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WH Hires "Negative Story" Squasher
Townhall ^ | May 23, 2011 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 05/24/2011 5:57:48 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Welcome to the latest use of taxpayer dollars to shove Obama propaganda down your throat, on your dime. The White House has moved a staffer from the White House New Media Department into a position of "rapid media response," with a goal of squashing, or cleaning up negative stories about President Obama on the internet.

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.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commieganda; czaroflies; enemedia; fascism; fascism101; goebbels; hires; jesselee; leftganda; marxistcoup; may2011; ministryoftruth; negativestory; obamaganda; pmor; progressivemedia; propagandaministry; publicenlightenment; squasher; whitehouse
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More transparency at work.

Just a warning that the original story referenced is from the dreaded HP, so you may not want to click on the internal link.

1 posted on 05/24/2011 5:57:55 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Isn’t this what Josef Goebbels was hired to do?


2 posted on 05/24/2011 5:58:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And behold the official Memory Hole.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 6:01:37 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

WH Hires “Truth” Squasher


4 posted on 05/24/2011 6:01:52 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Boehner is content with his condition of impotence and wanting to be loved = bad news for the Republic.


5 posted on 05/24/2011 6:06:45 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

At HP, many comments about how this is ANTI-propaganda, a valiant effort to get the Truth out in the face of almost overwhelming lies. Pretty funny.


6 posted on 05/24/2011 6:07:18 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Boy are CBSNBCABCCNNMSNBCNYTWAPOLAT gonna be pissed!


7 posted on 05/24/2011 6:07:46 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Calypso Louie???.............
8 posted on 05/24/2011 6:08:08 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Note. He's to handle unfavorable stories, not necessarily inaccurate stories. It's all about perception, lol.
9 posted on 05/24/2011 6:13:00 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What next? An enemies list?


10 posted on 05/24/2011 6:14:23 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It is only a small step from vigorous online policing of politically embarrassing opinions, to unmarked vans of armed hoodlums “protecting the president's honor” in the larger scheme of things. Big things generally start small.
11 posted on 05/24/2011 6:14:41 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Fight back. Create ‘blog poster cells’ and spread totally bogus stories about Obama around the Internet and force the ‘Squasher’ into overwork.


12 posted on 05/24/2011 6:19:57 AM PDT by AU72
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
There has never been, in my memory, an Administration whose political operation was so thoroughly dominant a force within the White House. They have essentially removed the line between the office of the President (the Chief Executive) and the Democrat Party.

This does not normally happen in constitutional republics, or even democracies. It does however, routinely characterize governments dominated by a centralized cult of personality.

13 posted on 05/24/2011 6:22:42 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
His Jimmy Carter economically and Foregin Policy.

He is Nixon on dirty tricks.

14 posted on 05/24/2011 6:26:18 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe if we vote out the Negative Story Generator this wouldn’t be necessary...


15 posted on 05/24/2011 6:26:25 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 852 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Does this mean the Troll and Obot count will increase here?


16 posted on 05/24/2011 6:26:52 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: scooby321
He is Nixon on dirty tricks.

Maybe much worse IMHO. The Baraqqis have brought the "Chicago way" to the WH.

17 posted on 05/24/2011 6:27:37 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Dahoser
Boy are CBSNBCABCCNNMSNBCNYTWAPOLAT gonna be pissed!

Only because they thought that was their job...

18 posted on 05/24/2011 6:28:20 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 852 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: andy58-in-nh
They have essentially removed the line between the office of the President (the Chief Executive) and the Democrat Party.

And not one Democrat congressperson or senator will speak out or vote against ANYTHING he does or says -- NOT ONE! Sometimes I think the government has been taken over by outside hostile forces and the people in congress and the media are powerless to do anything about it. It's all just surreal. Doesn't feel like America any more.

19 posted on 05/24/2011 6:29:02 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What’s his screen name here on FR?


20 posted on 05/24/2011 6:29:10 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Texas Fossil
Does this mean the Troll and Obot count will increase here?

Naaahhh, we're already fully staffed...

21 posted on 05/24/2011 6:29:47 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 852 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: LucyT

FYI ping...


22 posted on 05/24/2011 6:30:26 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 852 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

In an EXTREMELY hot location, Josef Goebels has just lifted a toast to a mustached individual saying, “See, you were right. They’ve learned from you. In the end, your will be done.” (Sound of glasses clinking)


23 posted on 05/24/2011 6:31:49 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: scooby321
...Jimmy Carter economically and (on) Foreign Policy. He is Nixon on dirty tricks.

