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Among the misery around the world, the BBC website today has an article with the following title:

Bond's sexual history: How does 007's sex life compare with a normal man's?

Er, well. I've seen the headline on and off as I've checked the site today (looking for news of the missing toddler - hideous situation). And I don't get it. I mean, I can only see one obvious comparison: an average man probably has as much sex with fictional characters as Bond does. Is that what they're aiming at? Because why a news organisation would think comparing fiction to reality is a good idea is just baffling.


Date: 2012-10-08 06:16 am (UTC)
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There is a worrying trend on news sites to treat fictional charaters as though they are real. Something caught my eye the other day - can't recall exactly what now - but basically it was talking about how a particular person would cope with a particular situation. I was half-way through the article before I realised the person is character in a TV show. Bizarre!

Oh, I remember! It was an article about Lincoln Lee in Fringe. Very odd. The writer of the piece didn't seem to be aware that the fate of Lincoln Lee is down to the writers who created him. I really felt like commenting 'You know he's not real'. Weird, weird, weird.

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