As predicted in an earlier post about Obama collecting a supporter data-base.
Now Obama’s presidential campaign is increasingly using the list to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows.
Last monday night, Obama’s campaign orchestrated a massive stream of complaints on the phone lines of a radio station hosting an author who has written a controversial book about Obama.
Obama’s website says “Hit ’em where it hurts,” telling supporters how to complain to advertisers at stations who run anti-Obama ads.
“We’ll provide you with talking points on this maliciously false hit ad to help guide you through the process,” the page said, citing a spot run by a conservative group called the American Issues Project.
Roughly 100,000 e-mails were sent in August to stations that aired an ad, which criticized Obama for his ties to former 1960s radical William Ayers
Obama has a history of clearing the playing field in past elections.