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A brilliant strategy in selling a mundane book about Area 51

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posted on May, 30 2011 @ 09:07 PM
By now, almost everyone has heard about the latest in the controversy over Annie Jacobsen's book on AREA 51:

This is how this game is being played........counter disinformation over intended disinformation.........and it is all done for a purpose!!

A well-calculated effort by several parties involved in this creation of the controversy.
The timing of the National Geographic special (aired on May 22) and the publication of her book....

Definitely an intentionally created brilliant strategy for her book.

She allowed many gullible reviewers (even a few military aviation
enthusiasts who fell into this trap) to seriously take up the controversy (i.e., the last few pages of her otherwise mundane, straightforward book, which would never have sold).

Most reviewers (including a New York Times reviewer) fell for this trap and succeeded in sensationalizing her book.
Her 'anonymous' interviewee (no longer anonymous) also fell for the trap by agreeing to throw in a ludicrous disinfo (which he was well aware of, as well as Jacobsen disinfo) for her book.
It is quite brilliant.
This a a great example of "muddying the waters".

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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