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(SeattlePI)   Columnist complains the White House has added another "digital distraction tool" to its arsenal by starting a tumblr account. Subby is disappointed that the digital distraction tool wasn't historical First Lady nudes. Mmmmmm... Jane Pierce   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 44
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2013-04-27 06:39:54 AM  
Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet. Nothing to see here, citizen, it's just the Republicrat propaganda machine chugging along.
 
2013-04-27 09:10:55 AM  
"Least transparent administration evar!"
"OMG the White House is showing too much!"
 
2013-04-27 11:35:59 AM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet.


I imagine it would look a lot like this:
cdn.ebaumsworld.com

www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com
 
2013-04-27 11:50:46 AM  
Of course Biafra Hussein 0bongo wants to distract us from Benghazi and the economy. Smoke and mirrors.
 
2013-04-27 12:03:28 PM  
I won't go back through his archives, but I wonder if he ever wrote a piece on how great it is that the GOP is "winning Twitter?"
 
2013-04-27 12:14:41 PM  
So much crying.
 
2013-04-27 01:14:50 PM  
If we wait long enough, at least we know UK will have historical first lady nudes.
 
2013-04-27 03:19:12 PM  
I'm just sad that there aren't any JFK/Marilyn Monroe sex tapes.
 
2013-04-27 03:21:56 PM  
The internet came before the Obama admin.
 
2013-04-27 03:22:42 PM  
I can't wait to see Obama's Doctor Who predictions.
 
2013-04-27 03:25:51 PM  

Ennuipoet: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet.

I imagine it would look a lot like this:
[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 417x500]

[www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com image 319x360]


Catler not Kitler

ih2.redbubble.net
 
2013-04-27 03:26:19 PM  

Steak_Cake_Sause: The internet came before the Obama admin.


That's just what he wants you to believe!

i188.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-27 03:27:35 PM  

Ennuipoet: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet.

I imagine it would look a lot like this:
[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 417x500]

[www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com image 319x360]


lifeonacocktailnapkin.com

Unavailable for ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
 
2013-04-27 03:27:38 PM  

Foxxinnia: I can't wait to see Obama's Doctor Who predictions.


If Obama turns out to be an Amy Pond fan, I'm joining the wingnuts who want him impeached.
 
2013-04-27 03:28:49 PM  
It's only a distraction if you focus on it to the detriment of anything else. Congratulations, blogger person, you succeeded in distracting me. The P-I, remind me again why you went out of business, losing to the worst paper in town, if not the country?
 
2013-04-27 03:29:42 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet. Nothing to see here, citizen, it's just the Republicrat propaganda machine chugging along.


Nah, the internet isn't good for propaganda because it allows for dissent to easily spread. To really pull a Goebbels, you have to have a stranglehold on all media so everyone is blissfully unaware of dissenting views.
 
2013-04-27 03:31:33 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Foxxinnia: I can't wait to see Obama's Doctor Who predictions.

If Obama turns out to be an Amy Pond fan, I'm joining the wingnuts who want him impeached.


Amy was no where as terrible as Rose, although Donna was probably the best Nu Who companion.
 
2013-04-27 03:34:03 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet. Nothing to see here, citizen, it's just the Republicrat propaganda machine chugging along.

Nah, the internet isn't good for propaganda because it allows for dissent to easily spread. To really pull a Goebbels, you have to have a stranglehold on all media so everyone is blissfully unaware of dissenting views.


No one would be able to manage such a thing in modern America. . .

www.mediabistro.com
 
2013-04-27 03:35:18 PM  

Mad_Radhu: FirstNationalBastard: Foxxinnia: I can't wait to see Obama's Doctor Who predictions.

If Obama turns out to be an Amy Pond fan, I'm joining the wingnuts who want him impeached.

Amy was no where as terrible as Rose, although Donna was probably the best Nu Who companion.


The added ZOMG REDHEAD SQUEEEEE factor is what pushed me over the edge. People forgave entirely too much shiat and bad characterization because ZOMG SQUEEEE REDHEAD.
 
2013-04-27 03:35:37 PM  

Ennuipoet: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet.

I imagine it would look a lot like this:
[cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 417x500]

[www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com image 319x360]



4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-27 03:35:42 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet. Nothing to see here, citizen, it's just the Republicrat propaganda machine chugging along.


It's a tumblr account, dude.

Tumblr.
 
2013-04-27 03:46:38 PM  

HighOnCraic: No one would be able to manage such a thing in modern America. . .


And how is that working out? Only a small, vocal minority seem to be swayed by him, mainly because he is feeding them what they want to hear anyway. To a vast portion of America, Fox's "Fair and Balanced" reporting is openly mocked. In the last national election, they couldn't even get a pretty rich guy elected going up against a black guy who with the worst economy since the Depression during his first term. That shows the Murdoch and Kochs of the world have very limited power compared to old time propagandists.
 
