Labor Uses Automated Calls to Tout Controversial Oil Pipeline

New York Times: Campaign lore is replete with tales of mysterious "push polls" designed to spread negative and often distorted messages about a candidate. But a new round of calls in Nebraska has turned the concept on its head, greeting residents with a barrage of feel-good arguments about a $7 billion oil pipeline that has met unexpected resistance in the state. The automated calls cheerleading for the Keystone XL line, which would nearly double U.S. imports of Canadian tar sands, began going out ......

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