RedState has an incredibly revealing post about the deceitfulness of Democrats and the propaganda of the mainstream media.
Are conservatives an “angry mob” activated by the Republican Party and the pharmaceutical industry?
The mainstream media managed to find a couple of emails informing conservatives how to maximize their effectiveness and numbers at town hall meetings. Not mentioned is the fact that the left are getting their marching orders from the White House by means of emails, conference calls, and three different web sites. And emails from liberal organizations exactly like the ones they are demonizing from conservatives abound.
But let’s see what the mainstream media – which looked so hard to find dirt on conservative organizing (like they worked overtime to dig dirt up on Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber while studiously ignoring Obama’s Chicago-politics) – managed to overlook:
So I received an email/comment this morning about a craigslist ad soliciting health care activism for money. “Activism for money,” I thought!! Was this it at last? The missing link Democrats have been searching for? Obamacare opponents turning up at town halls really are a mob?
We really are nothing but a slew of paid hacks drummed up by the promise of easy cash by cynical Obamacare opponents to create an artificial appearance of opposition?!?
Ummmm, no. (click for full size)
But wait, there’s more!
So I started searching around, and posting links on Twitter, and reading links I received by reply. Turns out there are hundreds, if not thousands, of advertisements seeking “activists” who will be paid to support Obamacare. That’s right CNN. That’s right Olbermann. You want astroturf? It’s out there by the dozens. In support of, not in opposition to.
I’m going to post a few screenshots from that horde below, but remember its only a sampling:
(click for full size).
The first is from Josh Treviño, who notes you should pay special attention to the dates here:
Look at his search terms, pick your city, and see how many results you get.
Here are a few more. Remember to click for uncropped full size:
That last one might be my favorite. “Women and People of Color and Members of the GLBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.” Paying for diversity. Can’t you feel them ooozing progressive-osity? I feel tolerant all over!!
There are literally hundreds more. Go to Craigslist. Have fun. And ask yourself who the astroturfers are. Michelle Malkin may have an answer for you. Also find more at Looking At The Left. Or RedState diarist Charlie. Ed Morrissey has a great report here. And of course, RedState’s Jeff Emanuel.
Oh. One more thing. Don’t let’s forget the biggest astroturfer of them all.
It is utterly remarkable how fascistically demagogic our mainstream media has become in turning themselves into the attack dog of the Democratic Party.
They managed to find an email from some guy named McGuffie whom nobody had ever heard of providing a suggestion as to how to control a town hall meeting. They proceeded to alter the email message in order to make it appear more threatening. And then they reported it as something massive rather than an email that only a small percentage of Americans have actually ever received.
They created a straw man to demonize and to take attention off the fact that most Americans are opposed to the Democrats health care plan, and that the plan itself is absolutely terrible.
And the same media that did all this is willfully ignoring the massive “buy-a-protester” pseudo-activism of the left.
I frankly cannot imagine how the Democrat Party or the mainstream media could be more dishonest.