2013-04-27 03:46:39 PM  
Great, now some asshole is going to make a conservative version of Tumblr...
 
2013-04-27 03:47:26 PM  
The pundit class is upset that the White House is distracting them with something that only the pundit class would ever pay attention to.

If the White House started a tumblr or whatever, would the rest of us even notice?  The only reason we even know that politicians have Facebook pages or Twitter feeds is that they occasionally say insanely stupid things on them.
 
2013-04-27 03:47:59 PM  
The new feed will be another arrow in the the White House's digital quiver, along with its Twitter feed, Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.

I don't know if the author realized this, but whitehouse.com was a thing way before Obama got elected.
 
2013-04-27 03:49:43 PM  

Karac: I don't know if the author realized this, but whitehouse.com was a thing way before Obama got elected.


Back in my day though, whitehouse.com went to a completely different website than it does now.
 
2013-04-27 03:50:24 PM  

Mad_Radhu: HighOnCraic: No one would be able to manage such a thing in modern America. . .

And how is that working out? Only a small, vocal minority seem to be swayed by him, mainly because he is feeding them what they want to hear anyway. To a vast portion of America, Fox's "Fair and Balanced" reporting is openly mocked. In the last national election, they couldn't even get a pretty rich guy elected going up against a black guy who with the worst economy since the Depression during his first term. That shows the Murdoch and Kochs of the world have very limited power compared to old time propagandists.


His viewers and readers (Wall Street Journal, New York Post) are still (for the most part)  blissfully unaware of dissenting views.
 
2013-04-27 03:57:28 PM  
Another 3 1/2 years of rightwing butthurt to go. then another 4 more years of butthurt


This domestic terrorist(Koch) is buying up a bunch of U.S. media to get the rightwingnut view into the media and to eliminate the rational, non-psychotic views from the nation.

i.imgur.com
Being a sociopath is fun!
 
2013-04-27 03:58:19 PM  
Look at that biatch eating crackers like she owns the place...
 
2013-04-27 04:34:34 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Karac: I don't know if the author realized this, but whitehouse.com was a thing way before Obama got elected.

Back in my day though, whitehouse.com went to a completely different website than it does now.


Ah, the salad days of the Internet. Did you enter the green card lottery?
 
2013-04-27 04:50:46 PM  

DeltaPunch: Great, now some asshole is going to make a conservative version of Tumblr...


As awful as that sounds, out of morbid curiosity I'd still be curious to find out what becomes the conservative equivalent of Tumblr porn. Quoting Ezekiel 23:20?
 
2013-04-27 04:52:34 PM  

BMulligan: Mrtraveler01: Karac: I don't know if the author realized this, but whitehouse.com was a thing way before Obama got elected.

Back in my day though, whitehouse.com went to a completely different website than it does now.

Ah, the salad days of the Internet. Did you enter the green card lottery?


Not yet - still waiting on that check from Bill Gates for forwarding email.
 
2013-04-27 04:53:30 PM  
Complicated chart?
 
2013-04-27 04:56:52 PM  
Obama's evil plan did work on the columnist, so he must be on to something.
 
2013-04-27 05:22:26 PM  
That whole interweb thingy still has the Republican party completely dumbfounded doesn't it.
 
2013-04-27 05:39:35 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet. Nothing to see here, citizen, it's just the Republicrat propaganda machine chugging along.

Nah, the internet isn't good for propaganda because it allows for dissent to easily spread. To really pull a Goebbels, you have to have a stranglehold on all media so everyone is blissfully unaware of dissenting views.


Hell, we do that to ourselves already. On my dad's computer, the bookmarks bar was Blaze, FoxNation, et al. An entire row of them. The only thing on there non-political agenda site he had was NASCAR and MLB. The man refuses to read his city's newspaper (or site), claiming he can't trust it, will not watch anything like Brian Williams, long ago cancelled his subscription to periodicals he had read for 25 years, etc. Oh, and he's either actively watching Fox, or it plays in the background 16 hours per day, turned off only for sleep.

If Fox told him that Obama has a superfluous third testicle with nuclear strike capabilities, he'd blissfully believe it because he never ventures out of that walled garden he built for himself. That's because all of his sites repeatedly hammer home the idea that only THEY can be trusted, because the rest of the vaguely defined "liberal media" are in the tank for libs. No matter how many times this is debunked, it doesn't matter. The right has been relentlessly selling this mantra for decades and it has stuck. After a while the gullible become fiercely loyal and won't be bothered with real numbers or real events from something resembling actual journalism. Goebbels wouldn't even have a job in today's environment because we do it for him.

