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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...
  • Source Code for Ellie Light Emails

    01/25/2010 7:52:45 AM PST · by The Big Boo · 82 replies · 3,406+ views
    Hot Air Blog ^ | 1/25/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    From – Mon Jan 25 06:42:56 2010 X-Account-Key: account11 X-UIDL: UID204928-1203640919 X-Mozilla-Status: 0001 X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000 X-Mozilla-Keys: Return-path: Envelope-to: hotair@edmorrissey.com Delivery-date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 07:38:46 -0500 Received: from tosh-PC (host11-164-dynamic.59-82-r.retail.telecomitalia.it [82.59.164.11]) by (Postfix) with SMTP id DBC0C1E1C6AB Mon, 25 Jan 2010 06:38:30 -0600 (CST) Received: from [82.59.164.11] by web335.mail.yahoo.com via HTTP; Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:22:20 GMT Message-Id: Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:22:20 -0400 From: “Ellie Light” User-Agent: Mozilla 2.0 (Macintosh; I; 68K) MIME-Version: 1.0
  • Is Mitch Stewart the True Identity of Ellie Light? [Director, DNC's Organizing for America]

    01/25/2010 12:25:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1,030+ views
    PoliGazette ^ | January 25, 2010 | Michael Merritt
    The investigators of the blogosphere are hot on the trail of the elusive (or omnipresent; take your pick) Ellie Light. And now research has started into finding information about and where some of her friends are, including Mark Spivey, Janet Leigh, Gloria Elle, Jan Chen, Jen Park, Lars Deeman, John F. Scott, Earnest Gardner, and probably many more by the end of the night. Just in from Patterico is the news that Sabrina Eaton, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter who broke this story, has received some new correspondence from Ms. Light: In a Sunday morning e-mail to The Plain Dealer,...
  • Left-wing buyer’s remorse: funny, but frightening [Ellie Light incrementalists vs. radicals]

    01/25/2010 11:49:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 964+ views
    PoliGazette ^ | January 25, 2010 | Patrick Glenn
    The collapse of the Obama mystique is prompting ”progressives” to sort themselves into two different camps. The first camp, the Ellie Light incrementalists remain steadfastly behind The One, believing that Obama was thrust into an impossible situation and has been getting a raw deal not just from Reich Wing America, but from the media, progressive poseurs, etc. The second camp, which consists mostly of the pseudo-revolutionary activists, is now throwing Obama under his own bus. The social justice warriors of the second camp have been biting their tongues ever since Obama came into office with Geithner, Summers, Stimulus, and TARP...
  • Linking Ellie Light To The White House

    01/25/2010 11:10:15 AM PST · by Pessimist · 32 replies · 2,062+ views
    .. Left Coast Rebel made me aware of a comment left on his blog by someone claiming to be Ellie Light. The comment was left by someone using the screen name Winston44. In searching out that name, I found a Twitter account under it that has barely been used. The account has never tweeted and follows 18 individuals, with 9 following it. Given that we usually add people we know when we first open a Twitter account, I looked to see who the first individual was that Winston44 added. That would be Adam Segal. Adam J. Segal, President, The 2050...
  • The mysterious Ellie Light

    01/25/2010 10:17:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1,095+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | January 25, 2010 | Betsy Rothstein
    A "woman" named Ellie Light is suddenly appearing in publications nationwide, but who "she" is no one knows. "Her" message? President Obama never promised you a rose garden (or something to that effect). "Light's" message (as reported on Hotair.com) this weekend: "Today, the president is being attacked as if he'd promised that our problems would wash off in the morning. He never did. It's time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can't just wave a magic wand and fix everything." Reports Newsbusters.com: "Politico's Ben Smith was first to take the bait publishing the...
  • Democrats rethinking “blame Bush” strategy after Massachusetts flop

    01/25/2010 9:46:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 859+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats have gotten into the habit of running against George W. Bush. They won majorities in both houses of Congress in 2006 by running against Bush, and won a presidential election in 2008 with that strategy despite the fact that Bush wasn’t able to run. Barack Obama has spent most of the past year blaming his own ineffectiveness on his predecessor. So when the special election to replace Ted Kennedy got unexpectedly tight, Democrats figured that a healthy dose of Boogeyman Bush would send Democrats flocking to the polls. Instead, it demonstrated the emptiness of Democratic arguments for leadership: After...
  • Doing The Job The MSM Won’t Do

