Monday, April 27, 2009

Astroturfing at UNC-Chapel Hill

Scharrison does some welcome digging into the puppet-strings controlling the "Youth for Western Civilization," the student group that invited Tom Tancredo to the UNC campus, which sparked the protest, which led to a bubbling cauldron and embarrassment all around.

And incidentally (from Wikipedia): "Astroturfing is a word in American English describing formal political, advertising, or public relations campaigns seeking to create the impression of being spontaneous 'grassroots' behavior, hence the reference to the artificial grass, AstroTurf."

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