pseudo-event

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pseu·do-e·vent

(so͞o′dō-ĭ-vĕnt′)
n. Informal
An event that has been caused to occur or staged to engender press coverage and public interest: "Polls have become the quintessential pseudo-events of the preprimary campaign" (Edward M. Kennedy).
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PHILADELPHIA -- Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today decried the attempt by Big Oil, led by the American Petroleum Institute, to fool local citizens by holding a public forum-style pseudo event packed with employees, contractors, and friends of polluting energy companies, attacking the proposed federal global warming legislation.
The distinction between real and pseudo events must be judged not on the method of presentation but on the content of the event itself.