Friday, June 10, 2005

Deja Vu All Over Again

Once again, John Aravosis goes after another Internet political consultancy firm -- and, just like last week, neglects to mention that he himself is an Internet political consultant who competes with these firms for business.

I can't help but wonder if this is the new "viral marketing" form -- post a blog or email alert that conceals your business identity, bash your competitors, get people to write nastygrams to organizations with which your competitor does business threatening to cut off contributions and business if they don't drop your competitor, and scoop up the business yourself. Apparently the opinions of the actual people involved as to the gay-friendliness of the company don't count either.

The fact that they scream bloody murder when the AFA and FRC do this makes their own use of blackmail and extortion all the more amusing.....the fact that they also do it to apparently drive business to themselves adds a piquant irony.

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