It’s Astroturf Time!

Last week I wrote about a new campaign by loan companies called “Protect Student Choice.” The campaign is being run by Qorvis Communications, a controversial PR firm.

Thanks to YouTube’s “studentloanreform,” we can now see that the firm has been astroturfing on this issue since at least 2007. Mr. or Ms. Studentloanreform posted a presentation by the company to the 2007 Legislative Conference of the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, a student loan industry association.

Check it out:

My favorite part: the fact that they photoshopped Hillary Clinton’s head onto George Bush’s body.

Pedro de la Torre III

Pedro de la Torre III is the Advocacy Senior Associate for Campus Progress. The views expressed here are his own.