Saturday, June 02, 2007

Yul was faking it...

As revealed by MSNBC the big donorshow was a hoax:

In the last minutes of the program, [“Lisa,” the 37-year-old woman who had been said to have been suffering from a brain tumor] was revealed as a healthy actress and program makers stunned viewers by saying ”The Big Donorshow” was a hoax.

A good discussion of this is over at
Where Kelly Hills questions the ethical acceptability of this as a hoax. The main question seems to be what will the effect of this be. Personally I still think it is an objectionable form of exploitation, now to get huge amounts of free publicity off that back of the appearance of unethical behaviour...

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