White House Uses New Media to Get Health Care Message Back on Track


By Christine 

The White House debuted this video earlier today to respond to a Drudge posting that claimed to show President Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance, the AP reports.

Facts Are Stubborn Things” was created by the White House’s new media office, headed up by Macon Phillips. It runs about three minutes and features Linda Douglass, now the White House Office of Health Reform’s communications director, but who was also a network news correspondent.

Douglas says the site is “taking sentences and phrases out of context, and they’re cobbling them together to leave a very false impression.”