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5th August
2009
written by Sean Noble

These are the kinds of things that make people very nervous about the Obama administration.

The White House launched a coordinated effort Tuesday to combat what it calls a “viral whisper campaign” to torpedo health care reform.

Its playbook: the same one Barack Obama’s campaign used in 2008 to shoot down rumors and questions about his citizenship, faith and patriotism.

The new offensive started early Tuesday morning when the White House posted a video response to a hodgepodge of clips on the Drudge Report that portrayed President Obama as favoring the elimination of private insurance. On the White House blog, Obama’s director of new media, Macon Phillips, asked supporters to send in leads for debunking chain e-mails or anything else that “seems fishy.”

So now the Obama administration wants us to tattle on each other for being critical of his plans for a government takeover of health care.  And they think we’re crazy?

The folks at Reason and Patients First teamed up to find those people who email and blog things that seem “fishy.”  I’m waiting for a knock at my door.

 

 

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  1. Jill
    05/08/2009

    It’s really scary how our reality is becoming more and more like Orwell’s 1984 every day. Now we are supposed to tattle on the dissenters? This is not good, people.

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