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Bloggers learned that there are 100 ways to get revenge, even at national level by using edited video clips and re-posting them on blogs and video sites. Below is one of the many edited clips that are now floating around on the Internet.
The NAACP claims that they were “snookered” by FOX News over the Shirley Sherrod incident.
Well, I guess they were in a long line of people who were snookered, including FOX News, and many other news outlets, but more importantly, The White House.
How is it possible that a blogger could fool so many professional people with an edited snippet from a speech? Why are people so gullible? What does all of this have to do with revenge, and what does it mean for you and your revenge plans?
The answer lies in psychology. Andrew Breitbart didn’t rely on his journalistic skills to make believers out of the masses. In every journalist school, or course, journalists are taught to fact check. When you hear something that sounds like a great story, you cannot start printing it, or broadcasting it until you have made certain that your sources were reliable.
Yet, when Andrew Breitbart’s edited video on Shirley Sherrod hit the Internet, all sense of reasoning went out the window, and ideological greed took over. News broadcasts such as FOX News wanted to be first at the crime scene, and first to spread the story.
In addition, some people wanted to use the Sherrod video to spread their racist views, and help to further the separation of ethnic groups in the United States.
In my opinion, Andrew Breitbart was not interested in following the laws of journalism, nor was he interested in reporting a good story. He was interested in destroying the reputation of the NAACP, and wanted to discredit Shirley Sherrod at the same time.
Other reports have surfaced about him editing pieces from other videos to slant them to his racist views. In the end, his views will make him hated by a large group of Americans, but it will also raise his clout with the large base that he is targeting.
How is this related to you getting revenge?
I have often talked about how the Internet can be used to get revenge against your enemies, and this case is a prime example. If you spin a story to enough people, it soon becomes fact. Human psychology comes into play, and people begin to believe what they want to believe, even in absence of hard evidence.
When you start rumors about your enemy, all you need to do is back them up by a little altered, or even fabricated information, and you can do a lot of damage to their reputation.
People think that getting revenge needs to be complicated, and they need to create an elaborate scheme to get even with someone. The reality is, it can be quite simple, and it does not need to take a lot of your time.
How long did it take Andrew Breitbart to edit a small piece from Shirley Sherrod’s speech? Then, how long did it take him to throw it up on Breitbart.com and YouTube? I’ll bet the whole process took less than half an hour, and it created instant havoc.
C’mon, we’re not talking about fooling your friends. This guy fooled nearly the entire nation. The White House got involved, and took swift action to remove Shirley Sherrod from her job. Bill O’Reilly was crying for her immediate resignation, and other Right-Wing groups smelled blood, and immediately went for Shirley Sherrod’s, and the NAACP’s jugular veins.
Good revenge is all about psychology. When you know a person has a strong political, or racist views, you know which buttons to push to set them off. This intensifies when it reaches a large group of people. This should give you a lot of ideas when it comes time to dealing with some of your enemies.
There are 100 ways to get revenge on your enemies. However, when you want to get even with someone, don’t be like Andrew Breitbart, and stamp your name on what you did. Otherwise, you could be sued for millions.
In this case, Shirley Sherrod is going to get the last revenge, and it’s probably going to be from the court, and a check written out by Andrew Breitbart.
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