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Santelli Connected To AstroTurf Ops

Oopsie . . .

Spontaneous rant vaults media second stringer to national prominence, inspires Tea Parties, and Corporate America readies it’s pushback on Obama Economic Proposals . . . not surprisingly all connected

Go ahead, slap yourself on the forehead in a shoulda seen this one coming kind of way, I did.

Playboy (who knew ?) apparently has the goods on what looks to be yet more Astroturfing mischief from Koch Industries.

What we discovered is that Santelli’s “rant” was not at all spontaneous as his alleged fans claim, but rather it was a carefully-planned trigger for the anti-Obama campaign. In PR terms, his February 19th call for a “Chicago Tea Party” was the launch event of a carefully organized and sophisticated PR campaign, one in which Santelli served as a frontman, using the CNBC airwaves for publicity, for the some of the craziest and sleaziest rightwing oligarch clans this country has ever produced.

What hasn’t been reported until now is evidence linking Santelli’s “tea party” rant with some very familiar names in the Republican rightwing machine, from PR operatives who specialize in imitation-grassroots PR campaigns (called “astroturfing”) to bigwig politicians and notorious billionaire funders

That’s right boyz and girls, the same folks who brought you Obama Pals Around With Terrorists purchased the chicagoteaparty domain last august.

Ignorant of cbl Rule Number 1: Don’t F*** With Da Hippies, they are attempting to cover their tracks

Go, read the Playboy link, (some of you can finally say "I read it for the articles" with a straight face) and give our friends at CNBC a call – CNBC Viewer Services: 1-877-251-5685

Update: John Cole says I’m full of it we retort, your decide . . .

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