"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[1]

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[1] in 19 BBY,[2] a current-affairs pundit named Hirib Bassot appeared on the program, lamenting civilization's neglectful attitude towards edifying itself.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

A quotation from Bassot's appearance on Facing Facts appears in Karen Traviss's Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel, which was released in 2008 as part of the Republic Commando novel series.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  2. 2.0 2.1 Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel establishes that the broadcast of Facing Facts ended before the founding of the Galactic Empire, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 19 BBY.
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