    01/25/2010 9:05:07 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 5 replies · 403+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-25-10 | Stoutcat
    Today’s Inside the Beltway column at the Washington Examiner reports that in 2009, mainstream media outlets proved to be far more interested in protecting President Obama from criticism than actually reporting on his policies and decisions. “Instead of acting as government watchdogs holding the people in power accountable, the nation’s broadcast news networks deliberately suppressed and de facto censored embarrassing scoops — at least until President Obama or Congress took action and made them impossible to ignore...” And so it fell to the bloggers to report on news like communist Van Jones, the weird science of ClimateGate, ACORN’s assistance to...
  • Ellie Light responds: Prolific pro-Obama letter writer talks about her online critics

    01/24/2010 9:09:14 PM PST · by MissTickly · 40 replies · 1,824+ views
    The Palin Dealer ^ | 1/24/2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    A well-traveled letter writer who has used dozens of different addresses to publish a pro-Obama letter-to-the-editor in at least 40 newspapers around the country in recent weeks denies allegations that she's secretly a White House official or is part of an organized propaganda campaign. But the Internet has been buzzing about Ellie Light since The Plain Dealer posted a story Thursday to cleveland.com that revealed her prolific letter-writing credits in newspapers ranging from the Philadelphia Daily News (which said she lived in Philadelphia) to the San Francisco Examiner (which said she lived in Daly City, Calif.). In comments, online readers...
  • Found: Ellie Light's Facebook Page (Updated)

    01/24/2010 6:47:35 PM PST · by ocr1 · 23 replies · 2,057+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/24/10 | Jim Hoft
    At last count Ellie Light has written the same letter defending Barack Obama to dozens of publications across the US, getting them published in at least 42 newspapers in 18 states, as well as Politico.com, the Washington Times, and USA Today. And Ellie has claimed residence in at least 18 of these states.So who is Ellie Light?Classical Values found her picture and, via Instapundit, Charlie Foxtrot may have more information.And then there’s this… Her Facebook page may give us a clue:Hat Tip Ed S.UPDATE: Jan Chen, Gloria Elle and Mark Spivey are all sending the same letter to the editor...
  • ‘Ellie Light’: Mysterious Letter Writing Obama Supporter?

    01/24/2010 5:32:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,061+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | January 23, 2010 | Shannon Bell
    Who is Ellie Light, mysterious letter writing Obama supporter; or political hack on the Administration’s payroll who claims to be just a common everyday citizen sticking up for her President? A person using the name Ellie Light has written a letter to several different media publications using different addresses, but the same name. That may not seem so unusual, what is unusual is that the letter was published in all of the publications. Coincidence? In each letter, Ellie Light defends Barack Obama’s position on just about everything and also uses the tired old “we inherited this mess” argument. For instance,...
  • OFA is source of astroturfed letters

    01/24/2010 3:29:46 PM PST · by JimWayne · 83 replies · 3,422+ views
    http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout has various calls for writing letters on several topics. Many letters on this site appear verbatim in various publications. Examples: http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/YouthLTE?js=false&zip=12345 http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22In+most+states%2C+companies+are+permitted+to+charge+a+22-year-old+woman+1.5+times+the+premium+of+a+22-year-old+man.%22&filter=0 The google result gives several links with sentences in them that are identical to the astroturf website of Teleprompter Jesus. e.g.: "In most states, companies are permitted to charge a 22-year-old woman 1.5 times the premium of a 22-year-old man." Also click on the link to support Sotomayor http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/SotomayorLetter?js=false&zip=12345 http://www.google.com/search?q=%22She’s+also+credited+with+saving+baseball.+In+1995,+Sotomayor+effectively+ended+the+baseball+strike+by+issuing+an+injunction+against+major+league+baseball+owners.%22&filter=0 Here the letters are verbatim as on OFA website.
  • Still More Astroturfing: Gloria Elle and Jan Chen Write the Same Anti-Republican, Pro-Obama Letter

    01/24/2010 2:45:52 PM PST · by Painesright · 52 replies · 1,969+ views
    Patterico.com ^ | 1/24/10 | Patterico.com
    Now that people are paying attention, the Astroturfers are coming out of the woodwork: Jan Chen of Seattle writes to the Northwest Asian Weekly (a small Asian paper serving the Seattle area): As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that drop you after you make a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a...
  • Who is Mark Spivey? Another Obama Astroturpher

    01/24/2010 1:15:04 PM PST · by Painesright · 26 replies · 1,060+ views
    Patterico.com ^ | 1/24/10 | Patterico.com
    ...Who is Mark Spivey? I know only this: that he is the author of this pro-Obama letter that has appeared in numerous publications: A recent Associated Press article stated that President Barack Obama’s hesitancy on the Afghan war buildup implies weakness. I wish world leaders had more of that kind of weakness. Clearly, Obama does not want to send soldiers into harm’s way without a clear goal, a solid plan and an exit strategy, three aspects sorely missing from former President George W. Bush’s military ventures. I know that we Americans are used to presidents who play cowboy, who say...
  • Another Fake Barak Obama Letter To Editor Writer Turns Up---Mark Spivey

