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  • Unreal… Obama’s Organizing for America Website Running Astroturfed ‘Letter to the Editor’

    04/12/2010 4:57:47 AM PDT · by radioone · 6 replies · 507+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-11-10 | Jim Hoft
    They know their nationalized health care plan is a dog. Most Americans oppose it. Only 1 of 3 Americans like it. So the King of Astroturf is running a letter to the editor campaign on his Organizing for America website and in an email to supporters. The astroturfers want you to flood your local newspaper with letters in support of Obamacare.
  • The ‘Ellie Light’ Scandal

    02/03/2010 7:41:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 881+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 27, 2010 | L. Brent Bozell III
    The declining (or is it dying?) newspaper industry has suffered another blow to its image as punctilious skeptic. So much for the motto, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” It turns out a pile of American newspapers can’t manage to check out the most basic information about people who are flat-out using their pages to push political agendas. A person with the name of “Ellie Light” has been successfully published with the same letter in at least 68 newspapers defending President Obama – defrauding the editors by using local addresses. Reports have “her” published in two...
  • Ellie Light and Her Brothers-in-Arms

    01/30/2010 12:51:56 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 5 replies · 433+ views
    Little Miss Attila ^ | 1/25/2010 | Little Miss Attila
    Glenn has a roundup of All Things Ellie-Related. Also, there was an interesting discussion yesterday at Althouse’s digs about why someone would bother to change his or her address so many times, and yet use the same letter text, and the identical name. I’ll believe she’s a real person when she has a reporter over to one of her many residences. UPDATE, 5:48 a.m. Ellie herself responds in my comments section: Well, Actually, I am a real person, and I’m right here. It’s been suggested that I, Ellie Light, am Michelle Obama, or the Award-winning author Samantha Powers, and not...
  • Iowahawk: To The Editor

    01/29/2010 1:23:16 PM PST · by radioone · 17 replies · 639+ views
    Iowahawk ^ | 1-28-009 | Iowahawk
    As a longtime reader of __Iowahawk Blog__ I must say that I am sick and tired of the constant negative griping and complaining you direct at ___elected Democratic official__ . Speaking for the vast silent majority of __Iowahawk Blog__ readers, it is finally time to set the record straight.
  • California Health Care Worker Claims Pseudonym 'Ellie Light'

    01/27/2010 12:27:47 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 6 replies · 552+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/27/10
    The Plain Dealer had reported that a traveling nurse named Barbara Brooks owned up to the letters. Brooks told the newspaper that Steward is her husband, and that while he denied they're still married, she reportedly said he is "making up all kinds of garbage" for fear of being targeted by "right-wing crazies."
  • The "Ellie Light" Scandal

    01/27/2010 4:15:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,318+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    The declining (or is it dying?) newspaper industry has suffered another blow to its image as punctilious skeptic with the motto "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." It turns out, a pile of American newspapers can't manage to check out the most basic information about people who are flat-out using their pages to push political agendas. A person with the name of "Ellie Light" has been successfully published with the same letter in at least 68 newspapers defending President Obama -- defrauding the editors by using local addresses. Reports have "her" published in two papers overseas....
  • BREAKING UPDATE!!! Ellie Light Mystery Revealed She is Really Winston Steward

    01/26/2010 7:34:21 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 1,457+ views
    Earlier tonight we posted the weird going on in the Ellie Light saga: Today went from weird to something out of an episode of the Twilight Zone. This morning the Cleveland Plain Dealer got a call from Ellie Light. Then this afternoon they got a call from a second person claiming to be Ellie Light. Will the the real Ellie Light PLEASE Stand Up ? The real Ellie Light was really #1 the "woman with the deep voice" she contacted the paper again tonight. A man who identified himself as Winston Steward, 51, of Frazier Park, Calif., says he made...
  • Good news: “Ellie Light” comes clean, admits she’s a guy

