White House Bully Tactics

White House is asking Americans to turn in critics of the proposed health care plan –Truth!  

Summary of the eRumor:  
A forwarded email from Matt Staver of the Liberty Counsel that says the White House is monitoring emails for opposing views and asking citizens to report anything “FISHY” said about the proposed health care plan.  The email includes a call to action.

The Truth:  
According to a White House Blog entry by
communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office Linda Douglass, the White House is monitoring the Internet and said, “Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to ‘uncover’ the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions.”  Click for White House Blog.

The blog includes a video of Douglass singling out and discussing a video sample of President Obama discussing Health Reform that was posted on the Drudge Report on Monday August 3, 2009.  

http://www.youtube.com/v/p-bY92mcOdk&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

The YouTube Video in question that was linked on Drudge Report 8/3/09

In her White House blog, Linda Douglass said, “There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”   

This post is from the noted site Truth or Fiction.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/w/white-house-informants.htm

They’re not know to suffer fools gladly.  They offend anyone but stick to those stubborn facts.

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