- "If we were given just one word of information in our entire history, how we'd treasure it! How we'd pore over every syllable, divining its meaning, arguing its importance; how we'd examine it and wring every lesson we could from it. Yet today we have trillions of words, tidal waves of information, and the smallest detail of every action our government and businesses take is easily available to us at the touch of a button. And yet…we ignore it, and learn nothing from it. One day, we'll die of voluntary ignorance."
- ―Hirib Bassot, on Facing Facts
Facing Facts was a politically-oriented show that was broadcast on the HoloNet, on a channel called HoloNet News and Entertainment, during the Clone Wars, a conflict between the Galactic Republic and militant secessionists. Shortly before the show's cancellation—due to low ratings—at some point before the Galactic Empire's rise in 19 BBY, a current-affairs pundit named Hirib Bassot appeared on the program, lamenting civilization's neglectful attitude towards edifying itself.
Behind the scenes
- Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel (First appearance)