In mid-June 2008, Agriprocessors retained 5WPR, a fast-growing New York PR firm that has clients that include Paris Hilton, Pastor john Hagee, softcore porn king Joe Francis, and parts of the Israeli government and members of its Knesset, parliament. I caught 5WPR sockpuppeting and impersonating critics of Agriprocessors online. The story was picked up by Gawker, the Forward, the JTA, the Jerusalem Post, PR Week, the New York Times and dozens of Jewish newspapers. As of July 23, 2008, here are all the posts on the 5WPR scandal:
The post that broke the story.
The post that broke the story, part 2.
5W Scandal Posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23.
Here's a late mention of the 5WPR scandal by the New York Times.
Crime Pays: Birthright Israel Hires 5WPR.
Crime Pays Again: El Al Hires 5WPR.
NY Department of Labor Raids 5WPR.
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Agriprocessors / Rubashkin mistreatment of workers and related issues.