astroturfing

Pete Peterson's 'Fix The Debt' Caught In Astroturfing Scam
Pete Peterson's 'Fix The Debt' group has been caught 'writing op-eds for college students and placing the identical op-eds in papers across the country.' Read more...
Fox PR Flacks Used Sock Puppets In Blog Comment Sections
Oh those nutty thin-skinned Fox News people. When faced with criticism, PR flacks went through elaborate motions to create fake accounts to rebut. Read more...
Tim Carney Conflates The AstroTurf 'Tea Party' With The Netroots On The Left
The Washington Examiner's Tim Carney needs to let us know when the Netroots start getting some of that Koch money. Read more...
Co-authored with Alex Brant-Zawadzki and Bill Schmalfeldt. Research assistance by Melissa Brewer. Ali Akbar, now President of the National Bloggers Club, is one of the conservative blogosphere's most infamous characters. He began his campaign Read more...
In another exercise where our corporate media is pretending that Democrats have moved to the left to counter the fact that the Republican Party has moved way to the right, Chuck Todd treated his viewers to Conserva-Dem and former Arkansas Sen. Read more...

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As we already saw with the "class act" of Dana Loesch's husband Chris and Fox contributor Steven Crowder and their sorry, racist excuse for what's supposed to pass for a "rap" video, the real wingnuttery at CPAC this year was with the panel segments Read more...
(Disclosure: I'm working with Brave New Films on their Sick For Profit campaign, exposing insurance industry practices. Check us out on Facebook.) Read more...
Newt advises Sarah (h/t Blue Gal. Click here for larger.) Can you believe it? I'm actually looking forward to this morning's shows. No, not George Read more...
Rachel Maddow exposes the monied interests pretending to be "average Americans" who are fueling the outrage at these "town halls gone wild". First up, Read more...
FOX News has been trying to paint Code Pink as a group that goes out and attacks politicians when they protest. That's a big, fat lie. I guess their b Read more...