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Originally posted by piboy
I have noticed a pattern that the machine uses to cause confusion over authenticity of things. I have seen it especially with photos, but it could be used for other things.
Notice the pattern:
1. Photo of John Kerry comes out of him attending a rally. Jane Fonda is in the picture.
2. The photo gets mainstream coverage. The photo is talked about more than it is actually shown. Some people are offended.
3. A different photo of John Kerry comes out of him attending a rally. Jane Fonda is in the picture.
4. Same as step 2 above.
5. This second photo turns out to be a fake. Mainstream news then report that "the John Kerry\Jane Fona photo" is a fake.
6. People don't remember that there are two photos, so they think that there is no authenticate photo at all, even though one is fake and the other is not.
1. Photos of US troops abusing Iraqi prisoners surface in the mainstream news.
2. Photos are talked about more than they are shown.
3. More photos comes out, some involving British troops, some shown troops forcing women to do sex acts.
4. Mainstream news announces that the photos (some, only the ones they are specifically talking about), are fake.
5. People don't remember that there are multiple photos, some are fake, others not. So they think they are all fake.
Of course this pattern doesn't work on everybody, especially those who really pay attention.
But the key is to add fake stuff to the real stuff already out there, then claim it (and don't be specific) is a fake. Then people will think it is all fake because they lump it all together. I think this is even harder to detect when we're talking about what people said or did on issues.
Am I right? Can you find other examples of this?