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There are no reports of the British establishment quivering in fear. But an Antipodean flavour was spreading about the worlds of academia, comedy and journalism. What on earth was going on? I was Largely staying away from the expatriate community, Pilger seems to have found his feet impressively quickly. That paper was then a very different beast to the entity it became after Robert Maxwell took over as proprietor in The paper retained a sense of mischief, but it also managed to address all the great stories of the age. Pilger found himself covering wars in Vietnam , Cambodia, Bangladesh and Biafra.

These experiences only hardened his political radicalism.

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The Vietnam War, in particular, seemed to pull together certain unhappy truths about post-war US foreign policy. For many covered in the layers of state patriotism the reality of how their government actually behaved came as a shock. Vietnam is often identified as a turning point for the way wars are covered.

Reporters found themselves dispatching combat footage that screened within days on national television. Pilger sees the Vietnam conflict in slightly different terms. The American general in charge of press liaison told me after the war that it was extraordinary how many media people came to him seeking guidelines. He admits that he often had trouble getting his films on air, but none of them ended up on the shelf. As the years progressed, Pilger did manage to antagonise significant parts of the commentariat.

A recently unearthed recording finds him squaring up to a young, already supremely confident Martin Amis.

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At any rate, Pilger did not go away. He stuck to his tasks with pugnacious zeal and has become a hero and model to younger generations of political writers. He unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth, and tells it as it is.

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