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Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:49:24 -0300
Archived: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 06:04:50 -0400
Subject: Re: Nick Pope And PR Campaigns

>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 11:59:59 +0100
>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.

>With due respect Don, you are missing the point.

>If this kind of junk was written in your name - what's the
>betting you'd be hopping mad?

>You'd be saying you have a serious reputation in UFO circles and
>this kind of scaremongering damaged your good name and belittled
>and trivialised the subject.

>Unfortunately Nick Pope doesn't seem to care about either -
>more's the pity.

Hi Dave,

Pope makes moneyk off of this phenomenon the same as Clarke
does. They just do it differently.

Let's face it, it's a study of a phenomenon just like any other
in science; the difference being that grants are supplied to
science to do the 'normal' stuff while the private UFO
researcher ('saucer' researcher for Clarke) are required to
scratch out some research report in any way they can and that
there seems to be some need of purity (separation of money from
research) in the UFO field.

In this case if Pope chose to pander to those who believe
everything in print or that shows up on television and these
people buy into it- what does that say about any other "truth"
shows up on the news or issues from government or even the MoD
for example (we have no interest in the UFO phenomenon).

I've been running into this double standard since I got into
this field.

Using someone who is supposed to be an expert to make a
commercial 'more' real is not new. It's done in the movies all
of the time. Clinton in Contact is one example where he appears
to be taking a role even though he is talking about the Martian
meteorites found in Antarctica.

Basically I am more concerned about the waste of time on this
thread, however.

Don Ledger

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