Documentary - Billionaires’ Tea Party - fake grassroots group

Tony Gosling tony at
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 America’s democracy, but that of its 
citizens and the planet as a whole

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