Immigration and Astroturf

Thank you for the eye opening article.

Politically Short

What if all isn’t as it seems? What if the reality you found is completely false and contradictory to the reality you are told exists? The stories that now predominate the news headlines in America are not actually news at all. What passes for the news today is nothing more than carefully constructed narratives created by unseen special interests designed to manipulate your opinion while pushing an artificial agenda. This is the essence of what veteran investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson defines as astroturf.

Attkisson explains that astroturf disguises itself as being legitimate while in actuality it’s not as astroturf is a “perversion of grassroots by corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploiting the media and the internet to try and convince you [that] there’s widespread support for or against an agenda when there’s not.” Astroturfers often “disguise themselves and publish blogs, write letters to the editor, produce ads…

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