OT and getting further OT all the time! Re: Off-topic,

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri Feb 11 17:38:50 2005

> Plus, on TV, even the documentaries deliver a biased
> set of facts with the emphasis on aspects of an issue which
> are usually inflammatory rather than informative. It takes
> a great deal of discipline to not accept just the stated story
> line - and then look for more details, both for and against.

I once nearly appeared on TV, I got out of it just in time. It turned out
they were making a programme about Sir Clive Sinclair, and had found me
(I believe on this list) as somebody who didn't much care for his
designs. That much is true (and I don't want to start a flamewar over
that again...)

Anyway, it turned out that they didn't want me (as they'd initially
implied) to present information on machines I considered superior, they
wanted me, effectively, to flame him on-air. That, IMHO, does nobody any

But that wasn't the real problem. It was their contract (which
fortunately I got to see before wasting any time on it). Apparently they
had the right to edit anything I said, and I would agree not to sue them
for libel, miorepresentation, etc. Anyone who agrees to something like
that has at least one screw loose!

Received on Fri Feb 11 2005 - 17:38:50 GMT

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