That's pretty close to the truth, I think. Except I might suggest Obama's foreign policy is closer to that of Woodrow Wilson: fuzzy-headed internationalism in any area where the US has a vital national interest coupled with military adventurism in areas where we do not.

24 posted on 05/24/2011 6:33:37 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not good.


25 posted on 05/24/2011 6:37:37 AM PDT by madison10
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To: scooby321

Obama:

All the domestic and international competence of Jimmy Carter.
All the honor and integrity of Dick Nixon.
All the calming, tranquilizing domestic force of Abraham Lincoln.
All the interpersonal skills of Adolph Hitler.
All of the love of our Democracy as Idi Amin.


26 posted on 05/24/2011 6:38:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: jersey117
It's all just surreal. Doesn't feel like America any more.

No, sadly it does not.

One of the advantages of integrating the Democrat political operation into the White House is an ability to control not only the message, but to keep the messengers all reading from the same playbook - sometimes using implicit threats in the process. ("Want money for your re-election campaign? Then shut up and say what we tell you to.")

Also, because the mainstream news media is about 95% Democrat, they are given whatever access they desire (viz.- Good Morning America's near-weekly "exclusive" interviews with Obama about the new color of the Oval Office wallpaper or whatever). In that way, David Plouffe and Valerie Jarrett keep everyone and everything on message, without filters, and also provide the means for coordinated attacks on those who refuse to play along (FOX News).

No, it doesn't feel like America at all. It feels more like Venezuela. Only without the oil.

27 posted on 05/24/2011 6:48:16 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: null and void

Can we simply not become Negative Story Generators ourselves? Overwhelm this idiot warroom?

Is it true, for instance, what I’ve heard about Obama wearing a bra and panties under his suit during major speeches?


28 posted on 05/24/2011 7:00:15 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: LucyT

Will they hire more pests to troll on FR?


29 posted on 05/24/2011 7:03:09 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I missed the beginning but FOX News interviewed some guy that is part of this and what struck me is the man said their focus is on his base voters because many of them have the misconception that his policies aren’t working and it is because of the “untruths” out there. Supposedly the focus is not on the “squishy middle” voter but his base. Seems the man was worried many that voted for Obama before would not vote for him again. Imagine that. I was surprised they would admit their base may not be so happy.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 7:11:46 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’ve already spent tax money to hire lawyers to put Terry Lakin in jail and to tell the entire American public that the Constitution and rule of law are none of our da..ed business. Now they’re spending tax money to make sure that the small whisper each of us have compared to the megaphones of the complicit media has to be spent piddling with people who know they’re lying and just want to blow smoke everywhere to cloud the truth.

Could this administration do anything more to piss on the American people and destroy the American infrastructure?

I think every storm that this year sees should be called “Storm Obama”, because what tornadoes are doing to people’s houses.... is piddles compared to what Obama is doing to the fabric of this nation. Deliberately.

The House needs to defund the White House Communications Department. They have proven they are Goebbels on steroids.


31 posted on 05/24/2011 7:12:25 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Tammy8

Does an Obama base voter get news from anyplace but the kneepad press?


32 posted on 05/24/2011 7:14:18 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: dagogo redux

If the world falls into a “nobody can be trusted” mode Obama wins. Think the boy who cried wolf. When there is NOBODY who can be believed on a critical message because everybody has continuously lied, the person who wins is the wolf.

That would be Obama.

We have to stay above the lies.


33 posted on 05/24/2011 7:16:25 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: null and void

Exactamundo!


34 posted on 05/24/2011 7:19:12 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: butterdezillion

That is what I thought...maybe they will have to put a troll force on DU. That would be funny.


35 posted on 05/24/2011 7:20:15 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; LucyT; Red Steel; MHGinTN; PA Engineer; editor-surveyor; philman_36; ...

Hmmm.


36 posted on 05/24/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: mojitojoe

Hmm


37 posted on 05/24/2011 7:57:33 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Alternate title:

The Prince of Lies hires a Czar of Lies...


