White House not disavowing “disinformation” snitch-line

Gabriel Malor has noticed that, unlike past acts that have caused a furor, the White House is not disavowing the 1984-ish health-care snitch-line and blaming it on a low-level staffer. He wonders, then, how high the approval went:

When I first heard that the White House was encouraging people to snitch on their neighbors, I assumed this was something cooked up by a low-level staffer in the communications office trying to justify his job. The Obama Administration has been plagued by staffers and advisers who speak in his name only to have him or Rahm Emanuel come along and correct their “inartful” statements later. (Some examples from the last year.)

Generally, it has been a failure of leadership. The Obama folks are running around without supervision and when they don’t have a minder looking over their shoulder their Far Left impulses tend to show. Hence, Snitch Central.

Or so I was assuming. But consider the Scare Force One fiasco. It should never have happened and was quickly disavowed as soon as people protested. A low-level staffer gets blamed and the whole thing is quickly forgotten–by the White House, at least.

But that hasn’t happened this time.

Do read the whole thing.

2 Responses to White House not disavowing “disinformation” snitch-line

  1. steve says:

    They can’t deny it. Their typical response is to blame someone else, then attack their credibility. I think we’ll see more of this, especially considering the fact that the military is advertising for “Internment/Resettlement” specialists.
    See the article either on my blog or on World Net Daily.

  2. I think both sides have taken essentially the same tactics. Labeling each other with invectives, giving their supporters a ‘playbook’, and attempting to use the media to their advantage. All of this is okay. It is okay because in America we have the right to freedom of speech, assembly and freedom of the press. These are rights that thousands have given their lives to protect.

    The debate on health care which consumes nearly a fifth of the national economy and involves everyone is something that we should openly debate and understand the intended and unintended consequences of before we change an entire system.

    It is important to provide better access, bend the cost curve so that health care is affordable (and not just through shifting costs by taxing), and improving the quality of the care delivered.

    We are a country that leads the world in health care innovation. We have to zealously protect that aspect. No other country in the world is positioned to take our place if we take our eye off this important work.

    Follow many aspects of the health care debate and information about health care delivery at http://www.ilovebenefits.wordpress.com

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