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White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media
Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11

Posted on 05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT by markomalley

The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories:

The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and his policies as his re-election campaign gears up.

If you’re going to post something online about Obama that isn’t true, Lee is going to be the one to handle you. Considering that Lee’s first tweet about his new position included a picture of The Terminator, we suggest you watch what you say OR BE DESTROYED.

Okay that was a little dramatic, but you get the idea.


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1 posted on 05/24/2011 6:31:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Sounds like the Minister of Propaganda, but that title was probably already trademarked or something.


2 posted on 05/24/2011 6:33:08 AM PDT by VRWCmember (_!_)
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To: markomalley

Enemies List Manager.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 6:34:40 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Goebbels


4 posted on 05/24/2011 6:35:35 AM PDT by madison10
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To: markomalley

Wow! Squashing bad press MORE than they do now?


5 posted on 05/24/2011 6:35:48 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: markomalley
Director of Progressive Media

Of course...

6 posted on 05/24/2011 6:35:58 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: markomalley

Spreading the wealth around ain’t easy.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 6:36:04 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: markomalley

The return of the committee on public information.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 6:36:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

If you tell the TRUTH about 0 and his policies expect a visit!


9 posted on 05/24/2011 6:36:49 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: markomalley

This story = a White House funded war room full of dozens of paid trolls

Viking kitties need to be on alert.


10 posted on 05/24/2011 6:38:31 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: markomalley
And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and his policies as his re-election campaign gears up.

How is this even legal?

11 posted on 05/24/2011 6:40:28 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: markomalley

They own the print media, why not the online media too.


12 posted on 05/24/2011 6:40:28 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA, DO YOU HEAR ME NOW........... '67 BORDERS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN)
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To: Jim Robinson

You heard about this move, Jim?
Scary stuff happening more and more.
Considering FR IS the online media, I thought you might want a heads up on this.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 6:41:11 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: markomalley
Isn't this illegal? Using Federal Employees and facilities for Election purposes.
14 posted on 05/24/2011 6:41:31 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: markomalley

What’s his FReeper handle?


15 posted on 05/24/2011 6:41:51 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: 240B

More like taxpayer funded war room.

Isn’t that something that we are paying for an operation that directly violates the first ammendment and is used as a tool against us as well?

And GW Bush caught hell for listening in on terrorists cell phone calls. hmmm.


16 posted on 05/24/2011 6:42:17 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: markomalley

This picture (sixth from top), which depicts a supposedly innocent German citizen paying a Jewish man as the he sprays lies onto him, comes from a humor booklet circulated among the Nazi party, called Die Brennessel. Propaganda of this type is very rare among examples of wartime propaganda, and is almost exclusively found in World War II. This is probably because propaganda that demeans races or political groups, other than the enemy, does very little to boost or aid the wartime effort. However, propaganda of a type very similar is much more common than thought today, and comes to us in the form of political cartoons or political advertising. Political cartoons often demean or mock groups based of stereotypes or prejudices.( Dum Granny over the Cliff) Although the purpose of these cartoons is undoubtedly different from the German anti-Semitic propaganda, many comparisons can be drawn between the two. Both, and all of this type of propaganda, use humor to make a point, and exaggerate stereotypes of the group it wishes to demean. Although this propaganda is rarely used heavily in wartime, in peacetime it becomes extremely important. Political cartoons very similar to those in Die Brennessel and other Nazi publications can be found in almost any newspaper or magazine published today.

German propaganda was extremely important to the course of World War II. By taking control of the media and only printing or broadcasting Nazi material, the Reich was able to effectively flood Germany with its propaganda. This, combined with the genius of men like Joseph Goebbels, created one of the most potent barrages of wartime propaganda in history. (The zero Admin is fashining the “new” Ministry of Propaganda.)

http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111500/ww2/german/naziprop.htm


17 posted on 05/24/2011 6:42:19 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: markomalley

Goebbels, if he were still alive, would have been perfect for this position.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 6:43:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley


Very intimidating. LOL!!
19 posted on 05/24/2011 6:43:37 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Falcon4.0

Silly conservative. Laws don’t apply to leftists.

/wish I was kidding


20 posted on 05/24/2011 6:43:56 AM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: RandallFlagg

I wouldn’t worry about it too much. They’ve been doing it all along and haven’t been very effective because they’re quite simply dumber than a sack of hammers.


21 posted on 05/24/2011 6:44:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

Ministry of Truth!


22 posted on 05/24/2011 6:44:27 AM PDT by mountainlion (A nation that forgets it's past has no future. WinstonChirchill)
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To: Pat4ever

a gigantic undertaking...


