The collectivist mindset demands conformity, but this is pushing credulity:
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going into the Supreme Court confirmation process with a hail of rhetorical arrows zinging by him, including a phony letter-writing campaign aimed at unsuspecting American newspaper editors.
At least 21 papers were duped last week, including big-market brands like the Dallas Morning News and The Washington Times. They ran identical letters over a four-day period, each signed by a different person.
The effort is an example of public-relations ‘astroturfing,’ a technique meant to simulate genuine grassroots support for an idea or cause.
Richard Lodge, editor of The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Massachusetts, said Friday after hearing from DailyMail.com that he called the apparent ‘signer’ of the letter his paper ran, and ‘[s]he said she didn’t send it.’
The woman recalled receiving a phone call from an anti-Kavanaugh activist asking her to sign an online petition against him days before the letter was sent in her name.
Astroturfing is a sign a position doesn’t have the support its proponents want you to think it has. The hard Left uses the media like the Wizard of Oz used his stagecraft to make himself appear far more formidable than he was. The mask, however, is slipping.
Notice this is being covered by a foreign newspaper, not one here in the U.S.
But remember, “fake news” is just a Trump talking point, right?