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Just the facts?
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I'm not a hunter or an animal rights activist. I'm not particularly pro-business or anti-business. I haven't even seen the movie "Blackfish" or been to SeaWorld ("Movie review: Blackfish bites down on SeaWorld," Tribune, Aug. 22). I do know a naive statement when I see one, though.

In Sean P. Means' review of the movie, he states: "[Blackfish] lays out the facts and lets viewers make up their own minds."

You've got to be kidding me. Perhaps Means thinks "Bowling for Columbine," or "Supersize Me" just laid out the facts. These movies are made to change minds (or in some cases, to confirm what your mind already believes).

So let me lay out one fact for you, Mr. Means: No one just lays out the facts and lets you decide these days.

Randy Ockey


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