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Gibbs: "I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program as Obama Press Secretary"

Yahoo! News: Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama's former press secretary, says that he was once instructed by the White House not to acknowledge the administration's use of drones.

"When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you're not even to acknowledge the drone program," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Up With Chris Hayes" on Sunday. "You're not even to discuss that it exists."

Or, to paraphrase an oft-quoted line from David Fincher's 1999 film "Fight Club": The first rule of the drone program is you do not talk about the drone program.

Gibbs, who was recently hired by MSNBC as a contributor, called the proposition "inherently crazy."

"You're being asked a question based on reporting of a program that exists," Gibbs, who served as White House press secretary from 2009 to 2011, said. "So you're the official government spokesperson acting as if the entire program—pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."

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As I read that, I remember this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MwB2znBZ1g&feature=player_de...

The 2 minute mark includes his comments about 16 year old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki.

The cost to us of how they fund it is the most offensive

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Synchronicity

"Or, to paraphrase an oft-quoted line from David Fincher's 1999 film "Fight Club": The first rule of the drone program is you do not talk about the drone program."

Just last night, it was running through my head, "The first rule of Precious Metals Club, is you do not talk about Precious Metals Club."

In the sense of keeping one's belongings, that is -- don't loudly talk about your stacking at the pub.

I've read it's a sign of one's pineal gland (re-)activating, to see more and more "deja vu" or synchronicity moments. Neat.

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Lol at Gibbs,"Well I had to

Lol at Gibbs,"Well I had to lie because it was my job, but no worries I wont do that at MSNBC". At least Gibbs gave us more material to use on how corrupt the Obama administration is, and by extension government in general. Of course Obama supporters will still give him a pass but it'll be fun to see the squirm!

After he sold his soul

to the liar in chief, he gets a job with MSNBC, the biggest looser cable news show. Reporters/journalists or whatever they claim to be have lost their love for this country and any respect for its people or the truth.

Yahoo news isn't living up to its name anymore.

They have actually lately been - SHUDDER! - a pretty legitimate source of true news.

Clearly not written for yahoos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO040Qa-AhY

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Now that is what I call

"transparency"
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Michael Nystrom's picture

Bump

Thanks for posting. This sheds a little more light on the crazy world we live in.

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LOL...Michael, I read your reply title as "Burp".....

time to update my glasses.