    01/26/2010 7:17:31 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 45 replies · 1,943+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. “I am Winston Steward and have been sending the letters from Ellie Light,” he told The Plain Dealer in an e-mail late Tuesday, following a phone interview in which he said the same. “I hope this ends any confusion and sets the record straight.”… He repeated that in an e-mail, using the same account as he had when using the name “Ellie Light.” He said, however, that he and Brooks are no longer married, a point Brooks disputed. “He’s making up all kinds of garbage,” she said. “We’re not divorced. We’re not separated. He just doesn’t...
  • Twilight Zone Meets Obama Astroturf: TWO DIFFERENT Ellie Lights Call The Cleveland Plain Dealer

    01/26/2010 5:24:10 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 572+ views
    Last week the Cleveland Plain Dealer broke the strange story about Presidential astroturfer "Ellie Light" More than 40 different Letters to the Editor have turned up in newspapers across the country all, written by someone named Ellie Light, each one defends Barack Obama. Each Ellie Light letter claims to live within the circulation area of each newspaper. The letters are nearly identical in grammar, tone, and gist. The letters also contain the following closing statement: "...and a president can’t just wave a magic wand and fix everything." Over the weekend it got weirder, we discovered another Astroturfer, Mark Spivey. Mark...
  • “Ellie Light” story turns a little bit freaky and a whole lot deaky

    01/26/2010 3:35:55 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies · 1,638+ views
    HotAir ^ | January 26, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Actually, I take it back. It’s a whole lot freaky, too. The nutshell version: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer spoke to “Ellie Light” on the phone this morning and got her to admit — in a “husky voice” — that her name’s really Barbara Brooks, she’s a nurse, and that she wrote the letters on her own initiative. She gave them some personal information to verify her existence and it checked out. Later today, another woman — not husky-voiced — called the Plain-Dealer and said that she’s Barbara Brooks and that it’s actually her husband, a Kossack named Winston Steward, who’s responsible...
  • Ellie Light, mystery letter writer: Is she the nurse named Barbara or the man named Winston?

    01/26/2010 1:18:51 PM PST · by MissTickly · 16 replies · 735+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 1/26/2010 | Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- Ellie Light, the ubiquitous letter writer arousing blogosphere suspicions that she is a White House operative spreading the gospel of Barack Obama, may really be a man who works as a respiratory therapist. Or it may be a woman who works as a traveling nurse. Either way, there's big trouble in his and her household. And the story gets stranger. It begins with The Plain Dealer's publication on cleveland.com Thursday that a woman using the name Ellie Light was duping newspapers nationwide by giving them "local" addresses in letters to the editor that she penned defending President Obama's...
  • ALL THE PRESIDENT’S ASTROTURFERS: THE CURIOUS CASE OF ELLIE LIGHT

    01/26/2010 6:05:09 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 424+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/26/2010 | Gary P.
    This is actually pretty common practice for unions. Many provide members to go out and campaign for democrat candidates. SEIU, which is part of the same group that founded ACORN, is notorious for sending union thugs by the bus loads to events. These purple shirted bullies were sent out in force to town hall events this past summer, and were given priority admittance in order to drown out opposition to Obama’s unconstitutional health care “reform” legislation. Again, astroturfing to give the appearance of support for something that every single poll out there shows is wildly unpopular.
  • Ellie Light Revealed - Woman Claims She is Ellie Light

    01/26/2010 10:13:28 AM PST · by The Big Feed · 21 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | January 26, 2010 | Captain Thurston
    She claims to be a traveling nurse. Audio at the link. UPDATE: Cleveland.com is claiming her true name is Barbara Brooks. And her real name is Barbara Brooks. Or so she told The Plain Dealer today after a series of phone interviews, e-mails and records checks involving Brooks/Light, a family member, licensing records and property information. The 51-year-old woman provided her address on Monday night to The Plain Dealer, and what she says is her real name in conversations today that followed checks of public records.
  • The Dark Side of ‘Ellie Light’ (Left attacks conservative 'gays')

    01/26/2010 10:10:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 816+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 26, 2010
    In case you haven’t heard, the Left has launched a smear campaign against the HillBuzz blog. I summarized the situation in an e-mail to a friend: A group of gay men in Chicago who supported Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries bolted when Obama got the nomination, and have continued blogging against the Obama agenda at their site, HilllBuzz. A couple of weeks ago, when HillBuzz started promoting Scott Brown’s campaign in Massachusetts (they dubbed him “Hottie McAwesome“), HillBuzz was threatened by the Left. And when they kept it up, they were then “outed” – i.e., their Internet anonymity was...
  • Ellie Light speaks

