Astroturfing is a dishonest technique that large organizations use to give the impression that a movement has more support than it really does.
I'm embedding this video for your viewing pleasure. If you've never seen a guy single-handedly stand up to an angry, hateful, slogan-chanting crowd to ask pointed questions - which result in blank, questioning stares and eventual retreat -- here's your chance.
Get over the fact that Glen Beck has anything to do with this video. If you want to attack the man, do what the gentleman in the video says: Support your jingoism. "Glen Beck is hateful? Give me one thing - one thing that he said that's hateful -- not 100 things -- just one thing."
The other interesting video of late:
An Obama supporter asks the President if the current state of America is her "new reality."
She starts talking at :45
What kind of person believes that the President of the United States is the be-all, end-all key to American success? The sad reality here is that this supporter is shocked that Obama could not deliver all the hopes and dreams he promised. Did anyone actually believe that he could?