As reported by Fox News Channel, some Americans are claiming to have received unsolicited emails from The White House regarding health care reform. FOX News has obtained permission from some who have received these emails, and The White House on Friday said it would review some of the names of recipients to determine how they ended up on the distribution list.
This all seems to have started due to the belief of White House senior adviser David Axelrod that opponents of President Obama's health care reform are relying on tactics including "viral e-mails that fly unchecked and under the radar, spreading all sorts of lies.
"So let's start a chain of e-mail of our own," he said, inviting supporters to forward a message countering claims that Obama's plans would lead to rationing, encourage euthanasia or deplete veterans' health care.But some people who received the e-mails directly from the White House forwarded them to FOX News and asked how they ended up on the list when they've never been in communication with the Obama administration. Some wondered if visiting the White House Web site automatically places them on an e-mail distribution list.
Gibbs has been very evasive of Garrett's questions regarding these emails, and The White House has recently made statements about how "We all have something to lose... if we let cable television come to town hall meetings, and kill health care reform for another year and put the special interests back in charge."
So I'm sorry report to you tonight that Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Anderson Cooper will no longer be allowed to broadcast reports from town hall meetings.