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House is asking Americans to turn in critics of the proposed health care plan -Truth!
But Shut Down by White House!
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
The Truth: According to an August 4, 2009 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 email address was
shut down by the White House, according to an August 17, 2009 Politico
news article saying that, "E-mails to that address now bounce back with
the message: 'The email address you just sent a message to is no longer
in service. We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance
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.
The YouTube Video in
question that was
linked on Drudge Report 8/3/09
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
A spokesperson for the Liberty Counsel
told TruthorFiction.com that Founder and Chairman
Mathew Staver sent out the email to alert his subscribers and call them
into action with a grass roots campaign to fax and call the White House
as well as elected representatives.
Reaction from critics of the Obama
Administration was swift. On Thursday, August 6, 2009, the Dallas
News reported that
"Texas Sen. John Cornyn, accusing the White House of compiling an
'enemies list,' has asked President Barack Obama to stop an effort to
collect 'fishy' information Americans see about a health care overhaul."
Click for article.
reported on August 5, 2009 that Republican Senator John Barasso of
Wyoming said of this policy "People, I think all across America are
going to say is this 1984? What is happening here? Is big brother
watching?" The article also quoted Rush Limbaugh from his
nationally syndicated radio program, "They're looking for tattletales,"
and "They're looking for snitches. They're looking for
Click for article.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Subject: White House wants
"informants" to rat out critics
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel
I am shocked and dismayed that Barack Obama's White House is now
monitoring email traffic nationwide if it opposes his government
takeover of healthcare. See below and forward this to all your friends!
Barack Obama has turned his White House "Health Reform Office" into a
Chicago-style political hack machine.
Right on the White House's website, Obama's team admits that it is
openly monitoring web and email "disinformation" opposing Obama Care.
Linda Douglass, communications director for the White House Health
Reform Office, is asking Americans to watch their personal emails --
even "casual conversation" -- in order to INFORM THE WHITE HOUSE OF
ANYTHING "FISHY" being said about Obama Care!
Here's the quote:
Since we can't keep track of all of [the disinformation] 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is happening in America? Now the White House wants everyone to rat
out their friends and Internet contacts if they don't happen to agree
with everything the President says about the biggest socialist scheme in
Meanwhile, the liberal elites in Congress are doing their best to
undermine and discredit the building grassroots opposition to Obama
Care. The White House must be pretty rattled if it is asking Americans
to "inform" on personal e-friends and contacts!
And Nancy Pelosi just said that Congress was in for the battle of their
lives when it takes up Obama Care in September. For once, I
totally agree with the Speaker!
This new White House bullying is part of the Left's strategy to stop the
grassroots revolt that has overwhelmed Congress in recent weeks. And
unless we act, their chilling new tactics may be successful.
+ + Send a "Fax Barrage" To Congress and the White House!
We simply must keep the pressure on Congress -- and the White House --
each and every day this month.
August is the key! If grassroots pressure dies down, then Obama and his
political bullies will have won the day. But if we keep the pressure on,
we can refute their tactics and send a message that we will not accept
their government takeover of healthcare and its radical Abortion
I'm asking you to join me in keeping the pressure on... all month... by
scheduling faxes to both Congress and the White House.
Congress may officially be in "recess," but believe me, Members are
getting up-to-the-minute reports on citizen discontent about Obama Care
from their staffs.
For obvious reasons, we have added the White House to our fax service!
Go here to schedule your faxes and express your opposition to Obama Care
and your outrage at their bullying tactics:
While Members of Congress are complaining that the health care bill is
far too long and too complex to grasp, grassroots Americans are
beginning to read reviews of the bill and what they are discovering is
Our Washington, DC, office has carefully fact-checked a detailed
analysis of Obama Care and what we are verifying is absolutely shocking.
Obama Care contains...
..Mandated audits of the books of private companies
..A National Health ID card, complete with government access to your
personal information and even your bank accounts.
..Government decisions about what healthcare benefits you can receive,
even from your private employer.
..Employers required to auto-enroll all employees in Obama Care with no
And of course, the implicit and completely unacceptable Abortion
Mandate. Our analysis of this bill consists of a 9-page list of its most
YOU CAN SEE THIS IMPORTANT 9-PAGE ANALYSIS ON YOUR FAX ORDER PAGE, SO
Go here to send your faxes to Congress and the White House, and also
print out our analysis of Obama Care and its worst provisions:
But you'd better look quickly, because it seems unlikely the President
will leave this unbelievable posting on-line once
Americans realize they're being asked to "inform" on their fellow
citizens and their emails are being monitored. What a travesty!
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