The following was written by The White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips on the White House Blog:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org The White House - Blog Post - Facts Are Stubborn Things. So now we are being asked to report to the White House via the innernets any deviation from the Party line. Casual conversation is suspect. Email, especially to a NEW MEDIA type person, must be absolutely terrifying. This is absolutely in-freaking-credible that our Constutionally elected government is asking us to inform on each other, because they can't-- in their own words-- "keep track of all of it" at the White House. Maybe, Mr. Phillips, just maybe we need to appoint yet ANOTHER czar. This czar's job would be to head up the Ministry of Truth. We need to find a way to get a hold on all of this thoughtcrime, these mobs that show up at TownHall meetings, and all the rest of this fishy "free speech" stuff.