Skip to comments.The mysterious Ellie Light
Posted on 01/25/2010 10:17:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A "woman" named Ellie Light is suddenly appearing in publications nationwide, but who "she" is no one knows. "Her" message? President Obama never promised you a rose garden (or something to that effect).
"Light's" message (as reported on Hotair.com) this weekend: "Today, the president is being attacked as if he'd promised that our problems would wash off in the morning. He never did. It's time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can't just wave a magic wand and fix everything."
Reports Newsbusters.com: "Politico's Ben Smith was first to take the bait publishing the letter on January 7 and explaining that it was just so well-written he couldn't resist."
Why are publications so drawn to Light's words? "Editors all over the country found Light's message strangely compelling," states a Hotair.com post. "It was reprinted at Politico; the Philadelphia Daily News; the San Francisco Examiner; the Washington Times; and a USA Today blog. In addition, the letter has appeared at literally dozens of small-town papers across the country, with names like the Los Banos Enterprise, the North Adams Transcript, and the Danbury News-Times."
Smith didn't notice anything that gave him pause. "It was a well-written, lucid email of the kind I occasionally print, and I Googled the name and a stretch of text to make sure it wasn't pulled from elsewhere on the web, and didn't appear elsewhere, because I guess I was the first to print it," he told FishbowlDC this morning. "The whole thing is intriguing, though I wouldn't overestimate the amount of deviousness involved in this. You could pull off this whole elaborate plot in 15 minutes. Still, I'd love to know who was doing it."
The scribe isn't giving up. "My favorite clue ... is that one Ellie Light posted a comment on a Times review of a Greek diner in the Green neighborhood of Astoria, Queens (NYC) in 2008, complaining that the arugula hadn't been properly washed."
Read more on Light here. And here. And here.
The explanation is easy. Ellie Light wrote what these editors believe. They found it attractive because it appealed to their views.
Sounds like the standard Obama whine. Hey, he still has his Blackberry, doesn’t he?
It is also time that Resident (Pres_ent) Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., or Barry Soetoro, or Mr Michelle Robinson, or Sock-Puppet, should realize it as well.
The Current Occupant of the Oval Office has never experienced a day of hard work in his life. And to say he is "governing" is a laugh.
Or it would be, if the situation were not so serious.
I think the beauty of it is that it allows gvt control of the media message w/out any smoking gun.
No one had to call the editors to get these printed. The authors simply knew that the right verbage and message would be “appreciated” by the media and passed on.
"Presidenting is HARD!"
He won a Grammy and a Nobel Peace Prize on name recognition alone. It sure COMES AS A SURPRISE that it takes more to be president (recall that his "experience" to be president is that he ran a successful primary campaign).
The scribe isn't giving up. "My favorite clue ... is that one Ellie Light posted a comment on a Times review of a Greek diner in the Green neighborhood of Astoria, Queens (NYC) in 2008, complaining that the arugula hadn't been properly washed
I’m thinking they come from Michelle.
I’m a little surprised that news outlets don’t subscribe to their competitor’s papers or at least read their online editions. Seems to me that one of them would have noticed that identical editorials were being printed. Or maybe they just don’t care.
instead he promised everything outside the western wall of the Versailles Palace.
It's even harder if you're STUPID.
Please tell me the idjit isn't writing his own letters to the editor!!!
(Barack is Hebrew for lightning, light-lightning. Ellie is a female name of Greek origin meaning light. Compare to Lucifer - bringer of light. See also Luke 10:18)...
Or unqualified for the job.
Ellie Light = Elite
Ellie = Letter to the Editor (LE)
Most of the papers listed above are owned by Gannett. Coincidence?
Thanks for the ping.
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