In Reply to: Re: Chancellor Caught!! He Was Doing A Bad, Bad Thing posted by Monger on August 27, 2005 at 18:23:08:
"Every instance when an extreme exaggeration or outright falsehood appears, your chances of a just outcome diminish." (Chancellor in his June 22, 2006, email to Jules)
Isn't this all but stating that Jules and/or other survivors of the Family were/are making 'extreme exaggerations' or 'outright falsehoods'?
How else is one to interpret this? I'm not trying to be argumentive here, Monger. I see the point you're trying to make, but I'm also seeing this Chancellor quote as emanating from a preconceived mindset.
As one who has sucked too long at the paps of David & allowed himself to believe their storyline too deeply, Chancellor has a preconceived view of who is telling the truth & who is lying. When the Family says that 'detractors are making extreme exaggerations or stating outright falsehoods' Chancellor seems to take that as a given & then spout it to Jules & others as if, of course they undestand this to be true.
And he's surprised when it deeply offends them.
Yes, it IS TRUE, this statement taken all on its own merits, isolated from any incidents. 'Every instance when an extreme exaggeration or outright falsehood appears, your chances of a just outcome diminish.'
But in CONTEXT, it is a condemnation of surviviors of the Family, implying or outright stating that they are lying & exaggerating.
The statement by itself is one thing. Its context & ramifications add another entire layer of meaning, & it WAS spoken within a certain context.