Thursday, August 6, 2009
Rachel really does a nice job of breaking down exactly who is behind these fake grass roots uprisings. If only the mainstream media would spend this much time researching and reporting reality.
Here is a must read quote from the video clip:
To talk about these town hall events as some organic outpouring of average American folks who have concerns about health care is to be willfully blind to what is really going on, which is professional P.R. operatives generating exploitative, manufactured, strategically deployed outrage in order to line their own pocket.
These P.R. spin misters get paid a lot of money for doing it. The corporations they work for get to kill legislation that would hurt their profits. And the real people who they launch into these town hall settings after they're told that health care reform is a secret commie plot to kill old people and to mandate sex changes, those real people get more, and more, and more and more angry, and more, and more, and more alienated, and ultimately they get left, like the rest of us, with a health care system that is broken and doesn't work in the interest of the American people, but does work in the interest of the corporations that profit from the way the system is now.
This is professional, corporate funded Republican staffed P.R., and it should be reported as such.
Posted by Bandaloop at 5:48 AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
There's such a fine line between "spontaneous uprising" and "paid operative". I think it's really important to get the word out about exactly who these people disrupting the town hall meetings are and who is behind it. Remember, too many people form their understanding of reality based on a twenty second video clip and/or sound bite. That leaves entirely too much room for the spread of misinformation. Which is exactly what these people want. Let's protect our more gullible brethren and help expose these bastards for who they really are.
Posted by Bandaloop at 9:58 AM
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I posted a few months ago about how interesting it would be to follow the money during the health care debate to see the relationship between how much money each Senator and Congressman received from the health care industry and how strenuously they objected and stood in the way of passing new legislation. This video serves as a good follow up to that post.
Posted by Bandaloop at 6:23 PM