White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media
By Chris O’Shea on May 23, 2011 2:32 PM
“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.”
I’m not real sure, but I have always been under the impression that politicians could not use a taxpayer paid office or taxpayer paid dollars to campaign. Isn’t this exactly that? It’s bad enough that our elected elite don’t work while they are applying for or interviewing for new or continued employment. How long would your boss continue to pay you to research, apply and interview for a job with another company using his desk, phone, mail and computer? Wouldn’t he / she be expecting you to do the job for which you were hired and receiving pay?
He created a position to do the campaigning and coercing the media to run favorable items and articles about him and that position is being paid out of my tax dollars. He’s not only irritating the hell out of me by taking more and more of my money, now he’s using some of my own money to get re-elected and continue the outrage.
Obama just pee-pee whipped the Boston Herald for not promoting him. Now he has hired a Czar to see to it that no unfavorable articles are written about him. Can you say “1984”?
Some people still wonder why I call it Bizarro World, USA.