Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Faking Grassroots

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership tweeted about a blog glorifying accidental firearm deaths called "Ohh Shoot" (ohhshoot.blogspot.com) Looking at the blog there of course are no comments allowed and no identifying information except an e-mail: necpgv@gmail.com .

Googling the acronym came up w/ this : New England Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

And from an old post from our old buddy Gonzo at the "Gun Guys" (who has effectively stopped blogging except for the occasional copy/paste after the funds dried up):

They’re an affiliate of Freedom States Alliance, a national group which also runs the FSA Network, of which this site is a member.

They're still listed after the FSA merged w/ States United (who just got another $100K grant from the Joyces).

Color me shocked. Another 'grassroots' organization that a light breeze could blow over w/ little to no membership and funded by the Joyces.

Sad.


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5 comments:

Scott said...

The term for fake grass roots campaigns is called "astroturfing"

Linoge said...

Funny how those who accuse us of getting wheelbarrows of cash are actually the ones getting the wheelbarrows of cash, idn't it?

Weer'd Beard said...

Interesting, seen a few posts from that site linked by a certain troll.

Go Figure it was another Joyce shill.

Must suck to be the only anti-gun blogger who doesn't get paid to do it.

Or maybe he does...

RuffRidr said...

Interesting, seen a few posts from that site linked by a certain troll.

Weer'd, yes it will be fun to slam them with this information on every post they reference from that site. I'm giddy with anticipation.

Alphy said...

Maybe I should create my own anti-gun blog, to see if I could make some money.

Of course, if I did that, I'd assuage my conscience by allowing comments on the blog! Brady, et al, tend to keep comments closed; but then, it's also been my observation that any anti-gun story that allows comments (usually on newspaper websites) has a pro-gun to anti-gun ratio of about 20:1...thus, Brady, et al, have to keep comments closed! Otherwise, they just become yet another pro-gun blog. :-)