Posts Tagged ‘astroturf’

Going too far

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 253 comments

Physical attacks on politicians is going too far. So too is faking a hate-speech outbreak.

Truck strike imminent!!!

Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, July 26th, 2012 - 38 comments

Remember all the fuss in 2008 when the Labour government tried to make a 1% increase charges affecting truckies? What kind of catastrophic response will increases of up to 20% provoke?

Small talk on party activists and blogs.

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, March 29th, 2011 - 51 comments

Vernon Small says “Its activists on websites and blogs are openly questioning the party’s direction and Mr Goff’s judgment.” He seems to be looking at our non-Labour activists of the left and the astroturfers and seeing a movement against Goff.

Mostly it isn’t from Labour activists. It isn’t real. It is just designed for him and other journos  to read.

Grass roots and astroturf

Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, June 28th, 2010 - 21 comments

National are still cruising in the polls, and no doubt feeling pretty confident about the next election. But ticking the blue box is easy – how firm is that support? We’re seeing big protests against this government. Is there any significant National policy that isn’t attracting popular protest, criticism from the experts, or both?

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