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Apocalypse
02-19-2011, 08:00 PM
The Blaze: Mich. Union Hiring Homeless People to Picket

“Astroturfing: An artificially-manufactured political movement designed to give the appearance of grass roots activism.”

If ever you wanted to see a great example of “astroturfing,” then the video below might become a part of your permanent library. The Mackinac Center, a public policy think tank in Michigan, has uncovered an interesting little detail in the local carpenters union’s fight against a non-union developer: the union is hiring down-and-outs to do its picketing (Video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUwy_Ot1d4I

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mich-union-hiring-homeless-people-to-picket/



Fox News: Michigan Union Hiring Homeless People to Picket
http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2011/02/19/michigan-union-hiring-homeless-people-picket

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan broke the story: http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/pubs/mcc/