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"The truth is rarely pure and never simple" Transcript of a speech. Frontline, Lies (Michael Leunig) and Nothing to Report (May Herschel Clarke)

Date Submitted: 12/14/2004 14:40:11
Category: / Social Sciences / Philosophy
Length: 6 pages (1671 words)
<Tab/>What exactly is the truth? Is it reality, sincerity, integrity? Is it accuracy and honesty? How can we tell the difference between the truth and lies? Why does the media have the power to decide for us what is true? As Oscar Wilde once said 'The truth is rarely pure and never simple'. This statement sums up the difficulties of telling the truth, and this is furthermore shown in Rob …
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…let us decide for ourselves, they wouldn't have ratings. We are surrounded by the media (as seen in lies) and it is hard for us to ignore it all. 'The truth is rarely pure and never simple', in listening to the 'truth' there is always some form of bias, but we must leave it to ourselves to find out many versions of the so called 'truth' and decide for ourselves what we believe. Thank you
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