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