JE Tabler

With State-Run Media, It’s All Astroturf, All the Time

Posted on December 31 2009 3:52 am
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Photo hat tip: Pro-Democracy Movement of Iran

No, I’m not referring to MSNBC, as you may have guessed from the photo above.

I had noted yesterday that the pro-regime protests in Iran appeared to be organized by the government, since the protesters were all carrying the same printed signs. Wow, were they ever organized! The Islamic regime bussed in people from the rural provinces and even handed out food and drinks, to say nothing of posters, signs, and barbershop smocks printed with pro-regime slogans.

Here is a roundup of coverage and raw footage:

Then again, the mullahs’ propaganda isn’t really all that different from this state-run media, is it?

With appointments like Anita Dunn, Cass Sunstein, and Marc Lloyd, is it any wonder that Obama refuses to stand with, let alone up for, the Iranian people?

And where has Axelrod been lately?

More on the astroturf protests here.

More on mullah disinformation on the Internet here.

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