Here is one memorable one I pulled from the 7/7 topic in the Big Ones forum:
timothymurphy 4 Jun 9 2010, 02:03 AM wrote: It is challenging to explain that an incident has been faked by using actors. Here is my exchange with Lucy Fairney, actress Sally Phillips' agent at London's Peter Bennett-Jones Agency:
(I wasn't going to post this as it doesn't go anywhere. But I think it illustrates how hard it is to clearly explain how acting = faking. Ms. Fairney's ploy was to get me to try to define what I meant, using terms whose meanings are shifting beneath our feet.)
From: tim murphy
Sent: May 12, 2010 9:44:04 PM
To: [email protected]
Dear Miss Fairney,
Sally Phillips has been identified as an actor in the news footage of the 2005 London bombings.
There has been some discussion of this on internet forums.
Has Sally Phillips made a statement about these allegations?
Please let me know if she has a comment.
From: Lucy Fairney ([email protected])
Sent: May 13, 2010 8:42:00 AM
To: tim murphy
Could you clarify what you mean by "actor in news footage"?
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From: tim murphy
Sent: May 13, 2010 10:44:44 AM
To: [email protected]
As a professional actor, Phillips is an "actor" wherever she goes.
Had she been innocently caught on camera on 7/7 she might be "an actor in the news footage", the same way as someone else might be "a plumber in the news footage".
THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEAN.
Some scenes broadcast on 7 July 2005 were dishonestly passed off as news footage.
Actors were used to create these dramatic scenes.
Sally Phillips features very prominently.
Originally broadcast on Channel 4 and SKY news, her scenes have been re-broadcast and re-packaged many times.
Ha! I love "Save a tree - please do not print this email unless you really need to."
Don't worry, City of London. We're just using forums. No paper trail of your crimes here! ;)
Timothymurphy, you wrote some stuff about double-speak:
How has my vocab for describing fakery been attacked?
"the Government staged 7/7"
(Rachel North on BBC conspiracy files, same phrase also used by other writer in Daily Mail article linked below)
For 7/7, all terminology to do with acting and theatre is creeping into the discussion from all angles - most literally with the mock terror drills and actors connected to Peter Power.
But in all other forms - drama, acting, stages, plays - It is being thrown into discussion of 7/7.
I think this is a valuable discussion of double-think. It also shows that their efforts will fail because people who are caught up in the official meanings are the only people who willingly follow their relabeling efforts into theater terminology. (Which, by the way, the military and MITRE corporation use regularly as part of their imperial lexicon. "Synthetic Theater Of War" and all that, "Vietnam Theater" for the slaughters in Vietnam, etc.)
People who aren't followers will hopefully, during these unstable periods in general history, lean more on their personal terminology and let the pundits and talking heads spin themselves into la-la land. Disconnect is disconnect and one way or another people will catch on when someone says "here's some food for you!" while physically taking it from them instead of giving it.
I also liked your other letter:
Confusion ensuing when I complained to Channel 4 about Sally Phillips acting in the 7/7 news footage:
May 21 2010
Dear Mr Murphy,
Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding CHANNEL 4
We are sorry to hear that you feel actresses should not be used in this
Please be assured your complaint has been logged and noted for the
information of those responsible for our programming.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate all
feedback from our viewers; complimentary or otherwise.
Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries
After I asked for clarification they changed their minds and said it wasn't a "reconstruction"...