Astroturf Gone Wrong: Fake Protesters Offered $20 To Stand At Anti-Wind Energy Rally

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    Most Americans like clean energy. So when conservatives wage campaigns against clean energy initiatives, they have typically resorted to fronting astroturf groups and paying fake protesters to generate noise.

    Needing 100 anti-wind protesters by next week and apparently unable to find them, a mysterious firm advertised a “quick and easy $20″ on Craigslist. According to the ad, the only thing the “volunteers” would need to do for their pay is “stand next to or behind the speakers and elected officials/celebrities” at a rally against a wind turbine project in the UK.

    View the screenshot (the ad was quickly pulled down after Grist made the catch):


    Astroturf Gone Wrong: Fake Protesters Offered $20 To Stand At Anti-Wind Energy Rally | ThinkProgress
     
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    It seems the Kennedys do it for free...


    US approves first offshore wind farm despite Kennedy opposition - Telegraph

    And many democratic protesters are paid too, paid by thier government jobs or government handouts.
     
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    That would explain some otherwise strange things.
     
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    It's a common practice for protesters at building construction sites who are protesting the use of non union labor on the site to be unemployed individuals who were hired just to participate in the protest and have no other connection to the union or to the building trades.
     
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    It's no secret that Soros left wing tax exempt propaganda networks are powerful well organized and committed dirty tricksters who spy on republican candidates, monitor free speech and employ sleazy private investigators. As soon as Sara Palin was nominated to run the network was in Alaska bribing people for dirt on the V.P. candidate. Who in their right mind would advertise on Craig's list except the dirty tricksters? They know the gullible hate filled left will fall for anything.
     
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