    01/24/2010 11:44:53 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 54 replies · 1,838+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 1/24/10 | The Lid
    Earlier this week we learned about "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." That may be true, but the President's political adviser David Axlerod can wave a magic wand and send letters to...
  • Is This The President’s Fake Letter to the Editor

    01/24/2010 9:53:06 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 68 replies · 2,280+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/24/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper happened upon a curious letter to the editor in support of President Obama that seems to have suddenly popped up in nearly 40 newspapers across the country all at once. Every letter claims to be written by an "Elle Light" and all claim to be from a resident local to the newspaper's audience -- different hometowns used in each case. All are identical whether they've been printed in the Washington Times or the Los Banos Enterprise, a small newspaper in California. The letter jumps to the support of President Obama saying in part that President...
  • Show your representative that their constituents support reform (Ellie Light issue)

    01/24/2010 10:13:26 AM PST · by JimWayne · 7 replies · 468+ views
    Last weekend, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would bring truly comprehensive health reform to America. After this major decision, representatives will be watching their district very closely to see how constituents react. So we must publicly show that voters thank those who worked hard for reform and are counting on representatives who voted “no” to deliver in the future. Will you help make the case for reform by writing a quick letter to the editor of your local paper? Get started by entering your zip code in the box on the right:
  • Linking Ellie Light To The White House

    01/24/2010 9:42:11 AM PST · by Al B. · 42 replies · 2,494+ views
    Riehlworldview.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2010 | Dan Riehl
    If information I've been given is correct, there is circumstantial evidence linking now infamous letter writer Ellie Light to an international public relations firm involved with the White House in helping to promote health care reform. Left Coast Rebel made me aware of a comment left on his blog by someone claiming to be Ellie Light. The comment was left by someone using the screen name Winston44. In searching out that name, I found a Twitter account under it that has barely been used. The account has never tweeted and follows 18 individuals, with 9 following it. Given that we...
  • Main Street's Message

    01/24/2010 8:19:05 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 12 replies · 646+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 24, 2010 | By Salena Zito
    In a political year in which voters want to "throw the bums out," the last thing any candidate should do is run as the bum. That's why Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, lost his seat in New Jersey in November. It's why candidates such as Democrat Creigh Deeds in Virginia's gubernatorial race, Republican Dede Scozzafava in New York's congressional race and, yes, Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts all lost. They ran as bums - slang for incumbent. One can only imagine President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, saying to anyone within shouting distance last Tuesday night: "The people...
  • Facebookers Status Change: "Who Is Ellie Light?"

    01/24/2010 7:01:59 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 73 replies · 2,385+ views
    1-24-10
    A beautiful thing started happening on Facebook yesterday. People began changing their current status on the social network to "Who Is Ellie Light?", leaving many people wondering and obviously drawing curiosity amongst members and driving up trends on Yahoo and Google search. This is just a vanity and a suggestion that if you have a social network page i.e. Myspace or Facebook why not change your status for the day to Ellie Light and let the people on your friends list who might not be aware of the story go look it up? There is already a group running with...
  • Bogus Letter-Writer 'Ellie Light', Barack Obama's "Astroturf Czar"

    01/23/2010 8:59:11 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    Ever since the grass roots tea parties began, the progressives have tried to minimize them. They continue to call them, Tea Baggers, Nazis, Right Wing fringe, and of course Astroturf. The Astroturf charge is the most ironic as David Axelrod the President's Political adviser was once labeled by Business Week as The master of "Astroturfing", which is what PR industry insiders call the practice of "manufacturing grassroots support."According to Business Week, one of Axelrod's Astroturfing campaigns stealthily spent $15 million convincing Illinois taxpayers that their power would be shut off if they didn't approve an increase in their electric bills....
  • The Most Transparent Administration Ever? Not at DOJ (Flashback Ellie Light?)

    01/23/2010 9:19:33 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies · 1,462+ views
    NRO ^ | 10-06-09
    Tuesday, October 06, 2009 The Most Transparent Administration Ever? Not at DOJ [Hans von Spakovsky] Is the Department of Justice engaging in fraud, or is it simply trying to hide its propaganda? Those of you wondering how DOJ uses your tax dollars to enforce our nation’s laws might be interested to learn that Eric Holder has apparently hired former Democratic campaign bloggers to work at the department in what appears to be a secret propaganda unit. According to a story at The Muffled Oar website, the bloggers are housed in the Office of Public Affairs (the press office). Their job...
  • The Light Shown on the Ellie Light Mystery: . . . is Ellie Light a Journalist named Samantha Power?

