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It's something I did not realise until recently. I used to watch David Attenborough's nature documentaries, while listening to music, with the narration off. Recently I watched some of the same documentaries, this time hearing the commentary, and I was really shocked. He's deeply ideological. I can't pick out any specific lines - if watched them again I could - the experience was nauseating. He projects a social narrative onto what is just funny looking creatures running around and eating things. I watch nature programs to escape ideology - it only really works with the sound turned down. With the sound turned down you will notice that there are no kings in the natural kingdom - turn it up, and Attenborough presents graceful aristocrats, beasts are "majestic", hierarchies and "natural" order - and little asides "like in our world", whatever that world is.
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