Since I’m traveling, I haven’t had time to get to catch MSNBC, so don’t know if Rachel Maddow has followed up on her August 19 show where she developed standard to show how a supposed grassroots rally was anything but. The American Petroleum Institute (API) had sponsored the rally in question against climate control legislation. She discerned a lack of spontaneity by showing how that business association had bussed in workers wearing distinct T-shirts and bearing pre-printed signs.
Now, we’ve got the Communications Workers of America (CWA) doing just that at a Long Island townhall. Given Ms. Maddow’s commitment to uncovering the truth and to exposing astroturf wherever she may find it, surely she must have done a segment on the CWA’s attempt to infiltrate Congressman Tim Bishop’s townhall and intimidate concerned citizens, the Democrat’s constituents.
This is not the first time we’ve read about unions attempting to pack town halls. Ironic that Democrats are doing this given that they (and their allies) lash out at hundreds of thousands of Americans, calling their spontaneous expressions of opposition to Obamacare as astroturf.
Guess they just wanted to make sure there is some real astroturf there. The MSM may not report their attempts to pack meetings, but it is seeping out. It’s only going to intensify the backlash against those who would slime citizens for expressing their grievances. This backlash is only just beginning–and not just against the big spenders in Washington. The media’s going to feel the sting as well.