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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

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    The entire concept of Braveheart is repellent. I spit on the film and all who made a profit from it. There's not a single aspect of it that I'd defend. It was a deliberate lie from end to end with anachronistic and plain fictional plotlines throughout.
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    I wouldn't know, I haven't seen it.
    So.....should we accept your critique as a little biased ?
    Does that 'spit on' include the caterers and lighting crew ?

    Seriously.......I can understand your disillusionment with such types of 'entertainment', but.......I don't think the show is designed to inform.
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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

    I dont know about anyone else but when i watch television or a movie i expect to see an artistic interpretation of 'a story'.
    (I hold that same attitude when watching aljeezra, CNN, and my own respected news sources)

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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

    It's a real problem, there are far too many people who watch a tv programme or a file like that and say "it must be true, they must have researched it" - I frequently have discussions with my wife along those lines and she is loath to accept that a programme that is presented as fact can, in fact, be a total fabrication.

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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

    History is permanently rewritten, but it's rewritten properly by academics who spend a lifetime trying to tease the truth out of the stories.

    Rewriting for entertainment is sloppy, and misleading and just wrong. I can forgive mistakes, but deliberate pandering to nationalism is wrong because most people aren't equipped to tell what is true and what is spiced up or plain false.

    Rewriting for political purposes starts heading towards evil: Jews in the 20th century and it looks like Islam in the 21st. Personally I don't like Islam, but the vaaaaaast majority of Muslims are peaceful people who have no interest in violent extremism. Our Mayor, Mr Khan, is a good example.
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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

    I think it was on the show QI where Stephen Fry said, a fact only lasts ten years.

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    Because if it hasn't changed, perspective on it has. Yeah I can see that.
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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    Because if it hasn't changed, perspective on it has. Yeah I can see that.
    Or.............. confidential files have been leaked or opened. lol

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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

    Huzzah. God has voted.

    US 'fake news' kingpin Paul Horner found dead at 38 - BBC News

    Horner defended his work as "political satire", according to the article. He can take my Huzzah as satirical too if he likes. It's not, it's delight at the outcome, the world now has one less antisocial lying git to contend with.
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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

    When I was much younger, I used to truly believe that what was printed in the newspaper and reported on the TV News was true ! At that time, I could not see what the point was in fabricating 'stories' - wasn't there enough happening in the world to furnish these news outlets with genuine material ? Perhaps I was a little naive then. Nowadays, I have a large bag of salt beside me when I read/watch news reports. It is a shame that newspapers, in particular, feel the need to 'flower up' or even make up stories in order to sell their papers.
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    Re: Deliberate lying for amusement

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Huzzah. God has voted.

    US 'fake news' kingpin Paul Horner found dead at 38 - BBC News

    Horner defended his work as "political satire", according to the article. He can take my Huzzah as satirical too if he likes. It's not, it's delight at the outcome, the world now has one less antisocial lying git to contend with.
    Not very nice to cheer the death of another human being, whatever their ethics.

    Have you considered the death report might be satire too ?
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