Richard Bennett, NANOG posting, and Integrity

Joly MacFie joly at
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.


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

> On 7/22/14 12:07 PM, Paul WALL wrote:
>> Provided without comment:
>>  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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