From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul> Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:53:26 -0300 Archived: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:42:36 -0400 Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:56:29 -0300 >Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >>From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:35:29 -0300 >>Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns >>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! >Do you really believe the public was deceived by this? Were you? >The Greer followers maybe-but come on. As far as I'm concerned >this is a non-issue. I was fooled: I believed Pope was seriously making those claims. My regard for Pope's words is not very high and to me, his claims regarding Alien invasion on the Olympics were not at all different from his other claims published on British tabloids. It's also interesting that some folks are now claiming this was "obviously" tongue-in-cheek. Pope couldn't expose his role because he was being paid, but why no one else on this List pointed out this was just a marketing campaign? And how was Pope's claims obviously tongue-in-cheek when some years ago we had in this List this posted: http://ufoupdateslist.com/2006/nov/m17-010.shtml "several ET races are coming to Earth for an official and open contact with the human race. The meeting should take place anytime from November 16, 2006 to April 30, 2007. Today is the first day of the predicted event and the many members of the Brazilian UFO Community are in countdown waiting for the alleged arrival." It was published and taken very seriously by those who promoted it. I don't see much of a difference, and if you are in this field long enough you must know some people will make or promote outrageous claims in very straight faces. And one must assume they are promoting them sincerely, otherwise it's a very ugly game it turns into. Pope has finally disclosed he was not being "sincere" in his claims, that they were just false news items that he was paid to promote, and paid not to expose before a certain date. If this is a non-issue to anyone, if this isn't unethical, then no offense meant, but we surely have very different standards. From an ethical standpoint, it actually doesn't matter if anyone was actually fooled. And as a matter of fact we know people were fooled. Disregarding them as fools is blaming the victims and condescending to someone who profits from deception. 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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