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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:45 PM

'One Million Moms' Behind Hallmark Lesbian Ad Backlash Is One Woman

From the article:

One of America’s most prolific anti-LGBTQ+ groups has reportedly been inflating its numbers for years.

The right-wing advocacy organization One Million Moms was behind last week’s call to boycott the Hallmark Channel over airing a lesbian-themed commercial by the online wedding registry Zola. After a petition opposing LGBTQ+ content on the family-oriented channel the advertisement garnered more than 30,000 signatures, Hallmark decided to pull the ad — before reversing its decision just days later.

But after Out reported that the petitions circulated by anti-LGBTQ+ conservatives were fake
allowing individuals and bots to sign multiple times — GLAAD claims those aren’t the only tactics opponents used to reverse engineer a controversy.

According to the national LGBTQ+ nonprofit, One Million Moms does not, in fact, count millions of members among its ranks. Instead the name reportedly refers to just one right-wing activist: Monica Cole. In an op-ed published on GLAAD’s website, contributor Jeremy Hooper says Cole “is quite literally the only staff member [he has] ever heard anyone name.”


To read more:

https://www.out.com/news/2019/12/17/one-million-moms-behind-hallmark-lesbian-ad-backlash-one-woman

Any bets on who might be behind many of these fake signatures and bot-driven petitions?

Note:

This thread uses information provided by tenderfoot in a response to another post of mine.

Thank you, tenderfoot.

the original post:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212867796

A related post from bitteross:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12866095

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Reply 'One Million Moms' Behind Hallmark Lesbian Ad Backlash Is One Woman (Original post)
guillaumeb Jan 13 OP
Newest Reality Jan 13 #1
guillaumeb Jan 13 #2
Captain Zero Jan 13 #3
guillaumeb Jan 13 #6
bitterross Jan 13 #4
guillaumeb Jan 13 #5
spooky3 Jan 13 #7
guillaumeb Jan 13 #9
Dagstead Bumwood Jan 13 #8
guillaumeb Jan 13 #10
Dagstead Bumwood Jan 13 #11
guillaumeb Jan 13 #12
Dagstead Bumwood Jan 13 #14
tanyev Jan 13 #13
guillaumeb Jan 13 #15
Quixote1818 Jan 13 #16

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:53 PM

1. Wow!

I have heard of multiple personalities, but this is taking it to an extreme. A million?

Well, its the typical form of showmanship that we often see from Republicans. Damn, they are often good at it, too and their boss, well, he's greater than P.T. Barnum, maybe even the greatest ever.

I guess it is because they are good at living in their fantasies and can convince themselves they are real. What fun!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:54 PM

2. Who is paying her?

And this is quite in line with the GOP technique of using the big lie.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:01 PM

3. The old ASTROTURF gambit.

(See Lee Atwater and Roger Aisles)

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:06 PM

6. Possibly with Russian bots?

Anything to divide voters.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:02 PM

4. The American Family Association.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:05 PM

5. I edited mine to include this link.

Thank you.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:07 PM

7. I wonder if she is related to Terry Rakolta:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Rakolta

She’s the one who threw fits about Married With Children.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:08 PM

9. 3 degrees of separation?

Or people being directed by someone else?

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:08 PM

8. See, I would have bet

her name is Karen.

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Response to Dagstead Bumwood (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:09 PM

10. How much would you have bet? eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:11 PM

11. No more than what's in the couch cushions.

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Response to Dagstead Bumwood (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:12 PM

12. An excellent guide to betting behavior. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:14 PM

14. Yep, like Grandad used to say,

Don't bet what you can't afford to lose. Of course, he never met a pony he didn't like.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:13 PM

13. It just feels like a million women when she's yelling at you.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:14 PM

15. Who pays her?

Follow the money.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:31 PM

16. This was posted not that long ago. At least a few more folks will see it. nt

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