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Asra Q. Nomani 🦅 @AsraNomani
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FYI if you see reporting on “grassroots activists”with #TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw protest @WhiteHouse & nationwide today 5pm EST, here is back story: protest is “powered” by @MoveOn with a “nonpartisan” 501(c)4 lobbying org that acts as defacto @DNC. #transparency #followthemoney
2) Hi @CNN @wolfblitzer @CillizzaCNN you are reporting the protests at Time Square without telling viewers that @MoveOn, a partisan lobbying group organized the protests nationwide. See my thread. It’s no secret.
3) FYI you should know the organizer too @JFKucinich @thedailybeast and report it’s partisan @MoveOn that organized the protests. They are not “grassroots.” They are AstroTurf via a lobbying group.
4) Here is the email sent by @MoveOn today @CNN @wolfblitzer @jaketapper summoning people to protest. I hope you will add this important detail to your reporting on the protest, in the interest of transparency.
5) Here you go @wolfblitzer @CNN @KFILE @jaketapper. Here is the calendar event for @MoveOn organizing the Times Square protest.…
6) Again, @MoveOn takes credit. You should let @CNN viewers know in the interest of transparency and full disclosure. This is not just "protestors." This is a coordinated partisan event.
In case you doubt me @cnn @wolfblitzer, you’ll see here in @MoveOn @benwikler tweets he shows their work getting these protests going. They are not a spontaneous event. They are well-coordinated and funded.
7) follow the @MoveOn handle. You will see its promotion now of Image after image of its carefully managed AstroTurf protests supported by partisan @bkindivisible also defacto @dnc
8) Hi @benwikler, what’s your comment to my assessment that these #protectMueller protests are emblematic of an AstroTurf campaign by a multimillion dollar lobbying org @MoveOn, not “grassroots,” as you state? Thanks.
9) hello @NaderDIssa @Suntimes, @MoveOn organized the protests you wrote about but they aren’t mentioned in your piece. Would you add the MoveOn detail to your story for the sake of transparency? If protests were organized by the NRA woundnt we mention it?…
10) now here is coverage done correctly by @washingtonian @blrshepherd. She stakes explicitly the network behind the protest rather than promoting the false image of “grassroots”…
11) let’s examine today this point that #ProtectMueller activist @bricebuydesign states: the protests were “planned by volunteers.” Were they? Let’s find out together! #transparency #journalism101
12) @MoveOn states the #ProtectMueller #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw were “organized” by “everyday people” and “supported” by “a number of organizations.”…?
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