Tuesday, January 23, 2007


We've already talked about astroturfing (artificial grassroots) and blog astroturfing (fake blogs for commercial reasons) and even the local variation: pitcher plants. Now it gets even better.

Artificial protesters.

No, I don't mean throwing manikins into demonstrations. I mean a German firm that will rent you people who will participate in your protest. They are handsome (or lovely) and well-endowed with good melodious voices for yelling slogans and strong arms for carrying placards or signs

They are affordable too: just C$200 a day.

See here for the BBC story.

See here for the website offering the service.

Welcome to the politics of the new millennium!

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