More Media Matters Astroturfing

Or at least more attempts to disseminate what can only be called propaganda via the internet. This is from a local to me waaaayyyyyy-to-the-left blog I follow so as to be sure I keep apprised  of what the other side of the aisle is saying (and to whom I will not link, as I don’t feel obligated to provide them with more hits – if you want the link leave me a comment or email me).

“The NRA Board of Directors: time for a little sunlight”

“A new website, Who is on the NRA Board?, from the the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, highlights backgrounds of the members of the Board of Directors.”

“However, the majority of NRA board members have public profiles that a low or nonexistent outside of the gun culture.  Still, they have an outsized influence on politics and legislation, especially in comparison to average citizens.

In many cases, they have more political influence than most of their more well-known colleagues – with the notable exception of Grover Norquist.

Here in Arizona, we have seen prime examples of that phenomenon in action.”

And, the most important part:

This post is written as part of the Media Matters Gun Facts fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to further Media Matters’ mission to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Some of the worst misinformation occurs around the issue of guns, gun violence, and extremism, the fellowship program is designed to fight this misinformation with facts.

I’ve seen several posts on this particular blog about firearms-related items, all solidly on the gun control side, with that tag line so it is clearly part of a concerted effort by the Joyce Foundation-bought-and-paid-for-Media Matters folks to create the appearance of a grass roots effort. I have to wonder if somebody at this particular blog hasn’t snagged some of those SorosBucks.


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