Thursday, September 15, 2011
Attack of the AttackWatch Attackers! (With Video)
September 16, 2011 - Obama's new Orwellian snitch website, "AttackWatch.com," became a laughingstock of the Internet within hours of its debut earlier this week. Launched as a tool of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, AttackWatch has become an instant public relations disaster for a president whose popular is already in the dumpster. Even a lot of liberals are mocking it, including the left-leaning Washington Post: "The Obama campaign has outdone itself again," wrote Alexandra Petri at the Post. "First the creepy tapping e-mails. Now this — Attack Watch , a site designed to 'Get the facts. Fight the smears . . . and help stop the attacks on the President before they start.'....Who designed your page interface? George Orwell?" Chicago News Bench jumped on the AttackWatch mockery early, attacking AttackWatch on Tuesday. We noted that used the same color scheme of the Third Reich - red, black and white. Team Obama also has a Twitter presence with @attackwatch, which is also being mocked by conservatives using the hash tag of #attackwatch. The mockery is coming in a constant barrage, from blogs and newspaper columnists to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The "AttackWatch" Facebook group was created by Michelle Ray, a libertarian woman, for the purpose of mocking Obama's website. AttackWatch.com is getting plenty of derision over at my own Middle Earth Tea Party group on Facebook, too. This video, below, is titled "Hitler Discovers ATTACKWATCH is a Joke!"
The following video was made in 2009, in response to a previous Obama effort to get people to snitch on each other by reporting them to firstname.lastname@example.org.