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To: reaganaut; Utah Binger; svcw; ansel12; AnTiw1; Scoutmaster
What is mormon-speak for "astroturf"? A quick search on Google shows that this story is being spread across the internet, but the ONLY source I can see for it comes from Medoff. It would be interesting to see if the Romneys or Romney campaign have donated to the Wyman Institute.

It looks very obvious to me that Mitt/LDS Inc have borrowed from David Axelrod.

From Wiki

Astroturfing is a form of advocacy in support of a political, organizational, or corporate agenda, designed to give the appearance of a "grassroots" movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a political or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to another political entity—a politician, political group, product, service or event. The term is a derivation of AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to look like natural grass.

Like other advocates, astroturfers attempt to manipulate public opinion by both overt (outreach awareness, etc.) and covert (disinformation) means. Astroturfing may be undertaken by an individual promoting a personal agenda, or by organized professional groups for pay, or by activist organizations. Services may be provided by political consultants who also provide opposition research and other services. Beneficiaries are not the campaigners but the organizations that orchestrate the campaigns.

23 posted on 03/08/2012 7:09:19 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (If Jesus returned today the mormon church would try to sell him a condo in their billion-dollar mall)
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To: greyfoxx39

What is mormon-speak for “astroturf”?

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Lying for the Lord. This stinks to high heaven.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 9:25:24 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: greyfoxx39

ASTROTURF??

We Flying Inmen provide REAL GRASS!


44 posted on 03/09/2012 4:31:36 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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