[Ads-l] disclaimer

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Mon Jun 26 17:16:51 EDT 2017


Yeah, "actual events" like "Tuesday is a really English day name; the sun 
comes up in the east."  All the rest is fiction.
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Jonathan Lighter
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 8:59 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: disclaimer

'A notice, as at the beginning or end of a motion picture.'

Marlow Stern, at_The Daily Beast_, Sept. 6, 2014:

"The film... bears the disclaimer 'based on actual events.'"

http://www.thedailybeast.com/ethan-hawkes-good-kill-a-searing-indictment-of-americas-drone-warfare-obsession

I suppose that could be interpreted as a disavowal of the (correct)
assumption that the movie is mostly fiction, but it sounds more like an
endorsement of its level of truth.

JL

-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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