Many folks believe that food and drug company’s use deceptive advertising and we are constantly hearing of online scams and trickery in advertising these days. But did you know that the Government Regulators are culprits themselves of false and misleading advertising, press releases and even have bogus information on their websites. Indeed they often sue companies and file false declarations and complaints in Federal Courts.
In fact in my opinion some of the most deceptive advertising on the Planet comes from the regulators who work to scare the piss out of consumers to justify their on-going budget. It should be quite evident as the worst of it appears out of the blue right before Senatorial Hearings to get the public in a tizzy and the mass media hysteria takes it from there and of course increased budgets ensue.
Indeed in my observations, from my perspective and in my personal opinion (CYA). There is no more dishonest press releases in the World than those of regulatory bodies who are either doing the bidding for Senators, lobbyists, Companies, with huge interests against their competitors or the regulatory bodies who wish to prove they are doing something “Good” so they lie in press releases and send them out to 8,000 news agencies and outlets.
So Dear, Academia, Socialist wannabe and Communistic leaning good for nothing Pinko; before you go and crucify businesses, please tell me why the FTC attacked “Hooked on Phonics” when the Teacher’s Union made waves with their Senators who then had the complaints initiated at the FTC; destroying that gentleman’s business, program and all the good he was trying to do to help the world and stop illiteracy? Thank you FTC? As just one example. Oh you want more? You betcha! Got plenty, but the point is this article is to propel thought in 2007.