Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bad Propaganda: "Alternative Facts" about MLM

Recently the Trump camp used "alternative facts" when attempting to "defend" some numbers that are obviously bogus... with even MORE bogus factoids. It is interesting to note that this has been used by MLM for decades, with little success.

So what are some of the "alternative facts" that had been used by MLM supporters?




Have you spotted more "alternative facts" cited by MLM proponents about their particular MLM? Do they sound "reasonable" at first, but a quick fact-check disproved them easily? Share them in the comments.


7 comments:

  1. Kasey, despite us being on opposite sides of this issues, you're one of the very few MLM critics I've always respected due to your usually well reasoned arguments and penchant for choosing worthy targets. But, wow, was this one a misfire.

    Every one of your seven "alternate facts" is either grossly outdated, logically nonsensical, or technically true but misleading when taken so far out of context – the very types of tactics you have for so long railed about.

    Come on. You're better than this.

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    1. I was having a bit of burnout on blogging and forgot the moderate the comments. Sorry for the 3 month delay in approving your comment.

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    2. Every one of the "alternative facts" are *bad* examples of MLMers trained by bad leaders out to enrich themselves rather than help the industry. Sure the whole article is "snarky", but I don't sugarcoat things, nor do you. And I know you don't deal with alternative facts, and correct them whenever possible. But let's face it: you are the minority in this business.

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  2. When an MLM says they have the most $100k earners, but bury the fine print that indicates that the figures used are cumulative by year, and relate to a best 12 month rolling window period, and that many aren't earning that now.

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    1. IMHO, it's far more likely they are referring to lifetime, whereas they intend you to think it's annual.

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  3. Please tell me you're not also going to be one of those MLM critics that censors negative feedback now, too. Are you?

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    1. I forgot to moderate comments for 2 months.

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