The Propaganda Machine and You

Man yet another misguided news site copy and pasting some sensationalist crap about electronic cigarettes they stumbled upon on the internet! When does it end?

In the old days at least the journalists used to make stuff up! But now they just find a post and run with it without doing any research at all, please don’t call it news, call it your blog, your copy and paster, whatever you like. What makes me nuts is the fact that sometimes they are just passing on propaganda pushed by big pharma to put the squeeze on our industry. One individual puts out some misconstrued garbage and 300 other folks copy and adapt it calling it big news because they have no content of their own and don’t bother going into the facts behind it.

Do the maths people, individual A puts out garbage about the health risks of ecigs, individuals B, C, D, and E say wow thats a sensational story! and without checking the facts spread the word! making the story big headlines on many websites, Individual F does some checking and finds out Individual A is actually working off grants from big pharma and is not a reliable and unbiased source of information after all! Now individuals B,C,D and E are quite embarrassed! Well they would be if they gave a crap!  But they probably don’t because of the big exposure they got when they first started sharing the original garbage.

 

What can you do?

If you know or read something that isnt right, a blog, a news article, anywhere you see it. Don’t just get mad and move on, say something! 99% of these sites have comments you can leave, some will be filtered out and some will get through but always share your thoughts! Many people will read the main garbage then see all the comments disputing the content.

Make a Difference People! or at least try!

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