When I was first asked to help with the launch of the movie Greedy Lying Bastards, I really wasn't too sure of the title.
Would people be turned off by the aggressive tone of calling people like David and Charles Koch and other individuals behind the attack on the science of climate change “bastards” “liars” and “greedy”?
Are the people featured in the film, like Fred Singer, who pretend to be experts on everything from the links between cigarettes and cancer, near-earth asteroid disasters and climate change, actually bastards? Are they greedy liars?
Is it a fair claim?
So I looked up the formal definitions of the words to see if they fit.