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  • Truth in the News

    January 29, 2010 @ 1:27 pm | by Harry McGee

    I have always been fascinated by the old news reels like MovieTone news and the way they describe big events. For a modern student of semiotics, they must provide a field day. It’s not just the clipped upper class British accents, the staccato delivery denoting urgency, the obvious propaganda, or the way they crudely attempted to capture a folksy group psychology (oh look, the crowds wave with furious excitement and glee as soon as our victorious hero Mr Churchill disembarks from the naval warship).

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