I can say i saw it all … FUD tactics on CNN. After putting on air a report with false data about the facts presented in Sicko movie, CNN admitted that they were wrong. And it’s not the first time when this happens. What is FUD ? FUD sands for Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt. It is a marketing technique used when a competitor launches a product that is both better than yours and costs less, i.e. your product is no longer competitive. Unable to respond with hard facts, scare-mongering is used via ‘gossip channels’ to cast a shadow of doubt over the competitors offerings and make people think twice before using it. In general it is used by companies with a large market share, and the overall message is ‘Hey, it could be risky going down that road, stick with us and you are with the crowd. Our next soon-to-be-released version will be better than that anyway’.
Those of you that watches CNN knows about the the show named “Situation Room”. Well , after the movie Sicko was launched it was a show where the CNN’s “chief medical corespondent” Dr. Sanjay Gupta presented a “reality check”. It turned that the “reality check” was full of errors (11 errors at least) . Not to mention that the language used in the “reality check” is 100% FUD tactics.
Here is the the recording of the “situation room” show :
Here are Michael Moore responses:
Michael Moore versus Wolf Blitzer:
and later on on Larry King Live:
And it seems this is not over yet.
This is not the first time when CNN uses this kind of tactics. Do you remember CNN broadcasts on 9 / 11? Or the one before US invaded Iraq? There is one question in my mind. Who are they trying to protect ?