At the end of September 2013, Robert Stone was interviewed about Pandora’s Promise by Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire (SFEN). During that interview, he described his inability to convince a single European broadcaster — outside the UK — to show his documentary. According to Stone, representatives of broadcasting companies throughout the EU have told him that his film contradicts many of the other documentaries and programs that they have paid to develop and show to their viewers.
When companies or individuals have invested large sums of money to tell a tale, even if it is untrue, it is in their best interest to do whatever they can to silence someone telling a different story, even it is absolutely true.
One of Stone’s responses to the attempted blackout has been to arrange for a worldwide release on iTunes on December 3, 2013. In today’s media world, it is essentially impossible to suppress anyone who correctly points out that the emperors have no clothes or that people who claim that the small doses of radiation that members of the public received from Chernobyl have resulted in a large number of negative health effects or excess fatalities are wrong.
At the end of the interview, Stone offers a rather profane Americanism that we use frequently when told to adhere to a party line way of thinking. I won’t repeat it here because I do not like effect of having the ‘F’ word show up in searches on this site, but suffice it to say that I have heard — and used — the phrase many times during my long career.
I am, after all, a sailor.
PS – For anyone who resides in the United States, and not the European Union, Pandora’s Promise is scheduled to air on CNN on November 7 at 9:00 pm EST and on November 8 at 12:00 am.