We first began working on this documentary investigation as a continuous story, and we used a working tile of 'Distant Drums Across the Atlantic', because although advances in communications have made world media possible, but it is a practical reality, Yet audiences remain focused with a national perspective.
Listen to the BBC (or any of the British national commercial outlets), and you will hear and see a filtered version of events edited for British listeners and viewers. Now switch to a similar American broadcasting outlet and you will hear and see an American delivery of events edited for American listeners and viewers.
You won't see and hear anything with a global perspective, or even just a combined British-American version of events. Consequently a lot of events covered in Britain are not covered in America and a lot of American events are not covered in Britain.
This includes the so-called U.N. COP26 fiasco which India, China and Russia all but ignored, and American commentators could not even pronounce the name of its host city correctly. Meanwhile, noisy Greta, with all of her attention-grabbing antics, was not even officially invited to participate. She was relegated to standing across the other side of the River Thames, far away from the official delegates, and all she could manage to do was sing a rather derogatory ditty about events taking place on the other bank of the river.
That is why this is a transatlantic investigation because there is no way that this story can be told from a strictly national point of view.
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