Craigslist Ad Seeks Clear, Concise, Conservative Astroturfers
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Craigslist Ad Seeks Clear, Concise, Conservative Astroturfers

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We found the above ad on Craigslist earlier today. It has since been flagged by users, and removed. We tried emailing the people behind it, but they pretty understandably haven’t gotten back to us, so we can’t say whether or not the offer is legitimate, much less who’s responsible for it.
If it’s everything it appears to be, it would seem that someone doesn’t understand the first rule of astroturfing, which is, uh… avoid admitting you’re involved in astroturfing.
Maybe conservative political action groups don’t care what Craigslist thinks of them, though. You can keep your filthy secondhand couches and your no-strings casual sex, lefties!
Potential Tory voters, we guess, are mostly sectional-sofa people and monogamous.
In all seriousness, we’re interested in knowing the extent to which other organizations, regardless of political affiliation, put out ads like this over the course of this year’s federal election cycle. If you spot one, email us.

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