From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:35:29 -0300 Archived: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 07:56:25 -0400 Subject: Re: Nick Pope and PR Campaigns >From: Nick Pope <nick.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:57:20 +0200 (CEST) >Subject: Re: Nick Pope and PR Campaigns >>From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:56:24 -0300 >>Subject: Re: Pope On Aliens At The Olympics >>Nick, why didn't you simply clarify, at the time on this List, >>that you were being paid for this PR campaign upon reading this >>news clipping with your name on the subject? >I'm frequently quoted in the mainstream media on a wide range of >subjects. I don't see all the features, let alone have time to >correct views expressed in the blogosphere from people who have >misinterpreted or misrepresented my comments. Thank you for your reply, but I was referring to this List. You seem to reply to all mentions of your name on this List, especially when they are the subject of the messages, which is only natural. There were several messages with your name on the subject, on this List, regarding this subject. You only clarified their questions in the past few days. I asked why. <snip> >>Your contract specified you couldn't disclose your association >>with the viral (i.e. fake news) campaign until the advertising >>company determined so? If so, when was that date? Could you >>detail more about the specifics of how you allowed your name >>to be used? Did you review the text before publication? >This information is commercially confidential - which is >standard practice on any campaign, on any subject, given the >fierce competition in the PR, marketing and advertising >industry. And I think this is the reply that answers my question. You were paid not to disclose and clarify to the public, even if they asked you directly for clarification on the subject, even if your claims were discussed on a serious discussion List such as UfoUpdates. You read them but couldn't comment on them, couldn't clarify doubts of your own name and claims, because you were being paid for it. >>I think it's fair game to make money on the subject, but it's >>also fair game to clearly disclose the terms on which you are >>making money to (and from) the public. >This whole affair is (or should be) a complete non-issue. It >only arises because some people read a light-hearted 'what if' >feature pegged on the release of a computer game, and somehow >managed to convince themselves that the mainstream media was >reporting an imminent alien invasion. Amusingly, all the critics >claim that they weren't fooled themselves, but say they're >getting upset on behalf of those people who were! Those fooled believed _you_ were reporting an imminent alien invasion. You were aware of them being deceived, you received direct inquiries regarding your claims, and yet you let them be deceived. Because you were making money. And you blame those deceived for being naive. I disagree. You took part in deceiving the public. You made money by deceiving the public. All for a video game! Kentaro Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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