A good summary of all of the lobbying groups who have been polluting sites like Newsvine with synthetic grass-roots opinion in support of corporations wanting to frighten legislators into thinking that they're up against "massive" public opposition. They lie, obfuscate and confuse people to keep the real issues out of the public debate. Mainstream media is complicit in this, of course, as they invite representatives from these groups as "expert commentators" to shill for their corporate causes.
You get the country that you deserve, they say sometimes in politics. Too bad that so many people are persuaded by these falsehood-spreaders rather than thinking for themselves - or at least seeking out real information. But then again, in a nation filled with convenience stores stocked with junk food, perhaps it's just par for the course when people settle for political junk food.