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The decay of the healthcare debate: astroturfing and Manchurian Provocateurs

Allison Kilkenny 14 Replies

Here’s a fun example of astroturfing in its purest form: A woman attending a town hall event for Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI), and–while loudly raising objections to the Democrats’ health care reform proposal–insisting she’s just a regular concerned citizen. Except, she’s actually a GOP official. Heather Blish was vice-chairman of the Kewaunee County GOP until [...]

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