As you can imagine, if an organization exists to question the validity of stories coming from the MSM and directly contradicts their reporting, the MSM is going to go after them. Mention the name Bellingcat to news organizations, and they’ll attempt to discredit them as couch detectives and armchair journalists. Admittedly, most of the members have no journalism background. They have other jobs and receive no compensation for their work. Does that mean they have no right to “join the club?”
Being discredited by the media is one thing, but then in the case of MH17, they are attempting to uncover a government conspiracy, which doesn’t sit well with that government. Is it paranoia, or is the Russian or any other government spying on the members of Bellingcat? Are they researching their past to #Cancel their conclusions? Why, in the middle of the documentary, does one of their members disappear?
“…a highly engaging and fascinating documentary that questions the validity of the ‘truth’…”
If you’re into mysteries, particularly real-life mysteries, you’re going to love Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World, the documentary gets pretty detailed on the methods used to solve the mystery of MH17. You’ll see elaborate, yet simple techniques employed like 3D modeling and geolocation. Not only massively impressive, but it makes you believe you could do it yourself.
To me, the real importance of this documentary and the work of Bellingcat is uncovering the truth, because, in the end, there is no bias in the truth. We don’t like being deceived by organizations or leaders we once trusted. Are we being manipulated in hopes of gaining more viewers or votes?
Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World is a highly engaging and fascinating documentary that questions the validity of the “truth” being presented to us on television, in news stories, and through social media. The facts presented are convincing, and the investigation of MH17 plays out like a crime thriller. After watching Hans Pool’s film, you’re going to find yourself questioning everything, which actually may be a good thing. So, what will it be? The red pill…?
Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World screened at the 2019 San Diego International Film Festival.
"…they’ll attempt to discredit them as couch detectives and armchair journalists."