Have the Tea Baggers in the United States been learning from China, or is it the other way around?
“Another strategy is manipulation. In recent years, local and provincial officials have hired armies of low-paid commentators to monitor blogs and chat rooms for sensitive issues, then spin online comment in the government’s (China’s) favor.
“Mr. Xiao of Berkeley cites one example: Jiaozuo, a city southwest of Beijing, deployed 35 Internet commentators and 120 police officers to defuse online attacks on the local police after a traffic dispute. By flooding chat rooms with pro-police comments, the team turned the tone of online comment from negative to positive in just 20 minutes.” Source: New York Times
Isn’t this what Fox Network’s Glenn Beck, then Rush Limbaugh, who is heard on more than 600 radio stations, have been doing for years. Filling the airwaves with their opinions controlling what people hear and think. The American Tea Baggers are doing the same thing with the same results—behavior control.
Is America really different from China? See American Hypocrisy http://wp.me/pN4pY-6
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