Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 42 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 4/20/09

Are Progressives Being Duped by a Megacorporation's Disinformation Attacks?

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   21 comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Rob Kall
Become a Fan
  (295 fans)

Disinformation Attacks Can you imagine a multibillion transnational corporation wants something big-- legislation that will change the way business is done in a way that's a quantum leap better than it currently is?

Can you imagine that corporation framing the legislation as being good for consumers, but woven deep into the close to 100 page bill, there is wording that magically opens doors for the desired changes?

Can you imagine that the bill first written does not have all the elements the corporation wants. Some of them can be "activated" by secondary bills that define things left unclear or vaguely specified in the first bill?

Is it possible for you to consider that the corporation doesn't have its name associated with the bill, that it intentionally wants to appear distant, even not at all connected with the bill, even if the bill would cause changes that ONLY affect the one corporation?

Now, imagine one activist sees through the bill, sees the possiblities for drastic, massive changes in the way things are done if this bill passes. She starts writing about the threat.

Can you imagine the massive corporation, with billions at stake, riding on this bill, sitting idly by?

Can you imagine the corporation diving into the blogosphere, having one of its public relations people openly posting comments disputing the articles on the sites where this woman, this activist posts?

Can you imagine the corporation also using sock puppet pseudonymous identities as well, to attack, dispute and attempt to neutralize the effects of this woman and the growing band of writer she's woken up and recruited to oppose this bill and the slew of related bills initiated by the legislators the corporation has contributed to?

Can you picture these bills, presented as consumer friendly, as protecting consumers, being supported by easily duped non-profit organizations well intendingly wanting to help consumers?

Can you picture agents of the corporation sending out emails and selling a message that the woman attacking the legislation is crazy, or a disinformation agent?

Can you picture well intending liberals doing interviews with representatives of the corporation who are friendly, even laudatory and in agreement on other liberal issues, and the interviews end up favoring the corporate public relations people's message, even though the corporation is HATED by liberals throughout the world, for good reason?

Can you imagine ANY of the above questions being easy to imagine separately, or that they could all be true? If so, then you have a good idea of what's been happening with HR 875-- a bill that activist Linn Cohen-Cole has been doing a Paul Revere digital ride on--

Paul Revere's Ride
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend,
"If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."

And Linn Cohen-Cole has been treated like whistleblowers everywhere-- attacked as a crazy, accused of working FOR the company-- Monsanto-- that she believes is behind this legislation. Read her take on HR 875 here: A solemn walk through HR 875 Check out the 70 plus articles she's written and then decide if she's a loon or if the mega billion dollar corporation she's courageously taken on is investing some spare change-- a few hundred thousand dollars-- on attacking and destroying her and neutralizing her message.

Then, get on the phone and tell your legislator to be very careful of any bills that attempt to change the way small, family farming is done-- one of the last respites where big agra still does not control the food chain. And remember, whoever controls the food chain controls enormous power.

This article has been written because numerous progressive individuals and websites have been duped by this process. Be cautious.

When a progressive site suddenly posts articles defending one of the most reviled corporations on the planet, you have to wonder what's going on. That has happened at, which linked to this article, on a blog in existence a very short time, with no time to build a history of credibility, and it happened on It's amazing how many commenters simply buy the message of one megacorporation-duped blogger.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Must Read 4   Well Said 4   News 2  
Rate It | View Ratings

Rob Kall Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

Check out his platform at

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

more detailed bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Conspiracy Conspiracy Theory

Debunking Hillary's Specious Winning the Popular Vote Claim

Terrifying Video: "I Don't Need a Warrant, Ma'am, Under Federal Law"

Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech

Hillary's Disingenuous Claim That She's Won 2.5 Million More Votes is Bogus. Here's why

Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend