The USSA Hires a Disinformation CzarWednesday, August 5, 2009
This post from David Kramer on the LewRockwell.com blog is worth noting. A reader had tipped me off to this previously, and for some reason I hadn’t blogged on it yet. He links to this hilarious bit of propaganda from the White House website. Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, is the Officer of Disinformation Control for the White House Health Care Plan. Shall we call her the Health Care Disinformation Czar? Watching her body language is particularly humorous. She pushes her glasses down her nose, then at the :44 point of the video she pulls them off, as if to convey a sense of grandma-ness that begs trust. Of course you should report rumors and lies and other “fishy” behavior to grandma! Though this stuff is rolling out of the White House like a bourbon barrel down Mt. Washington, and though it is all entirely predicatable, it is still difficult to believe that I exist in a time and place where this type of feeble and childish propaganda is entirely serious.