I’ve had a policy to not watch documentaries or ‘the truth about’ videos for many years for that very reason – even if it’s something I’m interested in — because I don’t like the “being led” factor. Just as movies can get you to suspend disbelief through music and pacing and mirroring actors, so to can any video presentation. This is one case where the medium _is_ a significant part of the message, often to the point where the message vaporizes without watching the video first.

I’ve had a policy to not watch documentaries or ‘the truth about’ videos for many years for that very reason – even if it’s something I’m interested in — because I don’t like the “being led” factor.
Just as movies can get you to suspend disbelief through music and pacing and mirroring actors, so to can any video presentation.
This is one case where the medium _is_ a significant part of the message, often to the point where the message vaporizes without watching the video first.
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