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November 28, 2011

The Billionaires' Tea Party

From the tea parties to healthcare and climate change, America's conservative citizens revolted against President Obama's reform agenda. But just how real were the roots of this supposedly grassroots uprising? Was it, in fact, an example of 'astroturfing', which is the practice of manufacturing citizens groups for the purpose of delivering corporate messages? Curious to find out, Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham went undercover to investigate. What he found was astroturfing on a scale greater than he could have imagined. This film offers a look at how corporate elites are exploiting the anxieties of ordinary Americans.

A lot of good people are exploited by those who have the purchasing power. This documentary brings to light the abuse to the American democratic system for extreme ideologies by those who practice economic terrorism. It is very unfortunate that people who need help fall victim to this type of radicalization which ultimately undermines their situation. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 56362-D 56 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at November 28, 2011 09:48 AM

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