White House Shuts Down Snitch Line
So we can no longer drop dimes?
After the White House took heat for asking people to report “fishy” information about health care reform, the e-mail address set up for that purpose became inactive Monday.
It’s unclear whether the White House pulled the plug on the controversial account, firstname.lastname@example.org, or whether there is a bug in the system.
But the error message that shows up indicates it is a permanent change.
“The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in service,” the message says. “We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via: http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck.”
But wait! All is not lost. As long as you inform the snitchee …
Through the “reality check” site, set up last week to address what the White House said were health care reform rumors, the White House is still asking people to send in their “myths” on health care. But that site now includes a warning that says, “please refrain from submitting any individual’s personal information, including their e-mail address, without their permission.”