May 23, 2011


White House Adds Rapid Response Position

The Huffington Post reports that the Obama administration has "created and staffed a new position tucked inside their communications shop for helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories and fostering and improving relations with the progressive online community."

The position will be filled by Jesse Lee, who has "played that role in the past, including writing a semi-infamous White House blog post that said Fox News' Glenn Beck was lying about the administration on his show. His new gig comes with its own Twitter account, precisely for the purposes of disseminating push back. An equally telling requirement of Lee's new job, however, is that of crafting strategy for outreach to the progressive community."










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