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About: obama camp denies knowledge of cancer tale it told in may | the ticket - yahoo! news

source: ... Oops? President Barack Obama's re-election campaign washed its hands Wednesday of an independent group's vicious (and misleading) ad effectively blaming Mitt Romney for the death of a laid-off steelworker's wife from cancer. Campaign officials flatly denied any knowledge of the facts in the case"but it turns out the widower told the same story on an Obama campaign conference call in mid-May.
... The meta analysis is almost all in the article - at least the back & forth & the moving forward, sweep it under the rug, but back to the talking-points non-answer answers. Notice to the cognosci ... the controversy keeps the stuff circulating which is good free advertising. Apparently the more outrageous the lies & counter-lies the better.
But this too shall pass.


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Mark de LA says
One of the things that the McCain-Feingold law & subsequent campaign financing implementation regulations produced is so-called independent 501(3)c corporations which could put out their own advertisements presumably independent of the campaigns of the candidates.  These PACs are not limited as far as I know in how much money they can devote to politics. In the world of the Internet that is all bullshit. Action without accountability has been the result. The other buzzword is plausible deniability to frustrate lawsuits & libel laws.
The only way out of this hell is to make the money & economy separate from governments of all kinds to the maximum extent possible. Of course the power of government will fight you all the way.

Mark de LA says
Note for the cognosci or people who want to be "in the know" : The only reason FoxNews appears to be biased is that all or most of the other M$M outlets are on the other side basking in the privileges of access to the White House, cocktail parties & Hollywood mingling; not to mention free rides on AF1 & possible leaks of classified information.
... just saying

Mark de LA says
http://freebeacon.com/ten-donors-financing-obamas-super-pac-smears/
source: ... The advertisement, which will air in swing states across the country, features a former steelworker, Joe Soptic, who says that Bain Capital’s 2001 decision to shutter his plant played a role in his wife’s death in 2006. However, subsequent reports have revealed that the steelworker’s wife retained health insurance through her own job during this time and that he had the opportunity to but did not add her to his own insurance plan once he took a new job. The plant also closed two years after Romney left Bain in 1999.
...etc


Energos says
M 2012-08-09 09:45:48 16126
One of the things that the McCain-Feingold law & subsequent campaign financing implementation regulations produced is so-called independent 501(3)c corporations which could put out their own advertisements presumably independent of the campaigns of the candidates.  These PACs are not limited as far as I know in how much money they can devote to politics. In the world of the Internet that is all bullshit. Action without accountability has been the result. The other buzzword is plausible deniability to frustrate lawsuits & libel laws.
The only way out of this hell is to make the money & economy separate from governments of all kinds to the maximum extent possible. Of course the power of government will fight you all the way.
There might be another App that could destroy the credibility of advertizements for use on the internet & that would be used to distribute Advert-bot created material with automatic distortions, lies & Onion style material (pure fiction) such that the saturation of all media & M$M reporting just can't keep up with it nor maintain their own credibility (since they would most likely get sucked in & run with some of it). Saturation is the key.  Some say we are already there, but I suspect that we can max it out with great effect.


Mark de LA says
This one from the Onion illustrates:
'Romney Murdered JonBenét Ramsey,' New Obama Campaign Ad Alleges News