Investigate: Did fake McCain letters run in your newspaper?
Salon has a story today by Margriet Oostveen, a Dutch journalist for NRC Handelsblad, detailing her job as a volunteer for the McCain campaign: Ghost-writing fake letters of support for the candidate, following prescribed talking points. This follows a long history in public relations of "astroturfing" -- the creation of fake grassroots support for a candidate or corporation.
Think any of these letters made their way into your local newspaper? Take a look at the letters here, created by the McCain campaign and by Oostveen, and help us search for examples of where they showed up in your local newspaper. Feel free to blog on it yourself -- just alert us in the Comments thread below if you've found something!