White House's Call for 'Informants' Draws Conservatives' Ire
Conservative bloggers and opinion leaders Tuesday expressed outrage over the White House's call for informants to notify it of "disinformation" regarding the health care debate.
From the White House Web site:
"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 e-mails 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 e-mail or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Then the rest of me remembers that this is America, land of the free and home of the brave. We can be a belligerent bunch of loud mouths when the spirit moves us (see the Gates Crowley encounter for and example of this). Especially when there is even a hint of someone trying to mess with our constitutional rights. Particularly when the rights involved are freedom of speech and expression and the "someone" seems to be our own government.
So the White House wants to know what people are saying about health
The internet is a double edged sword. I would have thought that the current administration would have realized that by now after they had to slog through all the alien abduction and marijuana questions and suggestions at change.gov between the election last year and the inauguration in January.
Now should anyone feel the need to report this post to the government please be sure to get my stance on the issue correct. Trying to rush through health