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Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:12:33 -0400
Archived: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 07:57:30 -0400
Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns

>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:22:04 +0200 (CEST)
>Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns

>>From: Roy Hale <roy.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:38:15 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns

>>To be honest and after reading the whole thread, it seems Nick
>>may have handed those who don't quite like him or his work a
>>golden opportunity to have a dig at him. I am feeling the actual
>>UFO question has become a side issue to the verbatim angst
>>expressed against Nick.


>You may be right, Roy.

>However, the negative feedback here seems to fall into three
>distinct categories:

>Distrust and/or hatred from ufologists/conspiracy theorists who
>think I'm still working for the British Government.

>Embarrassment and consequent resentment from those people who
>couldn't tell the difference between a news story and a
>marketing campaign.

>Jealousy of my high media profile.

So you do understand that some people may be embarrassed when
played for suckers. I guess that's the one that applies to me.

That you were a British government employee with some experience
in monitoring UFO sightings actually enhanced your credibility
as far as I was concerned, as did your media profile.

My views on the Daily Mail article were expressed in an earlier


I felt your comments were wholly consistent with a recent
National Geographic documentary on how the world would defend
itself against an alien invasion. As far as I could tell, the
documentary treated the subject seriously and it was not a video
game promo. Your comments could have come right from the
documentary's script. If that documentary was serious, then why
wouldn't your comments be? In this context, there was no need to
look for clues to try to understand what you were doing. Like
National Geographic, you were obviously just another fear

It is now quite clear that you do not care to separate fact from
fiction in your public pronouncements. From now on, what you say
will be of no interest to me. If enough others agree, your
vaunted "high media profile" with respect to UFO sightings will
wither and die. It would be ironic if your future income
depended on that reputation. That government pension is a
pittance, isn't it?

I wish you well.


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