Monday, November 29, 2010

Fiction: "Foreclosure Nation"

On October 8, 2010, "Ulsterman" published a story at Socyberty titled "Foreclosure Nation". This is an excerpt:
“The moratorium on foreclosures is among the very worst political stunts to come out of Washington D.C. in some time – and that’s saying a lot given the political stunt cycle we have been seeing for the last few years. This idea is very dangerous to the U.S. economy.” So says Larry Davidson CEO of the Allied Essence Investment Group based out of San Diego. Davidson has been an economic adviser for nearly 30 years, including advising both local and state governments, and is making clear his attitudes regarding the foreclosure moratorium.

There is no such company as "Allied Essence Investment Group." A Google search for the name produces only this article by "Ulsterman." There is, accordingly, no CEO Larry Davidson. The quotes "Ulsterman" provides appear nowhere else on the web apart from his own article.

Once again, "Ulsterman" manufactured a fake "interview" with a completely fictitious person, and passed it off as real news.

1 comment:

  1. @Munsterwoman. I find your reporting on Ulsterman quite interesting. Could you please tell me what sources you use to find out if a person or organization mentioned in Ulsterman's Report are fictional? I would like to follow some of your sources myself. Thank you.