Skip to comments.Obama Blog Squad Still Active - DOJ Public Affairs Provides Aid to Anonymous Postings
Posted on 04/04/2010 11:08:56 PM PDT by machogirl
Remember Ellie Light?
The Obama Blog Squad has been active on a number of high profile conservative webpages in the last month. The Muffled Oar broke the story in October of Administration-wide coordination between agency public affairs offices and left wing bloggers to attack news stories critical of Obama, post anonymous comments and seed the Internet with unofficial official Obama spin. As part of this effort, the Justice Department Office of Public Affairs works closely with left wing bloggers to distribute administration spin. The OPA unit is headed by a former John Edwards campaign staffer who conducted this type of operation for his now-disgraced Presidential campaign.
Recently, a so-called reporter for a left wing blog that covers the Justice Department was caught participating on conservative blogs as a member of the blog squad working with the Justice Department Office of Public Affairs. Administrators of conservative blogs have been alerted of suspected blog squad trolls and are monitoring their posting activity. The anonymous troll blogger in his real life job has done interviews with senior Justice Department officials and political appointees, and regularly parrots the Obama Administration line in his stories. You can see the work of some of these secret blog squad activities, where blog squaders serve as an partisan advocate for General Holder after they put on their Internet disguise. Note carefully the very informed pro-DOJ positions the anonymous troll blogger posts, defending Holder and the administration by attacking critics. Occasionally this blog squadder will post something critical of Obama or Holder, but it is always an aside, part of the disguise, while he plays the role of anonymous critic. Without these asides, he would be booted from the Free Republic as a left wing troll.
Here is the most important part of this story: this anonymous blogger is getting information directly from Tracy Russo or the others at the DOJ office of public affairs. This is the undeniable fact, and the most disgusting one. The blog squadder cites detailed and informed rebuttals about Justice policy provided by Justice officials. Whether these details were acquired from their pseudo-legitimate role as a pseudo-reporter, or their illegitimate role in the blog squad is unknown. Various conservative blogs have begun to harvest Internet addressees of these trolls and are patching together together the pattern.
The anonymous blog squader "Conscience of a Conservative," knows who he is. Stranger still, many people think he is a legitimate news reporter covering the Department of Justice for a media outlet. How many more reporters have this cozy and cooperative relationship with the Office of Public Affairs? Perhaps he will own up to his anonymous trolling before he is outed and brings great shame to his purportedly objective publication that employs him. We doubt it.
I wonder if the FReeper in question (click on link to article, click on example, it leads straight to a FReeper’s comments profile) would care to comment?
Pointed out the alleged TROLL on Free Republic right out. The profiled FReeper posted today.
Strange...has a 2007 sign-up date...
I don’t know about this particular one, but trolls are like cockroaches, you see one, there are hundreds you don’t see or notice.
Noticed that. I want to send he/she a freep mail and just ask.
This blog, Muffled Oar, is a pretty good site for information from current and former DOJ employees.
Cockroaches, yuck. It’s almost the season for sewer roaches.
There are plenty of “sleeper trolls” — I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they have been infiltrating FR at least since the 2000 elections.
They are brought to life now, to try to cause chaos and disagreement among conservatives, tea partiers, GOP, etc., to help the Dems in November.
If you want to infiltrate or monitor the best Conservative site, Free Republic would be it.
I didn’t last very long at the daily kooks, huff and puff, and the DUmmies. Banned after questioning “left wingnut” comments.
The weird thing is that this one posts pretty regularly. Tends to criticize other people's comments quite a bit.
I just don't know what to make of this one. I know the DOJ has had trolls infiltrating here. I wonder if they started it after the 2006 mid-term elections, or even earlier?
I wonder if C of C will post anymore? I sent a freepmail, not counting on my question being answered.
If C of C doesn't respond and just stops posting, that'll be pretty much all the evidence we need...
“I didn’t last very long at the daily kooks, huff and puff, and the DUmmies. Banned after questioning “left wingnut” comments.”
That’s because you are too honest and have too much integrity. Dems/communists are not hampered by such character traits, they pretend, lie, cheat, smear, anything to further their agenda. Don’t need to go very far, Obama pretended to be a moderate when he ran for president, many of us, who paid attendion, knew better, but a large number of the people fell for it. He certainly had no attacks of conscience about pretending to be a moderate, while all along planning his communist agenda.
Pinging a few of you to this.
I even got banned on “my Barack Obama dot com”. ;)
He is sleezy. Wonder how many Repubs voted for his confirmation?
After a quick look, he does defend Obama's legislation "The Ready Reserve Corps" and the government take over of the "student loan program " that was a rider in the ObamaCare bill.
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