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What is AstroTurfing
Astroturfing is the attempt to create an impression of overall “grassroots” support for a political party, individual, product, or policy where little such support exists, (in other words, FAKE). This can also be used to engineer negative comments and reviews by creating multiple online identities and/or fake pressure groups to mislead the public into believing that the position of the astroturfer is widespread.
These “astroturf” trolls are usually paid by special interests, corporations, political extremists, and sometimes individuals to spend long hours responding to articles, comments or blogging to create phony outrage or support.
Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award-winning journalist has claimed that they are routinely paid by the U.S. government and by foreign governments to report selectively, and even distort information about certain events. Lyon also implicated governments in retaining editorial control over content. (Gee, never heard of that before).
We’ve watched mainstream media and social media go to extraordinary lengths to demonize and discredit Trump. It begs the question of why they are so relentless in this negative campaign? Here’s the deal, Trump is opposed to global governance and wants to “drain the swamp” of government corruption. He is NOT a member of the global elitists that want a huge underclass and a tiny ruling elite. Trump actually cares about the country as a whole more than he does a political ideology.The Reason The Elite Hate Trump So Much: He Is Opposed To The One World Agenda Of The Globalists
Below is a perfect example of the hypocrisy of the hijacked left.
Fresh off their collective hissy fit over Donald Trump putting ketchup on his steak, anti-Trump leftists have now been triggered by pictures that show Kellyanne Conway putting her feet on a couch in the Oval Office.
The photos caused a liberal freak out across the board, with Keith Olbermann leading the charge, tweeting, “Get your fucking feet off the furniture, @KellyannePolls. This isn’t your home.”
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke demanded answers, tweeting, “I have so many questions about this photo, but chief among them is why nobody is telling Kellyanne Conway to get her damn feet off the couch.”
NeverTrumper Louise Mensch even insinuated the behavior was racist.
“Shoes on the couch in the Oval Office,” scorned Buzzfeed deputy news director Jon Passantino.
“Trying to imagine the reaction if any Obama admin. official sat on a couch in the Oval like that,” wondered MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin.
Well, wonder no more.
Barack Obama himself was pictured literally hundreds if not thousands of times putting his feet up on furniture in the Oval Office, but intellectual consistency isn’t a characteristic of liberals.
Journalists chose to make the entire story about where Conway put her feet rather than talk about Trump’s meeting with leaders of black universities and colleges.
This is yet another example of Trump derangement syndrome, where every single tiny behavior or action by Trump or any of his administration gets inflated into a giant talking point.
The outrage over Conway’s couch faux pas follows a collective leftist hissy fit over Donald Trump’s hate crime of ordering his steak well done and putting ketchup on it.
Jezebel summed up the response, sniping that Trump had behaved “like a damn child” by asking for the tomato-based condiment with his meat. OK, calm down triggly puff, it’s not the end of the world.
This so enraged many that when I made a joke about anyone ordering their steak less than medium rare being a hipster, hundreds of mainstream hacks took it seriously and bombarded me with snarky messages on Twitter. Yes, really.
Jack Posobiec summed up the contrived outrage perfectly, tweeting, “The media is more upset about Trump putting ketchup on steak than Hillary putting missiles in the hands of ISIS.”
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com.