Skip to comments.White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media
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 Obamas 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 youre going to post something online about Obama that isnt true, Lee is going to be the one to handle you. Considering that Lees 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.
Sounds like the Minister of Propaganda, but that title was probably already trademarked or something.
Enemies List Manager.
Wow! Squashing bad press MORE than they do now?
Spreading the wealth around ain’t easy.
The return of the committee on public information.
If you tell the TRUTH about 0 and his policies expect a visit!
This story = a White House funded war room full of dozens of paid trolls
Viking kitties need to be on alert.
How is this even legal?
They own the print media, why not the online media too.
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.
What’s his FReeper handle?
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.
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.)
Goebbels, if he were still alive, would have been perfect for this position.
Silly conservative. Laws don’t apply to leftists.
/wish I was kidding
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