    01/23/2010 7:59:50 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 41 replies · 2,139+ views
    LCR ^ | January 23rd | Left Coast Rebel
    Like a detective on a trail, I'm all over this Ellie Light thing (still), the next tidbit I will point you to is the actual meaning of the name and the potential allusion to the Obama campaign symbol and a few other theories like the Cass Sunstein/Samantha Power possibility. As everyone knows by now, the 'transparency' of the Obama administration is an illusion, I think that this story is another (potential) determining factor of just that as well. I also read a report that Ellie Light has been featured in over 60 newspapers as of now. Readers have opined that...
  • Mark Spivey: I wish world leaders had more of that kind of weakness.

    01/23/2010 6:47:45 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies · 4,079+ views
    internets ^ | January 23, 2010
    http://www.mndaily.com/2009/11/15/considering-afghanistan http://blog.buzzflash.com/mailbag/964 http://m.naplesnews.com/news/2009/nov/19/letters-editor-nov-20-2009/ http://baltimorechronicle.com/2010/010910Letters.shtml http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/nov/18/seals-have-their-day-court-great-victory/ More at links. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22+I+wish+world+leaders+had+more+of+that+kind+of+weakness.”++mark+spivey&btnG=Search&aq=f&aql=&aqi=&oq=
  • Obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'Ellie Light'

    01/23/2010 5:24:45 PM PST · by Enchante · 49 replies · 2,708+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 22, 2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    Ellie Light sure gets around. In recent weeks, Light has published virtually identical “Letters to the Editor” in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen newspapers.Every letter claimed a different residence for Light that happened to be in the newspaper’s circulation area.
  • Ellie Lite: Individual? or Newspapers in Collusion?

    01/23/2010 4:15:17 PM PST · by Mr. K · 118 replies · 3,666+ views
    Ellie Lite: (Elite?) Is this an individual letter writer claiming to be in different locations? Or are all the newspapers in collusion to print what is fed to them (by the white house?) What are the odds of ONE person writing letters to all the news papers and having it selected by all of them? Is this finally the smoking gun that shows newspapers are regurgitating white house spin? Are they really proven once and for all to be an arm of the democrat party?
  • Ellie Light Up on Wikipedia Now - NOT GOING AWAY!

    01/23/2010 2:50:03 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 140 replies · 5,914+ views
    Wikipedia ^ | 1-23-10
    Thanks to whoever got this baby up. In the last 5 hours this story has literally caught fire and exploded on blogs, news sites, and social networks. Now, Ellie Light citizen of the cities of the U.S....you have earned your own piece of history on Wikipedia.
  • Letter: Voters made poor choice filling 'Ted's seat' (LOL)

    01/23/2010 2:12:39 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 89 replies · 3,265+ views
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 1/23/10 | Jennifer Perry
    To the editor: When Martha Coakley was not voted into Ted Kennedy's seat — and it was Ted's seat, he was in it for 47 years — not only was it a slap in the face of his legacy, but it was a mistake of gargantuan proportions by the people of Massachusetts. A year ago, the people of this nation and Massachusetts rose up with emotion and passion to exclaim that it was "time for change," and voted in Barack Obama and his policies to ensure that the mistakes of the previous eight years would not repeated. Then, a year...
  • Obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'Ellie Light'

    01/23/2010 8:23:43 AM PST · by mills044 · 55 replies · 2,320+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | Jan 22, 2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    Ellie Light sure gets around. In recent weeks, Light has published virtually identical “Letters to the Editor” in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen newspapers.Every letter claimed a different residence for Light that happened to be in the newspaper’s circulation area. “It’s time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can’t just wave a magic wand and fix everything,” said a letter from alleged Philadelphian Ellie Light, that was published in the Jan. 19 edition of The Philadelphia Daily News. A letter from Light in the Jan. 20 edition of...
  • Who Is Ellie Light, Obama's BFF?

    01/23/2010 12:53:57 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 18 replies · 1,479+ views
    The Philadelphia Daily News carried a letter to the editor from Ellie LIght, Jan. 19, in which she said “It’s time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can’t just wave a magic wand and fix everything." Ellie gave her address as Philadelphia.
  • Who Is Ellie Light: Plain Dealer Reporter Details Obama Operative and Astroturfer

    01/23/2010 11:44:38 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 239 replies · 8,658+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer Reporter Blogs ^ | January 23, 2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    An interesting phenomenon has been occuring in various newspaper "Letters to the Editor" pages. A woman with the same name has had letters published in no fewer than 9 newspapers praising Obama while using various city and location residences. Now it's one thing if the person(s) name was something like John Brown, Steve Smith, Amy Jones or any other number of common name combination. However the name being used is Ellie Light. This may seem like much about nothing except for one small thing. The only Ellie Light that FReepers were able to locate by Lexis-Nexis or internet searches were...