Skip to comments.The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?
Posted on 10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era.
As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's secretive blogging unit -- dubbed the "Blog Squad" by blogger Isaac Muzzey -- Holder has housed this unit in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice. It also appears that former John Edwards staffer Tracy Russo is part of this special unit.
A site called whorunsgov.com reported back in May that DOJ hired Russo to do "media outreach for the whole department." It is, according to whorunsgov.com, the first time such an effort has been made at DOJ.
Of Russo's duties, The Muffled Oar says:
Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
The Obama Justice Department’s Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?
Are the U.S. taxpayers paying for this nazi crap?
DOJ is the marketing dept for Obama? I thought the DOJ had an entirely different mission - oh wait, I forgot, the adults are not in charge.
Should it BE illegal? Yes!
Is this worthy of the DOJ? No!
It’s just one more sickening low-point for the White House and it’s lackeys?
This administration scares me to death and I feel helpless to stop it.
Since when do democrats care about legal or illegal? Just look at Rangel as a current for instance...
Joseph Geobbels would be proud.
You and me both.
And the Republicans seem so limp, out of their league, and unresponsive.
FyI... Keeping eye on perimeter for newbies. :)
As we've all long suspected, this explains a lot of the ongoing troll activity here.
He’s most likely combing FR.
obamanate your obamanations.
So er yeah the Big O is a great guy and a wonderful President yeah that’s it he’s wonderful
The bureaucracy is now part of the Democrat Party campaign apparetus. The NEA to the DOJ.
The National Endowment for the Arts, AmeriCorps and the DOJ have all been made into part of the Obama Campaign
Obozo is all about the big show.
“Should it BE illegal? Yes!”
Is that you, Eric?
2. Would the new FTC rules that bloggers who review products being required to disclose if they received free products or other payments from the manufacturer apply to this? Would DoJ propagandists need a footnote saying *This opinion is paid for by the federal government?
3. Would Zotting a DoJ employee be a federal crime like taking a pot shot at FBI agents hanging around your land?
As always people, we're dealing with Government employees here. Please, speak and type slowly when dealing with them as their comprehension may be lagging.
ZOTS to follow.
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check out post 199. Someone asked him if he worked for the DOJ
He was trying to sound authoritative. I busted his BS.
He probably does work for the DOJ.
When I read this last week the article said they post here, to TRY to show Holder is not a partisan hack. LOL.
HI AG HOLDER BASEMENT posters, get a life it is worthless. Post all you like the truth always wins in the end!
say hi to the Holder basement bloggers.
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LoL z o t slowly and swiftly.
Will they be fined if they don’t say how much the government is paying them?
I'm wondering what that pays? Minimum wage plus the occasional doggie bisquit for hitting quotas?
I’m completely convinced that Zero’s administration, and not just at Justice, has hundreds, and maybe thousands, of people whose job is to populate chat rooms, forums, and any and all comment sites to promote Obama and his agenda, and to head off opposition. It all started like clockwork back during the primaries, and has continued.
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The Left, and their deputies in the media, went nuts when our military tried to create a group of information experts in Iraq to counter-act insurgent propaganda. But nothing will be reported about this.
Maybe they should move from one-time Viagra onto 24-hour Cialis!
“The Obama Justice Department’s Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?”
My one disappointment with Glenn Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, etc:
Who pays these covert operators and how much, e.g., the blogging
team and our Czars?
Are we paying for it with our coerced tax dollars?
Are they working for nothing, but getting checks from Soros/The Tides
Or are they even more dangerous: working for lunch money because
they are “true believers”?
“Follow The Money” with the Czars and Obama’a White House Plumbers
might be the most incindiary/explosive episode Beck, Hannity, etc.
might ever air.
LOL, based on what?
Can this be legal
These days we have two options- inept vs. Evil.
I don’t know. Its being done in secret, in a never-ending campaign for Obama. Its government employees posing as if they were not, on the clock, paid for and authorized. I’m no lawyer, so lawyers please chime in at any time.
In case you missed it, a newbie wants help..
YouTube is definitely a place where a lot of ignoramuses post on behalf of Obama with sarcastic remarks if you hit a nerve with a lot of details.
I’m not a lawyer but I suspect that it is a criminal offense to use Federal resources to effectively campaign for Obama. If this can be proven, criminal charges should be filed.
Yeah! Right....Only a rock-solid head-up-their-butt "moderate" would "seriously" even ask that question....
"Is it Illegal?"....ranks with other pontifications such as:
A serous questioner would ask, rhetorically: "How long before we take pitchforks in hand?"
If it’s found to be, do you think they’ll actually stop?
What part of the Hatch Act don't you understand? This is a purely "political" involvement of government employees in a process to affect an election (the next one) outcome.
The latest grift involved them trying to find out if Orly had media based evidence of a private meeting with one Judge Land and Holder at a coffee shop. allegedly to discuss the disposition of a "Birther" case in which discovery was being requested.Of course she has photos , lifted from the coffee shops security camera tapes! This drove them absolutely mad.
The DOJ blogging team is a measure of just how fearful the DOJ is of Orly Taitz and her patriotic work. The DOJ blogging team has defamed Taitz on FR threads, castigated her , decried her ability, and flamed right and center. The weak minded on FR go along with them.
To tell the truth many Freepers have enjoyed the DOJ blogging teams paid intervention of FR, simply because of the proof they provide that the president indeed has something truly destructive of his qualifications for office to hide.
As a matter of fact we have kept a secure list of their handles on FR, and are taking other trace initiatives through quietly negotiated tracing software on IP addresses.
And when the DOJ bloggers write their "final report" there will be a "final solution" for Free Republic, with hundreds of Freeper handles being investigated for their genuine names, addresses,social security numbers, and residential locations, under the guise of their being "right wing terrorists." as defined by Janet Napolitano at "Hoeland" Security.
1st Amendment Freedom of Speech? NEVERMIND!
The power of Free Republic as a site is measured by the fact that paid operatives are used to intervene , and gather intelligence. Freepers feed them as much disinformation as possible, subtly and skilfully in a war that has been secretly waged here for some months now,keeping these paid mavens here on a regular basis.
Keep your FRiends close. And your FRenemies even closer.
The DOJ are a great wonderful bunch of coconuts. Proving the truth of what Jonah Goldberg has written about smuley faced fascismm in his book:
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of America;s Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.
Funny thing about really accurate history books such as Goldberg's. They provide accurate methods of contextual prediction. The DOJ team has its underpinnings in the same place as that of Himmler, and Eichmann.
It is imperative that we fight them with all the focus and intelligence we can bring to bear.
And we paid for the nea propaganda for nobama.