Ed Driscoll

Seminar Bloggers?

Around the mid-1990s, Rush Limbaugh ran a parody (probably recorded by Paul Shanklin) of the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” called “Seminar Callers”, to mock the astroturfed pushback his show was receiving from the DNC. Sounds like it’s time to update that parody for a more high tech era:

Is the Department of Justice engaging in fraud, or is it simply trying to hide its propaganda? Those of you wondering how DOJ uses your tax dollars to enforce our nation’s laws might be interested to learn that Eric Holder has apparently hired former Democratic campaign bloggers to work at the department in what appears to be a secret propaganda unit. According to a story at The Muffled Oar website, the bloggers are housed in the Office of Public Affairs (the press office). Their job is to place “anonymous comments, or comments under pseudonyms, at newspaper websites with stories critical of the Department of Justice, Holder and President Obama.” One of the bloggers is former DNC and John Edwards staffer Tracy Russo, whose name was featured prominently on the department’s introduction of its new website on October 1.

No word on whether or not the FTC will be regulating these blog commenters or if CBS will be “fact-checking” them