    01/26/2010 6:36:29 AM PST · by maggief · 144 replies · 3,434+ views
    Politico ^ | January 26, 2010 | Ben Smith
    EXCERPT Well, the mystery may be over. A woman who said her name was, in fact, Ellie Light called this morning into the radio show of Michael Smerconish, a national talker based in Philadelphia who has been friendly to Obama, to clear things up. "I'm only me," she said, identifying herself as a traveling nurse who works for 13-week stretches at hospitals around the country, and whose primary residence is in Southern California. "I need to own up – I did misrepresent my home town in some places," Light told Smerconish. Her logic in faking the addresses is one familiar...
  • Ellie Light discussed on 630 WMAL (D.C.) morning show today (audio linked)

    01/26/2010 9:10:51 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 29 replies · 844+ views
    News talk station 630 WMAL's morning staple, "The Grandy & Andy Morning Show", is on-air from 5am - 9am in Washington, DC. Hosts are Fred Grandy (former Iowa Republican Congressman) and Andy Parks, as well as news anchor Bryan Nehman. This morning, at approximately 6:25 am, and for about 4 to 5 minutes, the three hosts discussed the Ellie Light issue. To listen to the audio link, go to: - Grandy & Andy On Demand Tuesday (January 26th) - Click on "Download this show" - Listen from Minute # 35:28 to Minute # 37:16.
  • Michelle Malkin: Ellie Light's IP Address Looks like it Originates in California

    01/26/2010 6:40:17 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 42 replies · 1,620+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 26, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Michelle Malkin has reported that Ellie Light's IP address looks like it originates somewhere in California. Appearing on Hannity last night, she brought the audience up to speed with regards to the blogosphere's sleuthing efforts in outing this fake, Obama-praising fiend. Based on the efforts of two bloggers in particular—one by the name of Sabrina Eaton at the Plain Dealer in Ohio and the other being a guy who goes by "Patterico"—we know all these details about the incognito coward who calls herself "Ellie Light" and who's nothing but a pro-Obama, pro-Dem spreader of their talking points. California appears a...
  • Busted! Obama praise planted in U.S. newspapers

    01/26/2010 3:21:45 AM PST · by Man50D · 31 replies · 1,843+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 25, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    Obama supporters are flooding unsuspecting newspapers with pro-Obama letters purportedly from average citizens – with duplicate messages appearing in more than 70 publications across the nation. One writer identified as "Ellie Light" has published identical form letters in newspapers around the country. Sabrina Eaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Light claims to have different hometowns within the respective newspaper readership areas. Each letter is nearly identical in grammar, style and subject.
  • Frantic Obama supporter puts new spin on old medium (LA Times tackles Ellie Light)

    01/25/2010 2:05:37 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies · 1,312+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/25/10 | Andrew Malcom
    Her name, we think, is Ellie Light, or maybe that's a composite. Claiming to be a local resident, Ellie has been writing letters to editors all over the world defending President Obama against his critics. In nearly-identical letters to scores of publications, Light writes in defense of the president. Since news of her serial letter-writing campaign surfaced in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, one sleuth has tracked 70 sightings of Ellie Light letters. (She did not make the Los Angeles Times). This one ran in Ohio's Chillicothe Gazette, a template for the others: "Today, the president is being attacked as if...
  • Is Ellie Light Barack Obama? - expert analysis reveals possible link.

    01/25/2010 1:44:42 PM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 17 replies · 1,155+ views
    Self | January 26, 2010 | Lefty-lie-spy
    Through careful cryptographic and numerological analysis, it now becomes clear that Ellie Light is indeed Barack Hussein Obama, the President of the United States of America. "Ellie" is most certainly a cryptographic reference for "L. E.", which, if one counts back three letters in the alphabet for the letter "E", E-D-C-B, one stops at "B". For "L", if one counts three letters forward in the alphabet, L-M-N-O, one stops at "O". This provided us with "BO", or Barack Obama. Barack Obama was elected President on November, 3rd, 2009. Light, which may also be spelled "lite" is obviously a cryptographic and...