White House hires Bloggers for Propaganda, Prevents Investigation
Did you think that government hiring a Digg bury brigade and MySpace army recruiters was enough?
At the urging of top conservative bloggers, the White House set up a Friday morning conference call to promote its message on the subject of executive privilege, RAW STORY has found.
Friday morning’s conference call was not the first time the White House has promoted its message to bloggers. According to conservative blogger Robert Bluey, the Bush White House convened bloggers on the phone to speak about avian flu in 2006, and on Iraq at the beginning of the 110th Congress in January.
“…the President cannot be subpoenaed, and neither can his advisers, who do not require Congressional confirmation to serve,” the Bush official was reported to have said. “The President has the power to order them to keep silent about their advisory activities.”