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In a scene from David Fincher’s new film, “Mank,” now streaming on Netflix, MGM Studios head Louis B. Mayer (Arliss Howard) says about politics, “If you give people what they need to know in an emotional way, you can expect they’ll do the right thing.” 
 
To which, “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz replies, “I think what you mean is if you keep telling people something untrue loud and long enough, they’re apt to believe it.”