Sunday, March 27, 2011

Propaganda Nation

Helene Buzzetti noted the creation of a "Facebook conservateur" last night. Tory Nation they call it, which is apparently an online operation to encourage people to spread Conservative talking points about the election being all about the economy. It suggests letter writing and calling talk radio and provides handy talking points, listed in Buzzetti's item. As she notes, if you see or hear those points, beware, the author's been pre-programmed.

An indication of the push that will be on by Conservatives to control the election agenda and in the bigger picture, of how they view democratic debate. Facebook for Conservatives is a lot of fun, isn't it? (Although it doesn't indicate you have to be a Conservative, necessarily, to go on there.)