Snap Judgment: It’s a lot like when Pat Boone dressed up in leather to cover AC/DC songs — a weak attempt to look hip and fresh, and not at all an undertaking by the Dallas Citizens Council or anything
Despite copy that says “Watch our civic disobedience in action. At City Hall … and in public spots all over Dallas,” there’s a video of a performance art, flash mob type deal in NYC’s Grand Central Station. Not sure what that’s got to do with anything. But it’s edgy! I suppose. Or what passes for it.
But if this rather transparent ploy is what the People’s Hotel backers are doing to convince people they have grassroots support, it’s a FAIL.
Gonna start digging to see if this is as error-ridden as the press release the pro-Hoteliers put out last fall that quoted just ordinary folks on the street like you and me — if ordinary folks like you and me are people paid by Mayor Leppert to run his own web site.
UPDATE: Getting word now the “500″ young professionals event south of downtown was a bit of a sham. A lot of people weren’t told it was a one-sided deal, and many counted are not pro-Hotel, just present. This thing gets fishier by the minute, and it’s barely six hours old.