Oct 07 2013
Major Update: When exposed to the public, the Barrycades come crashing down like some form of “evil from the night“:
After being taken down, officially because of the government shutdown, the federal website dealing with alerts about abducted children – AmberAlert.gov – was restored Monday morning.
It was not clear as to why it would cost less to change the website’s appearance than to just keep it the way it was.
In any case, after some negative publicity over the weekend and concern by many members of the public that the whole system was down, the Justice Department reversed course and restored the AmberAlert.gov website.
As would be guessed, the Barrycades are afraid of a little sunshine on them! – end update
Where oh where is the GOP media machine? Now that Obama and the NPS has given them so much damn ammunition to win the PR battle why is it all we hear and see is crickets?
When Obama Barrycaded Tot Lots to protect them from toddlers – where were the camera, ads and sound overs? Note: this was reported (but buried in the middle of the story) by the Washington Post so it has a great source!
When Obama Barrycaded the WWII Memorial, where is the 30 second ad of disgust? There is some amazing home-grown political art out there to tap! Why the silence?
When Obama Barrycaded a privately owned Inn open for business, even though the Federal Highway it sits off of was OPEN, where the GOP spinmeisters?
Update: This is what the GOP should be doing:
National Park Rangers shut down a family-owned and fully-booked inn along a lonely North Carolina highway on Saturday, driving customers away during the peak tourist season.
In response, the rangers blocked the inn with patrol cars and told customers and told customers who had booked reservations months in advance that the “government was closed,” according to USAToday. They also forced 35 of O’Connell’s 100 employees out of their homes and off the federally-leased lands.
“It’s about the visitors. It’s about the staff and employees who are now having to move off the mountain — they live here — with no notice. They have no jobs. That’s the concern,” said O’Connell of his newly homeless, jobless workers.
Obama’s new jobs program in action – end update
When Obama evicted an elderly couple from the home of 40 years on Lake Mead – where is the damn outrage? Why is this not on TV 24 by 7?
Even Faux News is barely covering these stories, and so balanced the stories are bland. Where is the GOP PR Media Machine? Was it Shutdown too? Stop playing nice and start playing to win.
Update: And pretending to close down web pages like the Amber Alert page (when we all know the servers and SW are still operating with support)?
Instead of showing critical missing children bulletins, the federal Amber Alert website on Sunday displayed a sparse, white screen with a simple message: It’s a victim of the government shutdown.
The website normally displays urgent alerts from across the nation about the most at-risk missing children, helping to connect citizens and law enforcement across all participating jurisdictions.
BS! The victims are the children abducted (and I guess now would be a good time if had such evil intentions). Funding for the public safety IS ALLOWED under the rules of the shutdown. BTW, that news article is from NBC.
Come on GOP, get your PR game on!