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Old 01-23-2010, 11:40 AM
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Who is "Ellie Light?"

Interesting story on Cleveland.com this week:

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/01/letter_writer_claims_diverse_r.html

More of a curiosity than anything, but still interesting to watch as folks try to unravel it. The reader comments are particularly interesting.

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Obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'Ellie Light'
By Sabrina Eaton, The Plain Dealer
January 22, 2010, 5:35AM

Ellie Light sure gets around.

In recent weeks, Light has published virtually identical “Letters to the Editor” in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen newspapers.Every letter claimed a different residence for Light that happened to be in the newspaper’s circulation area.
barack-obama-lordstown-091509.jpgAssociated PressPresident Barack Obama has both detractors and fans. A curious number of his fans are named Ellie Light.“It’s time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can’t just wave a magic wand and fix everything,” said a letter from alleged Philadelphian Ellie Light, that was published in the Jan. 19 edition of The Philadelphia Daily News.

A letter from Light in the Jan. 20 edition of the San Francisco Examiner concluded with an identical sentence, but with an address for Light all the way across the country in Daly City, California.

Variations of Light’s letter ran in Ohio’s Mansfield News Journal on Jan. 13, with Light claiming an address in Mansfield; in New Mexico’s Ruidoso News on Jan. 12, claiming an address in Three Rivers; in South Carolina’s The Sun News on Jan. 18, claiming an address in Myrtle Beach; and in the Daily News Leader of Staunton, Virginia on Jan. 15, claiming an address in Waynesboro. Her publications list includes other papers in Ohio, West Virginia, Maine, Michigan, Iowa, Pennsylvania and California, all claiming separate addresses.

phillycom.jpgphilly.comLight – who e-mailed an identical missive to this reporter on Jan. 16 without listing a hometown – would not answer e-mailed questions about the address discrepancies in newspapers that ran her letter, or her identity, although she did say she wasn’t a former co-worker of this reporter’s who had a similar name.

“I do not write as a representative of any organization,” she said in an e-mail. “The letter I wrote was motivated by surprise and wonderment at the absence of any media support for our President, who won a record-breaking election by a landslide less than 18 months ago, and now, seems to be abandoned by all, supposedly for the infantile reason that he couldn’t make all of Bush’s errors disappear in one day.”

University of Missouri journalism professor Tom Rosenstiel, co-author of a textbook on journalistic values titled “The Elements of Journalism,” reacted with surprise and wonderment upon learning of Light’s widespread publication under multiple addresses.

He said newspapers might be able to avoid similar situations in the future by requesting street addresses and home telephone numbers from would-be correspondents, and verifying that those addresses and phone numbers exist.

"Just because it is inconvenient for us in the news business to find out who people are doesn’t mean it isn’t important anymore,” Rosenstiel said. “It is not OK for people to have multiple identities. This is something that people in the news business and in the business of printing “letters to the editor” need to be aware of.”

The Plain Dealer asks letter writers for a phone number for verification purposes.

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Old 01-23-2010, 06:02 PM
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Lootie's sister?

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The Ellie Light letters were obviously written by Karl Rove and approved by Dick Cheney.

It's all part of a vast right wing conspiracy to make Dear Leader look like a narcissistic fool.


Or, maybe Axelrod sent them, who the hell knows ???
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Some wanna be hero has too much time on their hands as well as being overly impressed with their persuasive powers. Oh well.
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Who'd be dumb enough to change the addresses, but not the name? Not that it really matters that much...
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Every time I've got a letter printed in the SF Chron - maybe 4 or 5 times - I've gotten a call to inquire if I am indeed who I say I am residing at (---). My area code is a local one. I guess someone could say they are a student and are keeping their long-time cell number while in the area. Who knows.

Weird. True believers.
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Or, maybe Axelrod sent them, who the hell knows ???
Who can forget the Anti-Hillary "Orwellian Mind Control"
Youtube ad first denied by the Obamunistas and then later exposed to be one of them, Philip de Vellis!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/eye-on-2008/1984-ad-creator-revealed.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h3G-lMZxjo

Well it’s obviously not in any way connected to the Obama political-counter intel machine because they would only consider such activities to counteract crazy conspiracy theories like “9/11 truthers” and they could never be imagined to engage in something like that to counteract a crazy conspiracy theory like “independent voters are casting their votes against Obama policy truthers”

Obama staffer wants ‘cognitive infiltration’ of 9/11 conspiracy groups
In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama's appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated "cognitive infiltration" of groups that advocate "conspiracy theories" like the ones surrounding 9/11.
Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures," in which he argued that the government should stealthily infiltrate groups that pose alternative theories on historical events via "chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine" those groups.

http://rawstory.com/2010/01/obama-staffer-infiltration-911-groups/
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California Health Care Worker Claims Pseudonym 'Ellie Light'

"A California man is claiming to be "Ellie Light," the mysterious fan of President Obama whose letters to editorial pages have been published in newspapers around the country, raising questions about the writer's true identity.
Winston Steward, 51, a health care worker in Frazier Park, Calif., reportedly has the same e-mail address as the one "Light" used to send letters to The Cleveland Plain Dealer."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/27/california-health-care-worker-claims-pseudonym-ellie-light/?test=latestnews
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Funny right wingers! Making fun of typical political shenigans by who knows who while you guys commit felonies breaking into offices to place phone taps! You guys crack me up!

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