NC Media Watch

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Saturday, March 19, 2005

MoveOn.org letter writing robots in the Union

Rianne Lovett writes the National budget imploding, March 19, 2005
This administration is pushing through the budget this week before critics and the media can point out huge program cuts and corporate giveaways.
She is a MoveOn.org robot, writing letters to the editor, using the talking points from their web site.

Compare these Talking Points with her whole letter. The first point:
* Republicans are pushing through the budget this week before critics and the media can point out huge program cuts and corporate giveaways.
When I logged on to The Union web page this morning, I found two letters with the same opening paragraph. The second letter disappeared, before I could get the details, it was almost verbatim from the MoveOn.org talking points. I guess an Editor at the Union saw the same opening paragraph in the second letter. Let’s see if the dead tree edition has both letters.

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