facts. Expect more people to start questioning those who call themselves “fair and balanced,” or “the news you can trust.” Watch as more people start hitting the ground with apps like Periscope and really streaming to the world the truth, rather than what a particular influencer wants you to see.
If you look closely enough, you can find certain media bigwigs that already care about the public so little they already show their distaste for honest reporting. One prominent “thinkfluencer” who I won’t name here because doing so might pose a security risk to my family and job is so outspoken in his contempt for the common man he calls out reporters on Twitter for attempting to give both presidential candidates even time and even coverage. In his eyes, only Queen Meemaw should get time, and The Salesman deserves nothing. To him, this is a “breach of media ethics.”
This same “thinkfluencer” also regularly blogs about his support of Queen Meemaw, and how he wants to canvas and drum up support for her in any way he can. He’s one of the people that influences what you see when you turn on your television in the morning.
Question everything you see in the “news.” There is a narrative they want you to see, not the truth.
In time, that too will be exposed.
I thank Mike Cernovich and Loren Feldman for playing a small part as “researcher” for this project. It truly was an honor.
Also check out Loren Feldman’s work. He’s incredibly talented with a camera and quite funny too.