He keeps making that mistake. “I am neither blackmailed nor blackmailable”.
We predicted this a few months ago:
“I did not have any spicy relationships with underage girls” is a clear framing mistake, one doesn’t have to be George Lakoff to understand that. It’s a trivial truth that negating the frame re-activates the frame.
Here, we have a statement in the glorious tradition of Nixon’s “I am not a crook” (1973). Back then, the negative particle was immediately forgotten, and what stuck to the audience’s brains was an association between NIXON and CROOK.
This time around, everyone’s going to remember this cluster of concepts: BERLUSCONI – SPICY RELATIONSHIPS – UNDERAGE GIRLS.
And that’s exactly what happened.
Now he makes it again. For many years this guy has been regarded as “a great communicator”. We never believed such crap. (more…)
Take a look at this: http://twitter.com/wuming6
The nickname “Wu Ming 6″ suggests that it’s a sort of fan account [actually, we always stated that "Wu Ming 6" is a honorary title reserved for our translators]. However, the guy is using our “portrait” and the info on the right column is misleading:
Name: Wu Ming
Bio: Men of destiny
There’s nothing indicating that WuMing6′s account is not managed by us. People are led to believe they’ve bumped into our Twitter account (we have none), also because nearly all the tweets are excerpts from this very blog. It looks like we’re following this, being followed by that… and calling ourselves “men of destiny” (it’s from a play by George Bernard Shaw, though it also may remind of another “Man of Fate”, i.e. Benito Mussolini).
Nothing wrong in tweeting about us, indeed, it’s a good thing. Keep doing it if you like it, mate. However, it’s best to tighten a few bolts. Make it clear that you’re not us. Your followers are to know that they’re following you, not the Wu Ming Foundation, and both we and you will be free to write whatever we want without anyone mistaking one for the other.