“Occupy”ing The Astroturf
Someone just got caught Astroturfing (emphasis added)…
The WFP [New York’s Working Families Party, to the left of the Democrats] is seeking immediate hires.
You must be an energetic communicator, with a passion for social and economic justice.
Only outgoing, articulate dedicated, determined candidates will be considered for the positions.
For those candidates that qualify WFP offers substantial paid-training provided by senior leadership, on varied issues such as: advocacy, public speaking, mobilizing, fundraising, networking and organizing. We invest in passionate people with excellent communication skills and a full benefits package is offered to those candidates that qualify. In addition, there is opportunity for advancement and travel to our satellite chapters and out of state affiliates.
This is not a policy job! Through direct action you will be shaping NY state politics for the next 20 years.
“[D]irect action” is almost certainly a euphemism for protesting.
So… a lefty party in New York (where the most famous Wall Street is located) is hiring people for “direct action” and paying them. And they actually thought they could put it on Craigslist and not have some conservative find it.
Not exactly the brightest move.