Documentary - Billionaires Tea Party - fake grassroots group
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Wed Jan 11 02:07:18 GMT 2012
follow the money - mind blowing - has been on RT over the last two evenings
The Billionaires Tea Party
In Summer 2009, something stirred in America.
After Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress
swept to power promising a new era of hope and
change, a citizens protest movement called the
Tea Party emerged out of nowhere, threatening to
derail their agenda. Was the new movement the
epitome of grassroots democracy? Or was it, as
some said, an example of astroturfing the
creation of fake grassroots groups, designed to
put corporate messages in the mouths of seemingly independent citizens?
Fascinated by the concept of astroturfing, and
curious to find out more, Australian filmmaker
Taki Oldham hopped on a plane to investigate.
Going undercover as a curious onlooker, his
month-long journey took him over 5,000 miles,
through six states and right to the heart of the
American Dream. As the investigation turns to
whether it is mere ideology or corporate
investment driving these groups, Taki uncovers
startling and unnerving evidence that the Tea
Party movement was brought to birth with the help
of ample funding from billionaires and big
business in particular, the secretive oil barons Charles and David Koch.
The Billionaires Tea Party is both a journey
through a unique moment in American history, and
a thoroughly-researched piece of investigative
journalism. Through an examination of
astroturfing and disinformation, we see how
citizen democracy has been captured by powerful
corporate interests that threaten not only the
health of Americas democracy, but that of its
citizens and the planet as a whole
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