Tuesday, August 18, 2009

No more flagging yourself...

Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — flag@whitehouse.gov — that was set up to receive information on “fishy” claims about President Barack Obama’s health plan.

It seems that you can no longer follow the advice in this post about flagging yourself as this route was just a little too blatant and will have to just keep your eyes open for other sorts of "back door" reporting like this perhaps?

We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck.

That didn't take long. A number of people have said that this is all so innocent and that the far right has made too big a deal about this attempt of the White House to simply gather up the falsehoods so that they could effectively respond. To those folks I as a simple question; How would you and the media have reacted if the GWB White House asked folks to forward them any emails or web pages containing "fishy" Iraq war information? Nuf said...

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