23 posted on 05/24/2011 6:45:56 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: dfwgator
Goebbles learned it from Woodrow Wilson's buddy Edward Bernays.

Goebbels was using my book Crystallizing Public Opinion as a basis for his destructive campaign against the Jews of Germany. This shocked me.

-Edward Bernays 1965
24 posted on 05/24/2011 6:50:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

Men may spurn our appeals,
reject our message,
oppose our arguments,
despise our persons,
but they are helpless
against our prayers.

~ J. Sidlow Baxter ~


25 posted on 05/24/2011 6:51:42 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: markomalley

Anybody know what his/her/their FR screen name is??


26 posted on 05/24/2011 6:52:20 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: Marty62

All acceptable articles, posts, and op-eds that portray our glorious leader in a pure light will please move to the right to receive your next assignments, those found lacking please proceed left for delousing and a hot shower, after which you may collect your personal items.


27 posted on 05/24/2011 6:53:39 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Texas resident
I think they may have been tipped off by Obama’s Israel Surprise speech. On the major news websites, the MSM (believe it or not), the comments were crazy negative to Obama.

Someone said the ratios were outrageous like 50:1 (or more) negative to the speech.

Once this propaganda department gets going, they will jump on everything Obama related and flood it pro-Obama posts. Youtube, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, everything will be targeted.

They can even extend this into entertainment, movies, tv, books, and flood them with positive or negative reviews to influence the public on which movies to see, which shows to watch, and which books to read.

Welcome to the USSA. It is here now. Liberals have no ethics at all, and obey no laws or rules. To them it is alway victory at any cost. Even if that means the loss of their own freedom and wealth, which it what it will eventually come to. Although, they don't know that yet.

FR should be very wary of all 'new members' approaching the election. I'm sure they already are.

28 posted on 05/24/2011 6:57:23 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: markomalley

Does this mean individual FReepers will be getting personal visits from this thug’s “friends” for saying things that they disagree with?


29 posted on 05/24/2011 6:58:21 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SpaceBar

The scarey thing is there are millions that would willingly do just that.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 7:00:31 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: 240B

Check out post number 24 and look it the posting history. Nothing but a seminar posting troll who favors the national popular vote.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2721003/posts


31 posted on 05/24/2011 7:02:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

So the WH has appointed Jesse Lee blah blah. Ok, hey Jesse: FUBO!!


32 posted on 05/24/2011 7:02:51 AM PDT by gcraig (Freedom isn't free)
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To: markomalley

Inner or Outer party member?


33 posted on 05/24/2011 7:06:47 AM PDT by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: 240B

Yep. I expect FR to get flooded and soon.
baraq tried this crap early on with pop up ads on yahoo.
“Obama wants you to go back to college. Click here to see how.” I thought WOW, he is advertising himself as something that no other president has been. Eerie similarities to the rulers of China and North Korea.
The press went all in on baraq. They don’t have to worry about their bottom line anymore because george soros is funding them. They don’t have to be concerned with lack of customers. They are now a fully paid for propaganda arm for baraq. Also eerie to watch the media morph from the arm of the dimrat party to the arm of the baraq regime.
And no one in power will stand up to this guy.


34 posted on 05/24/2011 7:09:06 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: 240B

Seminar “callers” on steroids, eh?


35 posted on 05/24/2011 7:23:34 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: markomalley

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2724274/posts

Only the government can troll internet sites. All others will be prosecuted.


36 posted on 05/24/2011 7:27:41 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: markomalley; LucyT; Red Steel; MHGinTN; PA Engineer; editor-surveyor; philman_36; azishot

And another one.


37 posted on 05/24/2011 7:32:01 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: Texas resident
The press went all in on baraq. They don’t have to worry about their bottom line anymore because george soros is funding them. They don’t have to be concerned with lack of customers. They are now a fully paid for propaganda arm for baraq. Also eerie to watch the media morph from the arm of the dimrat party to the arm of the baraq regime.


Funny you should say that. Just this morning I happened to notice how much of my news I get from England and Canada.

Not intentionally. No boycott or anything like that. I just can't read or get interested in ‘American’ news outlets. The news is so watered down and propagandized, it is just plain not interesting. In American news, you can read a page or three pages of any event and walk away with more questions than answers. They just don't report anything worth reading. It is always some vague outline along the lines of, "Today, somebody shot somebody over something! No details were provided."

Then you read the Brit or Canadian paper and find out it was a Muslim or a Black guy attacking a White guy over racial or religious issues. This is something the American Media would never report factually under any circumstances. And even when they do, they feel compelled to counter it with, "but Christians are just as bad or worse." Who wants to hear that crap?

