Astroturfing: Obama plans to flood conservative talk radio with liberal talking points

Mark Hemingway
Washington Examiner
2/26/2010

Organizing for America, the powerful activist organization with some 13 million email addresses that grew out of the Obama campaign, has launched a new website — http://radio.barackobama.com. The website provides users with the name of a talk show that’s going on right at that moment and what is being discussed. Users can listen live to the radio program directly from the website.

The purpose of the website is supply the President’s supporters with liberal talking points on health care reform. Supporters are then encouraged to call in to conservative talk radio shows armed with the talking points provided and “report your call.”

It’s not exactly the fairness doctrine, but it doesn’t seem transparent either. If you can’t beat ’em, astroturf ’em

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