Mudcat Café message #3729772 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #3729772
Posted By: Lighter
12-Aug-15 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
"Manufacture" sounds especially calculating in the context of cultural artifacts.

You generally need a team of some sort to "manufacture" (rather than "craft," "create," "make," etc.) something.

And in this case a team effort suggests (only rhetorically, of course) some kind of conspiratorial intent.