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america: living in spin August 29, 2007

Posted by shell in LITERATURE REVIEW.
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Howdy all, just thought i would post some quotes from the ‘Thank you for Smoking’ special feature ‘America: Living in Spin’ that I showed ya’ll in class yesterday.

so here goes…

AARON ECKHART (Actor)

“You never know what to believe anymore because it’s all spin really. Everything these days is damage control”

ROB LOWE (Actor)

“We spin everything, we spin our relationships and we are constantly spun to by the entertainment industry, by politics”

WILLIAM H MACY (Actor)

“The notion of spinning the truth is very relevant”

“Most politicians would say that’s the name of the game and its never going to change, so why fight it? It’s all about spinning information to your point of view, good, bad or indifferent. Its spinning information”

“Some people lie a little bit for the ‘greater good’ but what those people are is liars”

DAVID KOFCHNER (Director)

“From the time you wake up in the morning everyone’s spinning, I think it’s part of what’s happened in this country, is where is the truth? And now people are willing to accept no truth, or a substitute for truth”

“We live in a world filled with political correctness, because there is no more honesty, and so spin has taken over”

“A bit of Bull Shit goes a long way, it make us feel better”

“The danger of spin is that it becomes such a part of our daily lives, that we are all willing to accept it”

I think that this raises some key issues as to what we are investigating, in terms of political correctness, spinning the truth, liars and spin doctors and altering information.

Cheers!

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