Friday, June 14, 2013

An Astroturf bus tour?

A Bloomberg-backed gun control bus tour appears intentionally designed so only its information gatekeepers know where it's going. David Codrea notes the stealthy scheduling at
What this looks like is calculated willing media exploitation -- get the bus tour on the local news, get a lot of exposure from friendly “Authorized Journalists” on friendly turf to create the impression of widespread grassroots support -- and then move on, doing it in a way to minimize the chances of the opposition having time to mount an effective counter-protest.
The suspected tactic reminds met of a pre-packaged immigration rally Al Sharpton had in downtown Atlanta a couple years back. Buses reportedly pulled up, demonstrators unloaded and staged for the waiting media. A short time later, folks loaded back up and moved on.

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