38 posted on 05/24/2011 8:13:57 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 852 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: little jeremiah
This isn't new. The same thing has been going on for years. The Clintons (yes, both of them) did it with their "War Room" strategy.
All this administration is doing is trying to legitimize such tactics with an official position instead of keeping it behind the curtains.
39 posted on 05/24/2011 8:20:33 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

And ramping it up because so many get news on the internet now.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 8:22:02 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Tammy8
...some guy that is part of this...
Snip...their focus is on his base voters because many of them have the misconception that his policies aren’t working and it is because of the “untruths” out there.
Oh, please! What do you expect him to say? He certainly isn't going to tell the truth. He's simply putting out a "reasonable explanation".
As if the liberal base isn't already fawning at the current administration's feet and needs to be swayed.

I'll be looking for a clip of the interview so I can post it. I really want to hear this guy in his own words now.

41 posted on 05/24/2011 8:29:02 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Tammy8
All I've found so far is Rove commenting...
White House Creates 2012 Rapid Response Team
Karl Rove predicts Obama will run most negative reelection campaign ever seen by a president
42 posted on 05/24/2011 8:34:03 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

so what you’re saying is that “Jesse Lee” is one and all the same trolls we’ve been seeing, and elsewhere, huh?


43 posted on 05/24/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Tammy8
...some guy that is part of this...
Steve/Brian on Fox and Friends said it.
Fox & Friends Calls Leader Of Obama's Smear-Fighting Team "Obama's Newest Czar"
1:28 mark

If that isn't it I'd appreciate a little more info on which Fox show you heard that spoken about.

44 posted on 05/24/2011 8:43:42 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; All

He better get busy...

Orly Taitz has obtained a subpoena from the United States District Court in the District of Columbia in the case Taitz v. Astrue for Ms. Fuddy to appear in person for deposition together with the original document. The appearance is set for June 27th at 10:00 am...

“Subpoena for Loretta Fuddy, director of HI Health Department”

http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/?p=22089


45 posted on 05/24/2011 9:36:47 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hitler was cloned but the color was changed.


46 posted on 05/24/2011 9:49:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; LucyT; Bikkuri; faucetman; warsaw44; ColdOne; wintertime; Fred Nerks; ...

Ping.............

When the regime announced their intentions today, it means that they’re already in the seventh inning and are NOT winning.

I believe they’re trying one of the oldest weapons, scaring you enough to achieve self-censorship out of shear fear. Maybe it’s the needed “nudge” from good ol’ Cass Sunstein!

Here are some of the thoughts that 0b0z0 and his Communist regime are trying to put in your head.

“I don’t want to write this, they’ll come after me, let somebody else write it, I didn’t read that and I’ll stay away from commenting on it, I hate this but I’m ONE person, what am I going to do about it?, I’m comfortable and don’t want the government after me and my family, etc.”

When you have those types of thoughts in your head, you lost your freedom. You don’t have to be in prison to lose your freedom and that is what is called soft dictatorship. When you don’t act according to your principles, you’re accelerating the transformation from soft dictatorship to a harsh dictatorship where the Communists will be openly arresting people as “anti-government to protect the citizens.”

If you let them get to you, you’ll be living in the big prison run by intimidating Communists who “transformed” the USA as we knew it to the new USSA that they always wanted.

Benjamin Franklin’s said, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately” was made at the signing of the Declaration of Independence on August 2nd 1776.

I’ll ping a copy of the above to the other thread.

.


47 posted on 05/24/2011 10:38:48 AM PDT by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: AU72
Fight back. Create ‘blog poster cells’ and spread totally bogus stories about Obama around the Internet and force the ‘Squasher’ into overwork.

A little "Cloward-Piven" in reverse. We have the numbers, but they have all the taxpayer cash they want to run their spin campaign.

48 posted on 05/24/2011 10:57:28 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: melancholy

Thanks for the info.


49 posted on 05/24/2011 11:02:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: philman_36

It was yesterday evening, I missed F & F this morning- I don’t think it was on Hannity or O’Reilly- I wasn’t watching the show- just walked through the living room and they said this man (didn’t catch his name) was going to explain what the purpose of this is- he said it wasn’t to target Republicans (sure we all believe that one) and the man said it was actually aimed at their supporters that might be under a misconception about what the admimistration has accomplished due to untruths and incomplete information being spread. I don’t know if the man speaking was the man that is supposed to be in charge or if it was someone else. Sorry I didn’t get more, if I see any more about it I will get you the info.


50 posted on 05/24/2011 12:10:33 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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