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Back in the US, Back in the US, Back in the USSR!

Now this is something that would make any self-respecting Stalinist burst with pride: a government propaganda film that accuses others of disinformation while PROVIDING ACTUAL DISINFORMATION ITSELF.

That’s what we had here in this August 2009 clip starring Linda Douglass, one of several journalists who heard The Call of Obama, slipped into a trance, threw down their notepads and headed straight to the barricades.

From the video:

Douglass: Hi, I’m Linda Douglass, I’m the communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform, and one of my jobs is to keep track of all the disinformation that’s out there about health insurance reform, and there are a lot of very deceiving headlines out there right now.

Keep track of all the disinformation. How quickly one can turn from a journalist to a minder of journalists.

Douglass: There are people out there with a computer and a lot of free time, and they take a phrase here and there – they simply cherry pick and put it together – and make it sound like he’s saying something that he didn’t really say. Now, for example, here’s a clip that they probably won’t show you:

Obama: Here’s a guarantee that I’ve made: If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance. if you’ve got a doctor that you like, then you will be able to keep your doctor. Nobody is trying to change what work’s in the system. We are trying to change what doesn’t work in the system.

Douglass: Here’s another one:

Obama: . . . If you like your plan and you like your doctor, you won’t have to do a thing – you keep your plan, you keep your doctor.

Wait a second. Ms. Douglass did indeed locate some disinformation. Only, it’s the disinformation coming from Dear Leader!

You can’t necessarily keep your plan, you can’t necessarily keep your doctor – despite the “guarantee” – and Obama and his aides had to have known it at the time this video was produced.

Listen to the sense of certainty and self-righteousness on the part of Obama and Ms. Douglass. I’m sure those accused by their government of generating falsehoods while in fact the government was generating its own falsehoods will soon be receiving an apology.

H/T to The Blaze.

14 thoughts on “Back in the US, Back in the US, Back in the USSR!”

  1. With all of the nuancing and wordsmithing going on I’m ready for the death panels to start and end it for me! They are truly insane and beyond help with all of the lying.

  2. This must go viral…..I remember Glenn Beck taking her apart back when she first made the video.
    Obama seems to not understand that there is proof everywhere of his many, many lies.

    1. I KEEP TELLING YOU PEOPLE THAT THE SKINNY A+++D GUY ( I refuse to call it a president/ more in the like of a dictator) THAT OCCUPIES THE WHITE HOUSE IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR.

      Semper Fi

  3. Mrs. Douglas departed the administration the following year to work for Atlantic Media. David Bradley, the owner is also a former graduate of Sidwell. Mr. Douglas is now the current ambassador to Italy.

    Quite a group of selected friends, connections, rewards for political cronies. No doubt, this is not confined to this administration, but the ease of which they float and glide from one position to the next is a poke in the eye, while too many still seek full-time employment. Plenty of jobs to be had in and around Washington, but outside the Beltway the country has been ignored.

  4. Be sure not to hold your breath waiting for that apology, Keith. The memories come flooding back after watching that video. Of course this propagandist was calling out the Drudge Report in her spiel. If memory serves, that was also around the time Preezy Revenge’s storm troopers set up his first snitch site to collect email addresses – flag at whitehouse dot gov. It was touted as a place for sycophants and loyalists to turn in their “fishy” friends and relatives for speaking out against Preezy’s health insurance scam.

  5. Hey, dingbat Douglass. Cancellation letters are REAL! My husband worked in IT for a local health insurance company. He’s so liberal, he voted for Ralph Nader, at least TWICE! Even he thinks Sebelius should be fired and he has no love for Obama now. And he’s been spending a LOT of time on the computer, trying to sift through all this ish, to get reinsured. Sheesh! Maybe, Linda, you need to get a life based on reality.

  6. Although I cannot cite examples I have noticed that this Administration is quite fond of the word “disinformation” — now if only they can nail down the legalese for “journalist” they will be making progress on this whole freedom of speech thing.

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