“Astroturfing: An artificially-manufactured political movement designed to give the appearance of grass roots activism.”
If ever you wanted to see a great example of “astroturfing,” then the video below might become a part of your permanent library. The Mackinac Center, a public policy think tank in Michigan, has uncovered an interesting little detail in the local carpenters union’s fight against a non-union developer: the union is hiring down-and-outs to do its picketing:
(H/T: Blaze Reader Pat)
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