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plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2015 07:45 pm
@revelette2,
I listen to NPR almost every morning and associate on FB with some people who are mindful of current events and post a great deal of news that the mass media ignores.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2015 10:02 pm


Quote:
What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots.

The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important to these interests than traditional lobbying of Congress. There’s an entire PR industry built around it in Washington.


Below are the top ten astroturfers as viewed by respondents in an informal, non-scientific survey.*


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TOP 10 ASTROTURFERS

1. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown

2. Media Matters for America

3. University of California Hastings Professor Dorit Rubenstein Reiss and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Dr. Paul Offit

4. “Science” Blogs such as: Skeptic.com, Skepchick.org, Scienceblogs.com (Respectful Insolence), Popsci.com and SkepticalRaptors.com

5. Mother Jones

6. Salon.com and Vox.com

7. White House press briefings and press secretary Josh Earnest

8. Daily Kos and The Huffington Post

9. CNN, NBC, New York Times, Politico and Talking Points Memo (TPM)

10. MSNBC, Slate.com, Los Angeles Times and Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC and Jon Stewart.


http://sharylattkisson.com/top-10-astroturfers/
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2015 09:24 am
Then the tea party, founded by the koch bros., is astroturf but I've known that for years.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 3 Apr, 2015 09:28 am
@plainoldme,
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Then the tea party, founded by the koch bros


Prove it.
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