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The propaganda machine of President Barack Obama’s White House spews out a constant barrage of daily political spin in a round-the-clock effort to control the message, subvert both the media and political image, and shade the truth in the eyes of voters.
Using email, Twitter, an on-line “news” program produced by White House staffers and other communications tools, the Obama White House is an ever-expanding onslaught of political spin and diversion designed to tightly control what the public hears, sees and knows about the President.
This propaganda machine costs American taxpayers at least $4.3 million each year, has a paid staff of 60, a volunteer army that numbers into the hundreds and various government agencies whose communications offices have been subverted by the Obama press operation.
McClatchy Newspapers quotes Towson State University professor Martha Joynt Kumar, an expert in White House Communications techniques, as saying at least 350 people spend their days delivering propaganda on Obama’s policies.
“It’s an enormous operation,” Bradley Patterson, a veteran of the Eisenhower White House and expert on White House operations, tells the news service.
Despite his claims of an open and transparent Presidency, Obama avoids press conferences and limits exposure to carefully-scripted statements, tightly-controlled photo ops and use of administration-friendly media.
It’s a carefully-coordinated campaign of selective manipulation of the news and strict control of the message.