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War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death is a 2009 documentary that explores the connection between American media and government push for war over the last 50 years. Actor Sean Penn narrates this exploration from the Vietnam conflict to the current wars in the Middle East and how the news media does not investigate government actions overseas. Rather than critically review government reports, the TV, newspaper and other journalists often provide propaganda for White House Administrations from President Lyndon Johnson to the George W. Bush. Directors Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp use media critic Norman Solomon's extensive research and analysis to present disturbing examples from the mainstream media like Walter Cronkite and Christiana Amanpour, as well as right-wing pundits from Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. These archival news reports are reviewed in unison with statements by political figures such as Henry Kissinger and Colin Powell on the same events.