This AttackWatch Thing Is Orwellian As Hell

Orwellian, and downright creepy. Obama has a new AttackWatch site where you can turn in counter-revolutionaries.

It’s like the East-German Stasi but the “Lite” version (so far). Tell Big Brother if your neighbor doesn’t tow the party line.

I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.
— Hillary Clinton, 2003 (have a listen)

Yeah, kinda gives me the chills.

In times of universal deceit,
telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
– George Orwell

Obama campaign’s ‘Attack Watch’ defends, attacks – Ben Smith – The Obama campaign pioneered a form of webby rapid response last cycle, using Google ads and “Fight the Smears” blog items to push back both on blatant smears and on policy arguments they chose to label smears.

‘AttackWatch’: New Obama Campaign Website Claims Beck ‘Twists the Facts on Israel’ – As the Obama campaign machine prepares to kick things into full gear for 2012, the president is relying on some old tricks to give him a leg up on his competition, including recycling one particularly controversial program to fight “disinformation.”

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  • marfdrat

    It is definitely creepy, especially since there are some Obamabots out there dutifully submitting their reports. But, on the plus side – those administration idiots really set themselves up for a heapin’ helpin’ of ridicule. Have you watched the Twitter feed for #attackwatch? Comedy gold. I’d say the tweets are 95% ridicule.