View Full Version : Obama Admin creates new position to fight back against online smears.

05-23-2011, 04:50 PM
Clio the Leo (1000+ posts) Mon May-23-11 02:38 PM
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Obama Admin creates new position to fight back against online smears.
lol and sadly, I have not been appointed to it.

White House Beefs Up Online Rapid Response

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has created and staffed a new position tucked inside their communications shop for helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories and fostering and improving relations with the progressive online community.

"This week, Jesse Lee will move from the new media department into a role in the communications department as Director of Progressive Media & Online Response," read an internal memo from Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, provided to The Huffington Post. "For the last two years, Jesse has often worn two hats working in new media and serving as the White House's liaison with the progressive media and online community. Starting this week, Jesse will take on the second role full time working on outreach, strategy and response."

The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has been the purview of the Democratic National Committee (and will continue to be). Lee's hire, however, suggests that a portion of it will now be handled from within the administration. It also signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive engagement in the online world in the months ahead.

Lee has played that role in the past, including writing a semi-infamous White House blog post that said Fox News' Glenn Beck was lying about the administration on his show. His new gig comes with its own Twitter account, precisely for the purposes of disseminating push back.



Put this in the file of: You have GOT to be kidding me!! :eek:

05-23-2011, 09:27 PM
helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories

It was only a matter of time that they would take it to the internet. They already intimidate the MSM reporters if they have anything negative to say. The ridicule them, deny admittance to subsequent speeches/events, call and email critiques of what they say and make their displeasure known.

I wonder what they will hold over people on the internet who report things unfavorable to Obama? Shut down their website? Call it threatening the President and get the secret service or homeland security involved? Sic the leftists on them by publishing their name, address, and phone number?

05-23-2011, 09:32 PM
facepalm times infinity.

05-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Come on guys! This is good news! Obama created another job!

05-23-2011, 09:42 PM
Any one remember fightthesmears.com?

I believe he has about 2 or 3 other sites set up to do the same, as well as his infamous flag@whitehouse.gov where obama asked people to email him links and letters letting his admin know of "rumors, emails, casual conversations or see something on the web that seems fishy"

Nothing new. And its more to help with his failing image in the wake of his disastrous (p)Residency.