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January 08, 2009

Progressive Sockpuppet Smear Machine

The New Age Of False Propaganda; Nutroots Edition

This is a few days old but it just came across my tipline this morning.

A racist sockpuppet attack was launched on TeamSarah, a pro-Palin site. Lefty cocksuckers (ding!) deliberately made racist comments on the site, then used those comments to 'frame' Palin supporters as racists on Huffington Post.

Thanks to Kelly, we now have screen shots, IDís, and IPís of a number of individuals who have planned an effort, and attempted to implement it, to act as agent provocateurs and discredit Team Sarah by planting racist and other unsavory material as if they were members.

Trying to defame an opponent by spreading false rumors is nothing new, of course. But the internet has breathed new life into its effectiveness as a political weapon. Yay.

At the link you'll find comments left on another site by the conspirators.

I cherrypicked this one:

Itís our duty to steer the site away from reason and into the realms of racism and insanity just in time for the 2012 primaries, and then to ensure Palin is the Republican nominee.

It's an admission that they don't believe their agenda can prevail unless they abase and dishonor themselves.

And who here doubts that the MSM will give them an assist? I'll go waaay out on a limb and say they'll continue to ignore their professional standards, and be shockingly incurious about legitimate claims of sabotage.

Thanks to TC.


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