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Jeremiah Cornelius's Journal: COVERUP - Discredit Future Revelations 18

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"Another option is for the businessperson to learn the art of dealing with the media, using all the tricks that go with that trade - such as the false defeat: when a person seems to lose, in order to gain public sympathy, or the false triumph: where a person seems to win in order to appear strong - thus giving credibility to any number of dubious propositions that person may wish to make in the future.

"Neither of these ploys are examples of the use of true facts, rather of false facts given to the media to chew on, much as a dog chews on a bone.

  "Another useful ploy is the false accusation.

"First, create a situation where you are wrongly accused.

"Then, at a convenient moment, arrange for the false accusation to be shown to be false beyond all doubt.

"Those who have made accusations... become discredited.

"Further accusations will then be treated with great suspicion.

"Always remember that people's memories are very frail, remembering only both the high spots and the lows of a person's career, and then seldom remembering accurately.

"People believe in the facts that it suits them to believe."

"The New Machiavelli: The Art of Politics in Business" - 1999 by Lord McAlpine, pp176.

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  • "First, create a situation where you are wrongly accused.

    And how do you do that?

    How do you force someone to wrongly accuse you? Further, how do you base your entire conspiracy on this supposed ability to force other people to do something irrational?

    And if you have that level of control over other peoples' behavior, why go through the trouble of creating this entire conspiracy?

    Step Two: Use Step One to Force Republicans to Destroy Themselves.

    Wow, look at that, Obama made the sun come up this morning. Tha

    • "And how do you do that?"

      Pay them. Or at least it seemed to work for Professor George Weinberg at least, who faked data to invent the word "homophobia".

    • Plant the story with activists.

      "So and so was discovered to be doing X. This is the big one, that will blow the lid off of everything that's been going on!"

      Supply false "leaked documents".
      http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2012/11/can-every-twitter-user-be-expected-factcheck-newsnight [newstatesman.com]

      Notice how Jimmy Saville - and his cronies in Government and Business - are no longer a top story? The investigations will now, never happen, and a (possibly complicit) BBC chief sacked instead.

      But the homes in North Wales,

      • by PopeRatzo (965947)

        Plant the story with activists.

        Oh I see. It's sort of like someone from the Bush campaign throwing a faked document that shows Bush was AWOL over the CBS transom and then whispering in the ears of US right-wing bloggers that maybe the kerning is a little off.

        Once Dan Rather is shown to have used false evidence in what was almost certainly a true story about Bush's avoidance of military service, George W Bush was inoculated against any further press inquiries into his military record.

        I get it now.

        • Yes. And the usefulness of that whole - patently absurd - "birther" nonsense.

          It inoculates Obama and the machine behind him from actual inquiry. Where did this man come from? How was he elected Senator in his first bid for any public office, without any substantial history or profile? Then, how was he selected for the cherry-spot as a junior Senator, for the key address at the 2004 DNC?
          http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/24/AR2008082401671.html [washingtonpost.com]

          It can be argued that the elite are

          • Where did this man come from?

            Kenya... And, as in many African and Middle Eastern cultures, the marriage was arranged when he was born...

            Facetiousness aside, I wish I knew where to dig up these things to learn where the ancient Romans/Greeks/Canaanites did this kind of stuff. It is a continuous process that remains completely unaffected by the facts that are put into plain sight by our newfangled information systems. Eh, like you said in your post below... psychology.. It trumps everything. I wish we would i

        • Then there is the Occam's Razor reply: Rather is a jackwagon whose own propaganda play blew up in his Commie face.
          Not that I'm trying to come off as an apologist for Bush the Progressive.
          • Occam if for natural phenomena - not where psychological or sociological forces are in the sphere of human activities.

            • Per Wikipedia [wikipedia.org]:

              It is a principle stating that among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected.

              If you want to get more shrink-ological and say that somebody turned Rather's confirmation bias [wikipedia.org] into a suppository for him, I'm more comfortable with that than Dan.

              • Hilarious! Well, today is Tuesday...

                Man, you've got to let it go... It's just business. The important thing is making the sale. Don't take it so personally.

                • I just haven't got any idea what you're talking about.
                  • That's because you're still blinded by your poorly disguised anger over the election. You're entire verbiage over the last two weeks has become much more inflammatory, as your previous post so amply displays. Much to my amusement, you have become Slashdot's Rush Limbaugh/Pat Robertson, almost word for word. You continue to mistake the everyday business of the last six thousand years as something new and unusual. Maybe it's because you're acting so subconsciously you don't understand the link and so virulent

                    • poorly disguised anger over the election

                      Anger? At whom, and over what? We had an election, and these were the results. One can find all sorts of room for intellectual disappointment over the American people choosing to re-live the 1930s. However, please grasp that I don't do seething rage. Just no point in it.

                      You continue to mistake the everyday business of the last six thousand years as something new and unusual.

                      Wait, was that the Hope, the Change, or the Forward?

                      Maybe it's because you're acting so subcons

              • by Magada (741361)

                This [youtube.com] Dan Rather?

  • -- my brother FREDO operates this place, he was called before anyone. If this had happened someplace else, we couldn't've helped you..

    • by gmhowell (26755)

      And hopefully the Fredos in this situation will also get to experience a fishing trip.

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