New York Marriage Equality: Astroturfing - Courtesy of the Same Ten (Mormon) People

In her report on the New York "pro-marriage" rally, Mormon blogger (and Digital Network Army director) Angela Rockwood (aka Beetle Blogger) suggests that if you are a New Yorker, you'll want to know about these sites:

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms

New Yorkers Family Research Foundation

For once, I agree with Angela: If you're a New Yorker, please take her advice and check out both sites.

I did. Here's what I found:

Shared contact info (NYCF's details on the left, NYFRF's details on the right):

Not only did both organizations opt to locate in Spencerport, NY, they also somehow wound up sharing the same fax machine?

Moving on to WHOIS details:

Whereas Spencerport, NY is apparently doing some great deals on cheap PO boxes and shared fax lines ... Provo, Utah's must be offering the best deals in the country when it comes to wingnut web hosting.

What does it all mean? I'd suggest it means, that behind the scenes, it's the same ten (generously-funded) people coordinating (online) opposition to marriage equality.

Notice the same lame DNA logo at both the New Yorkers Family Research Foundation and the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms websites?

Notes from a previous campaign (courtesy WikiLeaks):

STP. Not an exclusively Mormon problem. We're all suffering on account of the Same Ten (Misguided) People.

If you've got a sec, please drop a comment over at Angela's place.


PersonalFailure said...

I'm banned, or I would.

Oh, and it's 6 people using 10 screen names, and half of them are related to one another.

For example, have you run into Troy at Angie's place? Yeah, he's Angie's hubby. It's a teensy bit dishonest if you ask me.

Oh, and at some point, you should ask me about my screen shots of info Angie has scrubbed from the net. If you ever want to go truly nuclear, that is.

Chino Blanco said...

Banned? From Angie's place? Inconceivable!

In any case, at this point, as you suggest, the acronym STP should probably stand for the Same Three People as far as the DNA is concerned.

I've not run into Troy at bb's place, but I've noticed their schtick elsewhere - the one where they pat each other on the back for their most excellent comments without letting on that, you know, they're married and all. Weirdos.

Anyway, about the nuclear thing, are you kidding? J. Robert Oppenheimer at your service.

So, by the way, you wouldn't happen to have any screen shots of info that Angie has scrubbed from the net? If not, no worries. Just askin'.

Kengo Biddles said...

She TOTALLY burns my cookies. I read something she posted and another blogger commented on, and yeah -- It's people like her what make me have high blood pressure.

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