Cheap Dirty Tricks in Lafayette


David Isenberg writes, “Maybe there’s a better name for the practice of push polling. Maybe it should be called, “Fraudulently, deceptively and systematically planting damaging misinformation.” On the other hand, considering one slang meaning of “push,” maybe not. The opponents of Lafayette, Louisiana’s municipal FTTH project (BellSouth and Cox — the incumbent telco and cableco) have sunk to push polling. It is not the first time that incumbent-backed anti-muni efforts have slithered in such slimy disinfo; a 2004 push poll in the Illinois tri-cities region.”

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