[ExI] Astroturf - Is anything 'real' out there?

Richard Loosemore rloosemore at susaro.com
Thu Aug 4 17:07:35 UTC 2011

On 8/3/11 12:27 AM, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:02 AM, BillK<pharos at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> With all these cashroots campaigns, "Follow the money!"  Where does
>> their funding come from? Though that can sometimes be very difficult
>> to find out.
> A rather large number of them can be traced back to George Sorros...
> at least the left leaning ones...

Can you cite your evidence that "a rather large number of" the 
astroturfing organizations are traceable back to George Soros?

The fact that you might *prefer* the people you do not like to be 
responsible for them does not change reality.

Of all the many astroturf situations I have heard about over the last 
decade, the overwhelming majority were right-wing or libertarian funded.

The only time I have heard a journalist do a He-Said-She-Said and try to 
mention a supposedly left-wing astroturf, to balance mention of a 
right-wing one, that organisation was one that I (and many other people 
I know) actually joined, and actively support with email protests .... 
hence manifestly not a cashroots organization at all, but a genuine one.

Richard Loosemore

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