Astroturf Coffee Party
Much thanks to Koa for sending me this, and much thanks to P.J. Gladnick over at Newsbusters.org for writing about it.
Obama’s Coffee Party
It turns out that the “grassroots” organizer of the “progressive alternative” to the Tea Parties, the Coffee Party
, has been exposed as an Obama political operative. If you had read the profiles of the Coffee Party founder Annabel Park (photo) in the Washington Post
or New York Times
you wouldn’t have had a hint as to her extensive political activity in the 2008 Obama campaign. So how did William A. Jacobson of Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion
discover this “deep secret” that the two major newspapers with their vast resources were unable to find? Well, it required the “tremendous effort” of tapping a few keys and a whole mouse click to find this subject matter as Jacobson explains
In fact, a simple internet search (which the NY Times apparently is not capable of doing) reveals that Park organized the Coffee Party for the specific purpose of undermining the Tea Party movement.
Park is a former Strategy Analyst at the NY Times who was one of organizers and operators of the United for Obama video channel at YouTube:
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2010/03/02/grassroots-coffee-party-organizer-exposed-obama-political-operative#ixzz0h4k5L4Rw