In which Rep. Barney Frank tells an Astroturfer Rent-a-Mobber cliché-spewing moron off:
Funny thing is, I'm actually shopping for a dining room table.
And on to the media:
Astroturf: Exposing the Fake Grassroots Rightwingers
Astroturf describes fake grassroots groups that are created and funded by corporations, political parties or industry trade associations to advance a political agenda.
Astroturf groups fighting media reform manufacture the impression of public opposition to issues like Net
Neutrality to sway policy makers and the media. What these groups won't tell you is that they're bought and paid for by the phone and cable industry.