One fine exercise in hoax busting

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One fine exercise in hoax busting

Postby nonhocapito on August 9th, 2010, 6:00 pm

Hey. A while back I opened a thread in the forum.

It still has to be as much as read by anyone, but I suddenly realized that it could belong here, since I believe it regards a perfect money-making scam based on deception and TV fakery, which is nonetheless considered universally to be true and straight due to its being sponsored by national governments.

Please check out the thread here if you will. It includes direct links to the flash applet of the italian lottery showcasing the extraction of the numbers which I believe is based on TV fakery.
I trust your trained eyes will spot the possibility of it in the numerous and uncalled for cuts of the camera, other than in the statistical impossibility of anyone winning the lottery at all.
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Postby hoi.polloi on August 9th, 2010, 6:32 pm

Wow, you can even hear the "hot air" being blown in the audience's face as the camera cuts from number to number. What a joke.
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Postby nonhocapito on August 9th, 2010, 7:36 pm

I can't seem to find it anymore, anyway a while back it came out on some italian newspaper a statistician who said these words (I paraphrase):

"...from a scientific point of view, anyone who wins the superenalotto jackpot should be arrested. Because it is simply impossible to win".

As expected, nobody drew any conclusions. We are in deep sleep. *:^
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Postby timothymurphy on August 9th, 2010, 9:23 pm

i watched some UK Lottery clips and it's exactly the same - all unnecessary cuts just before the balls are extracted etc.

But then I found this clip which offers "Proof" that the whole thing is live...

TV Studio Ambush! ... re=related

Campaigning group, Fathers 4 Justice invades the studio.
At first I thought this was really cool and genuine, but then I thought, "nah".

However worthy the principle of Fathers 4 Justice, they have regular comic bit-parts in the UK media soap opera, and they have a creepy mawkish website.

In fact Fathers 4 Justice appear to work hand-in-glove with the BBC, being a major item in this documentary.
(btw, isn't this the same voice-over as Hotel 9/11?)

I shouldn't malign Fathers 4 Justice without knowing more about them.
But their stunt above on the National Lottery did seem rather made for TV. As do their other stunts.

In the "Live" commentary, and their news coverage, the BBC clearly seizes on the Father's 4 Justice stunt to combat the idea that there is fakery in the National Lottery.

Why would they need to combat that idea?

Yes, the Father's 4 Justice documentary does have he same voice-over as The 9/11 Hotel propaganda film. - It's actor Russell Boulter.
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