I'm Getting Rug Burn From All This Astroturf
from the lying-cheating-and-generally-full-of-it dept
Telephone companies have been pretty aggressive in their astroturfing to try to drum up support for their entrance into the television business, whether it’s sending fake letters to local officials or getting people to complain about their cable company in exchange for a free iPod. DSL Reports points out that the cable companies have fired back by pointing out all this astroturfing on a site called “PhoneyBaloney.net” that highlights several different front groups the telcos are using. That’s all well and good — except, of course, the cable companies like to astroturf, too. So, in this fight, it sounds like you can’t believe anything anybody says — which ends up being helpful how?