Black ops part of many poll campaigns
Posted by akosistella on April 13, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – In the language of political campaigns, its called black operations or black ops.
Black ops are a murky part of what is generally called negative campaigning or the use of damaging information about a candidates opponent in an effort to turn off potential voters.
Whether they admit it or not, all campaigns have a negative component. But not all campaigns have black ops. Black ops are the spread of false information about an opponent that could be damaging to them. Unlike a conventional negative campaign, black ops dont have to be true.
When Barack Obama ran for president against John McCain, the McCain campaign spread the rumor that Obama was a Muslim in an attempt to turn off voters. That information turned out to be untrue
NP urges ABS-CBN to reveal source of psychiatric report on Noynoy
MANILA, Philippines – Nacionalista Party (NP) senatorial candidates yesterday challenged ABS-CBN Channel 2 to reveal their sources from the party who leaked the alleged psychiatric report on the mental health of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
NP spokesman and senatorial bet Gilbert Remulla said the party had waived the “confidentiality clause” on the protection of news sources to uncover who is behind the supposed plot to discredit Aquino.
“The name of the NP is being dragged, they made a big generalization when they claimed that the NP released that report. We are giving them authority to please reveal the source,” Remulla added.
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