Whenever I read, ‘name withheld’ I know immediately that a Muslim or some ‘protected’ minority was involved. They have no problem plastering White criminals all over everything.

Oh well, they can propagandize all they want. It wont do much good if nobody is reading the stuff. It is like having gruel for breakfast lunch and dinner, everyday. No one wants that.

P.S. After working for years trying to convince us that a committed Black Muslim is really a Christian, the American MSM are now jumping the shark by trying to convince America that a Black Muslim Marxist with a Kenyan/Indonesian Muslim background (by his own admission) is really just a 'good ol' boy' Irish guy. HaHaHa, there is nothing these guys will not try. It is laughable. Oh yeah, Barack Hussien Obama? Yeah, I heard he's Irish. Hussein is an Irish name, isn't it? LOL

38 posted on 05/24/2011 7:35:59 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Texas resident

>>Yep. I expect FR to get flooded and soon.<<


Start with reply # 385 below and you will see several sign up dates for 2010-08-30.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2579985/posts?page=358#358


39 posted on 05/24/2011 7:36:21 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: cripplecreek

Decades ago, when studying subliminal messaging, I read the name Bernays and about his concepts. When Glenn Beck raised the name again in conjunction with what is going on now world-wide, it struck like a thunderbolt! Even Glenn doesn’t comprehend the level of manipulation now running loose in media and the body politic. But I’m thankful Glenn re-raised the spectre of Bernays. ... Have you ever read the book ‘Subliminal Seduction’? It’s about advertising techniques. I first ran across it while working American Studies classes.


40 posted on 05/24/2011 7:37:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: 240B

He was trained at We Got No Rice University in North Korea.
FYI: Dude at the White House; the above statement is satire, is satire still ok? Oh crap someone is at my door and I haven’t even clicked on post yet......help


41 posted on 05/24/2011 7:41:02 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: Jedidah
What’s his FReeper handle?

Post of the day!!

42 posted on 05/24/2011 7:41:15 AM PDT by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: NonValueAdded
Seminar “callers” on steroids, eh?

I've noticed on talk radio recently that we appear to be living through The Year of the Angry Black Seminar Caller. Not five minutes will go by after a host criticism of The One before they will have some agitated black guy on the line trying to slap him down for being wrong about everything. Of course they are so ham-handed and transparent at this it is not very effective. But there must be a small army of them out there listening.
43 posted on 05/24/2011 7:41:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MHGinTN
Cass Sunstein is a master propagandist.

"We think that, as my co-author, Thaler and I, that there's a little Homer Simpson in all of us. Sometimes we have self-control problems, sometimes we're impulsive and that in these circumstances, both private and public institutions, without coercing, can make our lives a lot better.

"Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there's a lot that can be done to manipulate them."

44 posted on 05/24/2011 7:42:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: little jeremiah

Thanks, lj.

They live among us....already.


45 posted on 05/24/2011 7:45:14 AM PDT by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: VRWCmember
Sounds like tax dollars are being used to help keep Obama’s poll numbers up.
46 posted on 05/24/2011 7:47:17 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: mojitojoe

Hmm


47 posted on 05/24/2011 7:57:57 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: markomalley
link

Facebook seems to also be making changes. Interesting timing, since they hired Gibbs, are buddy,buddy with Obama and Goldman Sachs is involved.

This new office will probably involve fake Obama Facebook posters.

....Facebook’s managers are deploying a new software upgrade that will dismantle myriad groups of like-minded political activists unless they get a special software-key from the company.

48 posted on 05/24/2011 7:58:47 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: All
I'm sorry guys. I did not intend in any way to set off a witch hunt on FR. I cannot do anything, so it is a wasted post sending to me. I'm just an average user and nothing more.

Please do not send me anymore suspected troll posts or mail.

The Mods and the Kitties can handle things just fine the same way they always have. Cheers :o)

Bedimere: there are ways of telling if she's a witch. What do you do with witches?

Villagers: Burn them!

Bedimere: And what do you burn, apart from witches?

Villagers: Wood?

Bedimere: Right! So why do witches burn?

Villagers: Because they're made of wood?

Bedimere: Right! . Now, what else do you do with wood?

Villagers: Build bridges with it!

Bedimere: But do we not also build bridges from stone; does wood float in water?

Villagers: Yes.

Bedimere: And what else floats in water?

King Arthur: (after more confused suggestions from the villagers) A duck!

Bedimere: Right! So, if she weighs the same as a duck, she'd float in water, and she must be made of wood, so.

Villagers: A witch! Burn her!

49 posted on 05/24/2011 8:02:48 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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