Pandora has apparently hired Nancy Tarr , a self-described consultant for Qorvis Communications, to manage their grassroots artists outreach campaign. (See her Linkedin profile here http://www.linkedin.com/in/tarrwager.)
If you are not aware, both Source Watch and Wikipedia identify Qorvis Communications as a big Washington DC PR and Lobbying firm that has such respectable clients such as The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (BTW how do you ” PR manage” an adultery stoning?)
We’re not sure if she’s behind the “sock puppet” comments we are getting in reply to the Pandora post but we are clearly getting an organized astroturf response. Many of the comments we are getting contain the exact same language. D’oh!
Now just in case this is a Qorvis orchestrated campaign let us give you some basic advice on how to organize a corporate funded fake grassroots campaign:
Don’t have your folks cut and paste the exact same language into comments. Have them put the talking points in their own words.
By the way we are headed towards 1 million page views on this one post today alone.