Read this on a blog: I've noticed some tro//ish interloper_s on the thread and thgt. I'd share an article I found from the Daily Kos. It reports from an actual training session held for tea partiers: ". . . The trainer, Austin James, was instructin_g Tea Party members on how to "manipulat_e the medium". This is what he told them: "Hereâs what I do. I get on Amazon; I type in "Liberal Books". I go through and I say "one star, one star, one star". The flipside is you go to a conservati_ve/ libertaria_n whatever, go to their products and give them five stars. ... This is where your kids get informatio_n: Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster. These are places where you can rate movies. So when you type in "Movies on Healthcare_", I donât want Michael Mooreâs to come up, so I always give it bad ratings. I spend about 30 minutes a day, just click, click, click, click. ... If thereâs a place to comment, a place to rate, a place to share informatio_n, you have to do it. Thatâs how you control the online dialogue.._." Over 75% of the funding for American Majority, which hosted this training session, comes from the Sam Adams Alliance. In 2008, 88% of the allianceâs money came from a single donation, of $3.7m(13). A group which trains rightwing libertaria_ns to distort online democratic processes, in other words, was set up with funding from a person or company with a very large wallet.