Astroturf, union style

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The American Left takes great delight in making accusations of “astroturfing.” Meaning that nothing that conservatives or libertarians do, such as attending tea party protests or raising a ruckus at town hall meetings, is real. It’s all driven from the top, the left says.

I wonder: When a government employee labor union provides a service to an event, is that evidence of grassroots or astroturf? Here’s what SEIU, the Service Employees International Union is providing at a gathering of leftist bloggers this week:

“Each year Netroots Nation does lots of things to make sure you can follow along at home if you can’t be here in person, and this year is no different. Watch the live stream of convention coverage, generously sponsored by SEIU.”

The source is We’re doin’ it live!

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4 responses to “Astroturf, union style”

  1. Thomas Witt

    I’ll refer your readers to my comments on your “Astroturf, Obama style” article, and add here: At least the SEIU is open and honest about what they’re doing, instead of using dupes as human shields.

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