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On November 12, 2009, Universal Pictures agreed to a $20,000 settlement with the Alaska Press Club "to settle complaints about fake news archives used to promote the movie." Universal acknowledged that they created fake online news articles and obituaries to make it appear that the movie had a basis in real events.
Universal created a series of fabricated online news articles to publicize the movie about a purported plague of alien abductions in Nome a decade ago. The articles posted appeared to be from real Alaska publications.
Universal created an elaborate series of online news articles in the promotion for its movie, “The Fourth Kind.” The movie claims to be a true story about a plague of alien abductions in Nome a decade ago.
Originally posted by Wookiep
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Well, mblahnikluver again thanks for what you've brought to this thread, I appreciate it! (star)
Never is a very strong word, so lets not use it! This *is* ATS afterall. I'm pretty sure at some point we'll get something leaked from Hollywood about this movie.
I agree with you that this strategy should not be used on hollywood, again *if* we are winding this up in agreement that the whole thing is a hoax.
What this has taught me is this.
1: Hollywood can potentially *pay off* whoever they want to create a false representation of "real footage" (that's not real footage *combined* with OTHER hollywood footage that they tell you they admit is fake, for representation purposes only) to promote their movie, which of course revolves completely around $$$$$.
2: Hollywood can claim over "62 hours of *REAL* footage/audio" (watch the movie and check it, I'm not lying) including hypnotic therapy sessions by abductees, as well as police dash cam footage. It also gives them the right to record *any* audio recordings and blatantly lie about their "authenticity". They can claim this and out-right LIE to the general public, and if they get away with it (which they will, and through other recent market strategies they have proven this) No-one cares because it's just a "movie for entertainment only" or a "mokumentary" even though this was NOT what the clever marketing campaign ever claimed to be.
3: This proves to me that hollywood can blatantly lie to you, with very little to no consequence. Call me "Naive" but does anyone else remember the "disclaimers" that used to be LEGALLY required when presenting "real" footage? This will make me ignore further LEGAL notices like viewer discretion is advised because chances are, it's fake anyway!! lol
4: This *does* hurt the REAL watchers of the sky even worse than before. (the internet has already done enough with all the fake videos etc, notably YOUTUBE videos) Alien disclosure and UFO phenomenon including abductions are just about ready to be obsolete. The sad part is, it will be just as obselete on your T.V. set as it is here on ATS. (they are equal IMO, anymore) It adds further fuel to the CGI HOAX, swampgas, lens-flare faked LED on a string.
There is virtually NOTHING that anyone can do to prove UFOs or ETS any longer.
Edit: bite your tongue everyone who jokes because we are in an age where you never know what is REAL and what isn't (even with disclaimers!)...and THAT is true for everything you see on T.V. or otherwise, so laugh all you want, doesn't make a difference in the long run, because you're (WE ARE) the one/s being hosed from the truth.
[edit on 20-3-2010 by Wookiep]