In the old days this position was called “Minister of Propaganda”:
Any press is good press, right? The Obama administration apparently doesn’t think so.
The White House has created a new position dedicated to damage control in the media, but it appears the role will focus on spinning negative stories published on left-of-center websites — or “progressive” blogs as the new job defines them — not right-wing news outlets.
In an internal personnel memo first obtained by the Huffington Post, itself a liberal-slanted blog, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer writes that staffer Jesse Lee will head up the new initiative.
“This week, Jesse Lee will move from the new media department into a role in the communications department as Director of Progressive Media & Online Response,” Pfeiffer writes.
“For the last two years, Jesse has often worn two hats working in new media and serving as the White House’s liaison with the progressive media and online community. Starting this week, Jesse will take on the second role full time working on outreach, strategy and response.”
Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/05/24/white-house-creates-liberal-damage-control-position?test=latestnews#ixzz1NMlyOAtn