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Facebook May Hire Robert Gibbs, Former Obama Aide
NYTimes ^ | March 28, 2011 | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

Posted on 03/28/2011 6:05:28 AM PDT by maggief

Facebook is in talks to hire Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former White House press secretary, for a senior role in helping to manage the company’s communications, people briefed on the negotiations said.

Facebook is seeking out Mr. Gibbs ahead of an initial public offering planned for early 2012, these people said.

The talks are still at an early stage and no formal offer has been made, these people said, adding it remained possible that the discussions could collapse.

(Excerpt) Read more at dealbook.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: facebook; obama; robertgibbs

1 posted on 03/28/2011 6:05:30 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
In other news

Face Book change's name to TWO Faced BOOK

2 posted on 03/28/2011 6:07:50 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: maggief

Gibbs is going where the money is. Facebook is making a fortune.


3 posted on 03/28/2011 6:08:11 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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He’ll help run it in the ditch.


4 posted on 03/28/2011 6:09:21 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: maggief

Help manage their communication...that’s rich, he was the most incoherent Press Secretary I have ever seen.


5 posted on 03/28/2011 6:11:09 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Political favors.

Ka CHING!


6 posted on 03/28/2011 6:11:42 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Gibbs wasn’t terribly impressive and the new guy is an epic failure.

That said, those of you who are anti-Facebook need to get with the 21st century and establish an account.

Social media is a great way to influence your family and friends. I often post articles and news they never would have been exposed to, news that perky Katie types ignore.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 6:14:22 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: maggief

“In private trading, Facebook shares have soared to about $84 billion in value since the beginning of the year, up 70% since Goldman helped Facebook raise a $1.5 billion round of financing in January.”

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052970204582404576214661048667434.html?mod=BOL_mp_emailed_today


8 posted on 03/28/2011 6:15:03 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: maggief

Facebook — isn’t that the social networking site that is going to help school principals and their minions monitor students’ comments 24 hours a day regarding homosexuality, bullying, racism, etc.?

When kids and their parents get wind of this next month(Obama bullying summit), Facebook is going into the toilet. Gibbs should start looking for a real job.


9 posted on 03/28/2011 6:15:39 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Pete Souza/The White House

President Obama joins in a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011. Apple's Steve Jobs is to the president's left. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is to the president's right.

10 posted on 03/28/2011 6:19:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: TSgt

I’m also on Facebook and find it very informative. Every newspaper, tv station, tv show, politician, disease, author, movie, business, etc. has a Facebook page. If you’re interested in something, type it in FB’s search function, and you’ll find it.


11 posted on 03/28/2011 6:20:22 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: goldi
Facebook — isn’t that the social networking site that is going to help school principals and their minions monitor students’ comments 24 hours a day regarding homosexuality, bullying, racism, etc.?

The current networking sites are hostile to privacy. Check out, for example:

http://www.freedomboxfoundation.org/goals/index.en.html

12 posted on 03/28/2011 6:21:11 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: maggief

They couldn’t pass on such a smooth talking, silver tongued intellectual.

Uh, uh, uh, er, er, er, um, um, um,ummmmmm, ah,ah, ah, uh, uh.......


13 posted on 03/28/2011 6:22:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: maggief
I finally got to see "Social Network, and Mark Zuckerberg is portrayed as RUTHLESS in the movie.

He fits right in with obama.

14 posted on 03/28/2011 6:22:47 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: TSgt
Social media is a great way to influence your family and friends.

Unfortunately, it's also a great way to get reams of unsolicited junk email from people you don't know, and to be deluged with sales pitches for products and services you don't desire. I'm on FB, but I found that I had to scale back my public information to a bare minimum to avoid the nonsense.

15 posted on 03/28/2011 6:22:54 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: maggief

Send a message of support for Gibbs.

Close your Facebook account.


16 posted on 03/28/2011 6:27:37 AM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Unfortunately, it's also a great way to get reams of unsolicited junk email from people you don't know, and to be deluged with sales pitches for products and services you don't desire. I'm on FB, but I found that I had to scale back my public information to a bare minimum to avoid the nonsense.

On FB I also checked off every single privacy option, and I don't get bothered by e-mail.

17 posted on 03/28/2011 6:27:56 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: maggief

Looks like Gibbs isn’t counting on Obama for his future.


18 posted on 03/28/2011 6:29:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: maggief

First thing I thought about is the word “spy...”


19 posted on 03/28/2011 6:29:38 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

It’s clear to me ...

