Richard Bennett, NANOG posting, and Integrity

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Fri Jul 25 18:39:30 UTC 2014


Personally, I don't get it.

To mock the Brett Glass Google obsession (PK.EFF, Susan Crawford etc) - as
I do - while casting aspersions on Bennett and the ITIF, is hypocrisy.

Astroturfing - defined as paid spoofing of grass roots support for a
position - definitely exists, and is heavily practiced by Telecom
incumbents, but Bennett isn't it. There is no way he is "grass roots".

He is a pundit, an advocate, arguably a shill, but astroturf, no.

j


On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM, William Allen Simpson <
william.allen.simpson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 7/22/14 12:07 PM, Paul WALL wrote:
>
>> Provided without comment:
>>
>> http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/comcast-astroturfing-net-neutrality
>>
>>  Thanks!  This is nothing new for him.  There's astroturf from
> him going back to '08 on NANOG.
>
> Remember when he was shilling for ITIF -- a "think tank" whose
> board was then co-chaired by conservative congress-critters and
> dominated by corporate governmental affairs (nee lobbyists)?
>
>


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