And no, I'm not claiming there aren't libtards out there who behave in a similar fashion. However, I'm nearly positive that the ratio isn't as high. Be offended all you want or call me a troll, but studies like the one showing Fox viewers as consistently un/misinformed seem to back me up.
 
2013-04-27 05:57:10 PM  
"OMG, the internet is hard!"
 
2013-04-27 06:31:58 PM  

dickfreckle: Mad_Radhu: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Imagine what Goebbels could have done if he had the internet. Nothing to see here, citizen, it's just the Republicrat propaganda machine chugging along.

Nah, the internet isn't good for propaganda because it allows for dissent to easily spread. To really pull a Goebbels, you have to have a stranglehold on all media so everyone is blissfully unaware of dissenting views.

Hell, we do that to ourselves already. On my dad's computer, the bookmarks bar was Blaze, FoxNation, et al. An entire row of them. The only thing on there non-political agenda site he had was NASCAR and MLB. The man refuses to read his city's newspaper (or site), claiming he can't trust it, will not watch anything like Brian Williams, long ago cancelled his subscription to periodicals he had read for 25 years, etc. Oh, and he's either actively watching Fox, or it plays in the background 16 hours per day, turned off only for sleep.

If Fox told him that Obama has a superfluous third testicle with nuclear strike capabilities, he'd blissfully believe it because he never ventures out of that walled garden he built for himself. That's because all of his sites repeatedly hammer home the idea that only THEY can be trusted, because the rest of the vaguely defined "liberal media" are in the tank for libs. No matter how many times this is debunked, it doesn't matter. The right has been relentlessly selling this mantra for decades and it has stuck. After a while the gullible become fiercely loyal and won't be bothered with real numbers or real events from something resembling actual journalism. Goebbels wouldn't even have a job in today's environment because we do it for him.

And no, I'm not claiming there aren't libtards out there who behave in a similar fashion. However, I'm nearly positive that the ratio isn't as high. Be offended all you want or call me a troll, but studies like the one showing Fox viewers as consistently un/misinformed seem to back me up.


It's times like this I'm glad my dad is apathetic when it comes to politics.
 
2013-04-27 07:45:59 PM  
This is an administration wrangling critical digital issues on privacy, hackers and drones.

How are drones a digital issue?

Social networking feeds are not transparency and should never be mistaken of as such.

Good thing no one is making that claim.

They are distractions, if not propaganda tools.

They're public relations in the 21st Century.
 
2013-04-27 08:47:37 PM  
would the republican version of tumblr be grindr?

/it would be very popular
//they might win THAT battle
 
2013-04-27 10:02:51 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-27 10:55:21 PM  
The problem with these folks is that if they didn't have a tumblr and the WH's response was "It's too much of a distraction", they would complain that they were trying to hide something.

//biatches and crackers
 
2013-04-28 10:44:49 AM  

dickfreckle: The man refuses to read his city's newspaper (or site), claiming he can't trust it, will not watch anything like Brian Williams, long ago cancelled his subscription to periodicals he had read for 25 years, etc. Oh, and he's either actively watching Fox, or it plays in the background 16 hours per day, turned off only for sleep.


This has actually become a very widespread and weird phenomenon, so weird that even conservative pundits are becoming freaked out at the way their parents are radicalized.    They call it Angry Fox Geezer Syndrome:  you leave for college, you come back, and your previously apolitical parents are ranting about socialism and have completely changed their media consumption.
 
2013-04-29 02:18:31 AM  

Xcott: dickfreckle: The man refuses to read his city's newspaper (or site), claiming he can't trust it, will not watch anything like Brian Williams, long ago cancelled his subscription to periodicals he had read for 25 years, etc. Oh, and he's either actively watching Fox, or it plays in the background 16 hours per day, turned off only for sleep.

This has actually become a very widespread and weird phenomenon, so weird that even conservative pundits are becoming freaked out at the way their parents are radicalized.    They call it Angry Fox Geezer Syndrome:  you leave for college, you come back, and your previously apolitical parents are ranting about socialism and have completely changed their media consumption.


Your link describes my family perfectly. My folks were never liberal (I got that on my own), but they never, ever had the vociferous tone about imagined threats of doom (like Obama) as they gained over the past years. Their house has an open floor plan (living room and dining room sort of segue into each other), and Fox was playing even during Thanksgiving dinner. To be fair, no one was actually staring at it or hanging on every word. But the fact that it remained on was a little odd for a family who had previously placed great value on the formality of Thanksgiving dinner. Football is a no-no, but Fox is OK these days.

/the only thing I didn't like about your link was the author describing how one of conservatism's great calling cards is not succumbing to emotional arguments. That may have been his entire point, but long before Glenn Beck and his ilk, there were charlatans praying on rubes with fear.
 
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