Obama White House Pulls Plug on Nark tip site firstname.lastname@example.org & Throws 3rd Party Groups Under the Bus in Email-gate
Can anyone imagine if this type of behavior was done by the Bush Administration and Dick Cheney? The MSM would be salivating on this story like Watergate. Remember when the LEFT went mental about library books after 911 and the Patriot Act?
However, when this Administration is found wanting, they Blame it on Rio.
Who knew private citizens had to put the White House on a “do not email” list? Oh wait. it gets even better, now the Obama White House has disabled the nark email snitch e-tip box. Why would they close such a program if there was nothing wrong with it as they have stated?
In this case the Obama White House blames it on third party groups and their on-line petitions. However, is that really the only methods as to how private citizens received unsolicited emails from the White House with health care spam? SPAM? The highly technological, blackberry using President has resorted to SPAM? There’s change you can believe in.
The White House told FOX News that third-party groups sending online petitions to the official administration Web site could be to blame for a rash of e-mails that have gone out to people who never requested them. The theory is that these groups are including the names and e-mails of members and petition-signers along with the petitions themselves, in turn embedding those e-mails into the White House distribution list.
Are there other data mining methods that the White House used to attain individuals emails? Many people who have received the unwanted WH emails have stated that they they’re not members of any organization and have not been advocating for any cause.
“I find it very disturbing and a little scary to say the least,” said Sarah Griffith, who got a widely circulated e-mail on health care reform from senior adviser David Axelrod last week. “I have no idea how they got my e-mail address, and they have it.”
As stated at the Jawa Report … this White House “has some ’splainin’ to do”.
I’m sorry, call me a racist member of an unruly mob, but I thought this excuse from the O’Socialist Administration stank from the get-go.
From Patterico’s Pontification: Despite past denials, the White House has now admitted that some Americans have received unsolicited White House emails that were sent by outside political groups.
It would now appear that Obama has pulled the plug on his nark tip site, email@example.com. Barack, where are we supposed to send all the “fishy” claims about your bogus health care plan now? Dear leader, hmm? Because “We the People” know that you certainly are not collecting names of people that disagree with you. No, never. And you certainly would never send American citizens unsolicited emails. Oops, you already did that.
Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — firstname.lastname@example.org — that was set up to receive information on “fishy” claims about President Barack Obama’s health plan.
E-mails to that address now bounce back with the message: “The e-mail address you just sent a message to is no longer in service. We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck.”
Blue Crab Boulevard remains skeptical as most all do. Obama has lost the trust of the American people.