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.