Big rip in the astroturf? Rick Berman's second-generation conscience.

Bumped by Carol. Things are a tad slow today and this is a quiet bombshell.  Originally posted 2009-01-31 21:39:08 -0500

The father's sins have apparently weighed too heavily for too long upon the son of one of the deception industry's dirtiest.

A new piece on details the success of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)'s effort to expose the farce of astroturf profiteer Rick Berman.  He's grown rich applying to consumer products the models perfected to advocate unpopular causes of the tobacco industry.

Big Tobacco found that the survival and reproduction instincts of the natural person too often conflicted with the primordial-profit driver of its own agenda.

So an objective like preventing government from regulating the advertisement and sale of lethal products to children had no rational appeal and little constituency among a flesh-and-blood demographic.

Big Tobacco learned to obscure such an agenda by hiding it under the misallowed argument of a right to free speech, or other distractions, and to launder the source of its agenda through deceptions created in another industry designed, from the ground up, for that purpose.

My best example is one little known outside of political- and media-savvy circles, but the blurred images of public reality created by DCI Group and partner Mike Connell put George W. Bush in the White House after more than a decade of mastering the arts of deception for industry.

Ann Landman blogs that Rick Berman's son, David, has apparently borne his father's conscience heavily, with evidence he points to provided by CREW at

Now that the Joos are over I can tell you my gravest secret. Worse than suicide, worse than crack addiction: My father.

In a gripping letter of nightmare mixed with beauty, he posted to fans of his long career in music on the reasons he quit that refuge. But there is the matter of Justice.

I won't post more because I want you to read Landman's blog at and follow the links of a group that's done much to expose the fraud misleading the public for so long.

Front Group King Rick Berman Gets Blasted by his Son David Berman

Here's a cheer to David Berman for what I hope will be a fruitful second career pursuing the satisfaction of justice!

Below, for example of one thing that Berman & Co. do to mis-engineer consent of the public, I've posted a list reported by of "hostnames sharing ip with a-records" (including One is supposed to take away from content of such sites (assuming a webpage server is assigned to a hostname, see update below), that an independent voice is behind its agenda.

The list may include names of sites having more legitimate purposes than to mislead the public but most seem consistent with the descriptions made by Ann Landman's blog of Berman and Co. client issues.

[UPDATE: The cases of hostnames I sample-tested originally produced webpages when I attempted to explore them.  After the fact, I find that not all of the listed hostnames point to computers enabled to deliver a webpage to the browser.]

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I'll have to read this again but consider my mind blown.

I'm not seeing any but I'm sure they are there.

so I can't say much about his links to oil. 

They (DCI) have plenty and if you recall, it was from one of DCI's computers that the attack video, "Gore's Army of Penguins", originated before it hit youtube.

One of your recent posts referred to the former so I thought you'd be interested in recent news on Rick Berman.

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson