I stumbled upon a few different commentaries recently of people familiar that have experience with the "other side" that I thought were interesting. The "other side" meaning people in countries on the US enemies list. It's always difficult to filter through the US propaganda system and know what's going on, so I think these first hand accounts, none of which are via corporate media, are informative.
Here's one from a historian discussing the difference between Soviet movies and movies in the US. Did the Soviets similarly portray the US as the villain that is vanquished by the handsome hero from an eastern bloc country?
The next is from a guy that recently visited Cuba and offers pictures of decked pimped vehicles.
Finally a German citizen went to Pyongyang. He talks about the treatment he received from his handlers, what they were like, what restrictions were placed on him. Very informative. I didn't even know Americans likewise could travel to N Korea.