Gibb$
Facebook IPO May 2012
Obama 2012 campaign


20 posted on 03/28/2011 6:34:11 AM PDT by maggief
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To: goldi

Nothing is as reported, sounds. Suspect a political driven job using or manipulation Face-book for 2012


21 posted on 03/28/2011 6:35:50 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: sheikdetailfeather
First thing I thought about is the word “spy...”

Exactly. Big brother is watching. Plus Facebook is just for kids and old folks with nothing to do.

22 posted on 03/28/2011 6:38:19 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the Inman FReepers Meet July 23 Pray Jim Rob Can Make It)
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To: maggief

Yes it’s so obvious that this is paying tribute to the king for politcal favors.


23 posted on 03/28/2011 6:39:28 AM PDT by jtal
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To: opentalk

“Suspect a political driven job using or manipulation Face-book for 2012”

BINGO!

See my post #20.


24 posted on 03/28/2011 6:39:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
Apple's Steve Jobs is to the president's left. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is to the president's right.

Mark 10:37

25 posted on 03/28/2011 6:42:49 AM PDT by jtal
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To: maggief
Goldman Sachs involvement is also interesting given how much they seem to be involved with every administration.
26 posted on 03/28/2011 6:44:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Liz; hoosiermama; STARWISE; penelopesire; onyx; SE Mom

Smells like Gibb$ has himself a Rahm-esque deal ...

“1999 Just like that (snaps fingers)——in 1999, Rahm became managing director at their Chicago office. According to Congressional disclosures, Emanuel made $16.2 million in his 2 1/2 year stint as a Wasserstein Perella banker (AND probably paid all his taxes).”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2362974/posts


27 posted on 03/28/2011 6:47:25 AM PDT by maggief
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To: JIM O

Facebook and Google...1984.

Nuff said.


28 posted on 03/28/2011 6:57:31 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The real 1984 book, not the rewritten.


29 posted on 03/28/2011 6:59:18 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: maggief; stephenjohnbanker; Grampa Dave; Condor51; hoosiermama; STARWISE; penelopesire; GOPJ; ...
Gibbs getting a job? Oh please, this is another scam in the making. The Ohahas have so much money from years of looting----they are all sitting pretty on piles of US tax dollars, all of it stashed offshore.

NOTE that when Obama put Rahm in as COS---Rahm's first move was to takeover the US Treasury---an unprecedented move. Wall Street operator Rahm Emanuel also put his brother, Dr Zeke, in charge of Medicare/Aid billions and O/Care trillions.

=====================================================

GANGSTER GOVERNMENT SCAMMED TRILLIONS USING THE MADOFF MO Ponzi Madoff created a supersecret labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places overseas that hid thievery, money launderering and tax evasion.

"Professor" Obama surrounded himself with Wall Street shrewdies---like Chief Shrewdie Rahmn Emanuel. Wall Street knows how to make money disappear faster than a cream puff at a Weight Watcher weigh-in. Imagine the trillions stashed offshore...... tick tock, tick tock..... ======================================

Novelist Dean Koontz has postulated that at least $70 BILLION has been stolen by the Ohahas.I say must be more than $70B. The Ovomitons looted the Treasury of trillions---under the pretext of "saving" the economy. The Ovomitons went to work, looting and pillaging, as soon as they hit Washington. The phony trillions dollar bailout schemes were perfect vehicles for government fraud, kickbacks, money laundering, and tax evasion.

=================================

Ponzi king Madoff must be in awe of the "audacity" of these govt criminals who took a page out of fraudster Bernie's Playbook. Madoff's Ponzi fraud centered on a super-secret labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places overseas that hid thievery, money laundering, FEC fraud, and tax evasion.

30 posted on 03/28/2011 7:28:09 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz
Gibb's going to Facebook would be perfect, for OBAMA.

He could become Barry's own mini-me version of Joseph Göbbels. He could spread Obama propaganda better there than if he worked for the NY Slimes. Facebook has the exact demographics Barry wants and needs to pull off a fast one in 2012.

31 posted on 03/28/2011 7:49:58 AM PDT by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: JIM O
Face Book change's name to TWO Faced BOOK

************

BaghBoy Bob_1

32 posted on 03/28/2011 7:53:43 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: maggief

33 posted on 03/28/2011 8:06:25 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: maggief

If you want to front an evil operation with a buffoon for cover, then Gibbs is your man for sure! I’m not surprised Gibbs would be in great demand.


34 posted on 03/28/2011 9:18:37 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: Liz

One more reason for people to drop facebook.


35 posted on 03/28/2011 11:18:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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