Great moments in astroturfing

I just got in the mail a flyer from Common Sense San Francisco, an organization trying to defeat a local energy initiative. On the mailer is a small-fonted sentence reading:

This information was provided by Coalition for Reliable and Affordable Electricity, a coalition of concerned consumers, small businesses, labor, community organizations and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Oh, OK. I guess PG&E is listed last because they must have a very minor role in this coalition their former chief flack is the president.

If Coca-Cola were allowed to do this, sugar would be buried on the ingredients list somewhere between caramel color and phosphoric acid.

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