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(Astro) Turf Wars
Here’s a clip from the new film “(Astro) Turf Wars: How Corporate America Faked a Grassroots Revolution” in which billionaire David Koch commends the tea party activists who make up his phony-named group “Americans for Prosperity.” IMHO, these fake-sounding, opaquely funded groups are the bain of the PR industry, and a stain on American Democracy. (via @guardian)
Got My Foreign TV?
State-owned Russia Today’s Peter Lavelle gathers some TV pundits on his Crosswalk program to talk about the trend of foreign investment in English language news broadcasts as a means to garner “soft power.”
How People Use Twitter
Twitter designer researcher Mark Trammel set out @ontheroad to learn how people use Twitter. Twitter corp. comms VP Sean Garrett tweeted out the first episode this week. I watched it and am still scratching my head. Maybe its meaning will become clearer in subsequent episodes. (via TechCrunch)
And finally, I’m not a regular fan of “South Park,” though after seeing “It’s a Jersey Thing,” I can see why many people are. Snooki, take that!