Definitions

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  • verb To cover with an artificial grass-like material.
  • verb politics (Usually lowercase) To fabricate an impression of political support for an agenda. See astroturfing.
  • adjective Of a group created by a larger organisation, but presenting itself as a grassroots organisation.

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Examples

  • So getting back to the seemingly grassroots groups that the Koch brothers have funded and gotten off the ground, these groups are sometimes called Astroturf because it's fake grassroots, how did that become part of their strategy?

    The Brothers Koch: Rich, Political And Playing To Win

  • So getting back to the seemingly grassroots groups that the Koch brothers have funded and gotten off the ground, these groups are sometimes called Astroturf because it's fake grassroots, how did that become part of their strategy?

    The Brothers Koch: Rich, Political And Playing To Win

  • So getting back to the seemingly grassroots groups that the Koch brothers have funded and gotten off the ground, these groups are sometimes called Astroturf because it's fake grassroots, how did that become part of their strategy?

    The Brothers Koch: Rich, Political And Playing To Win

  • Indeed, often dismissed by liberal foes as Republican-financed "Astroturf" - or fake grassroots - the hundreds of Tea Partiers gathered here seem as mad, if not madder, at the GOP.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Indeed, often dismissed by liberal foes as Republican-financed "Astroturf" - or fake grassroots - the hundreds of Tea Partiers gathered here seem as mad, if not madder, at the GOP.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The practice of simulating a grassroots movement has been called Astroturf lobbying.

    CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2003

  • The term for fake "grassroots" organising originates from a product called Astroturf, which is a plastic fake grass carpet-like product commonly used in baseball and football.

    Balderdash

  • Pressure on the CBO-No New Taxes (MAYBE) - Tax the rich-Rev Wright-Chicago Politics-Health Care reform-ACORN-Connect the dots&VOTE NXT YEAR busopps Pelosi Calls Health Care Protests 'Astroturf' --

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • In the argot of the press, it's called Astroturf: something fake that is made to look like real grassroots sentiment.

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  • In the argot of the press, it's called Astroturf: something fake that is made to look like real grassroots sentiment.

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