Hillary Clinton's Shilling Campaign
Hillary Clinton has a secret online weapon under her control.  A political action committee (or PAC) named "Correct The Record" is a group devoted to making Hillary Clinton look better on line by "correcting" the truth.  To quote their website "strategic research and rapid response team designed to defend Hillary Clinton." Some people might shove off this PAC as being started without any support from her, or maybe a fringe group with no effect.  These people would be dead wrong.  This political action committee was started back in May of 2015, receiving its first donation on the 15th of the month.  According to OpenSecrets.org it has raised nearly 5.1 million dollars for the simple act of defending Clinton online. For those of us who do not know, shilling is a propaganda technique in where people who pretend not to be associated with a group make the group look better through a variety of dishonest rhetoric and proxy accounts.  The term "shill" was first used to describe a person planted in an auction to drive up the price of the bidding. Technically, under the Fraud act of 2006, shilling is illegal, but there is a small caveat.  Only shilling practices in relation to online bidding are off limits, any corrupt business seeking to improve their image online has free reign to do whatever they please. Many might say that shills are mere speculation on the part of the public.  However, we have seen time and time again that these organizations exist.  The old guerrilla media scandal, and now the more recent plugmarketing scandal, there are countless examples of these groups online.  Denying their existence is a folly. Digging around "Correct the Record" shows some interesting things.  Their top payments are to a seemingly innocuous group called "American Bridge 21st Century."  The American Bridge PAC is a well known super PAC that gives ammunition to mostly Republican candidates to attack other candidates.  The strategy involved here seems to be divide an conquer, keeping Republicans fighting themselves is better than having them fight you.  The group comes out of its shell about every election year to give more people new information. For those of you who think that Hillary Clinton is not really involved in any of this, I have a big surprise for you.  Her two PAC's, Priorities USA and Hillary for America, paid them a total of  1,281,961 dollars according to OpenSecrets.org, doing so in about three separate payments each occurring with some time between them. At the end of the day, Correct The Record can't correct one thing on its record.  It is a cut and dry shilling company, with to much money on its hands.  If you see a post online "defending the truth" about Hillary, be weary and verify the truth behind it; that post might just have come strait from the mouth of the beast. http://correctrecord.org/ http://correctrecord.org/about/ http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cycle=2016&cmte=C00578997 https://americanbridgepac.org/ http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00492140&cycle=2016 Posted on: 2017-07-17 02:35:23