Monday, October 12, 2009

White House disavows report that it disdains gay critics, bloggers as “Internet Left Fringe”

"Whatever you think of the White House’s record on gay rights issues or the respect it does or doesn’t have for the blogosphere, paraphrased second-hand claims from a single anonymous adviser don’t really seem like grounds for sweeping conclusions about the White House’s alleged disdain for the online community."

Greg Sargent reports:
The White House is strongly denying a report making the rounds that it views gay critics and bloggers as part of an “Internet left fringe,”with a senior adviser asserting to me that this sentiment “does not reflect White House thinking at all.” Asked for comment, White House senior communications adviser Dan Pfeiffer emailed:

“That sentiment does not reflect White House thinking at all, we’ve held easily a dozen calls with the progressive online community because we believe the online communities can often keep the focus on how policy will affect the American people rather than just the political back-and-forth.”
Whatever you think of the White House’s record on gay rights issues or the respect it does or doesn’t have for the blogosphere, paraphrased second-hand claims from a single anonymous adviser don’t really seem like grounds for sweeping conclusions about the White House’s alleged disdain for the online community. READ MORE

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