Originally posted by carl6405
What kind of frigging idiot are you to throw someone under the bus for making money for research? Really!
Research? - dang, that made coffee come out of my nose again
Let's say I hear a story. The storyteller says it's a true story. I believe him. So I tell the story to someone else, passing it off as a true story.
It's a nice story, a thought provoking story, has some elements of horror in it. So, people remember it. Some write it down in books, and make some
money with their fiction. Many people hear the story and re-tell it. Some add a bit to it, some change it a bit, but in the end we all created some
folkore. You know, elves, leprechauns, headless hunters, Cinderella, aliens, stuff like that.
Next I hire a bunch of congressmen and hire af few well known storytellers to tell their stories. And ask money for it: for the books I want to sell,
for the movies I make, I ask for donations to tell my 'true' story. But of course, there is no proof. Who needs proof for a good story, after all..
So, that's RESEARCH?
That's theatre. And had they presented it as such, both to their investors and to the public, I would not have had any problems with it. Not even if
they had asked 100 bucks for a ticket.
But they did not present it as fiction. They did not say to their investors it was fiction. They did not say to the public it was fiction. They
literally sold it as truth - without a shred of evidence.
Now, I know that many people believe it is ethical to lie to folks as long as they pay me for it. I'm not of that breed.
edit on 14-5-2013 by ForteanOrg because: somehow the 'y' kept falling off..
edit on 14-5-2013 by ForteanOrg because: must buy
a new keyboard ..