The 5 Creepiest Smear Campaigns Launched by Powerful Groups
#5. The Church of Scientology Forged a Bomb Threat to Smear a Journalist
#4. General Motors Laid Out Hooker Traps for Ralph Nader
#3. Thomas Edison Tried to Turn His Competitor's Name into a Synonym for Death
#2. A Tobacco Company Tried to Smear Their Whistleblower With 500 Pages of Bullshit
#1. A Pentagon Propaganda Contractor Tried to Link U.S. Journalists to the Taliban
Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_20415_the-5-creepiest-smear-campaigns-launched-by-powerful-groups_p2.html#ixzz2Rngf1sYZ
Explanations at the link.
Just some fun random history for a Sunday afternoon!