CainIV - 6:16 am on Dec 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't even know what manipulative means. I know what natural and unnatural means.
Anyone who has ever studied 10 minutes of SEO understands some link value, and therefore the way in which they generally approach links will be biased. AKA manipulated. Ask any pr or brand / media company with little SEO experience how they build pieces and placements.