Monday, January 25, 2010

Media Watch: Barack Obama and the amazing "Ellie Light"

Ellie Light, a single identifiable letter writing respondent to opinion pages in newspapers and supporter of the current administration of this 44th Presidency, seems to be too prolific to be a real single person - it defies the odds. Image Credit:

Media Watch: Barack Obama and the amazing "Ellie Light"


What does the term "fainting spells" paired with Barack Obama trigger in your mind when they are mentioned together?

Well, we are beginning to witness another chapter of "put-up" jobs out of Barack Obama and the people who surround him.

Just as we have seen no more fainting spells since they were pointed out as defying the odds of a realistic occurrence ... even down to Barack Obama's scripted reaction to the discovery that someone in the audience gathered to hear him campaign - "Is there a doctor in the audience?"

Ellie Light, a single identifiable letter writing respondent to opinion pages in newspapers and supporter of the current administration of this 44th Presidency, seems to be too prolific to be a real single person - it defies the odds.

The core of Ellie Light's letter, defending President Obama, reads, in part:

"During his campaign, Obama clearly said that an economy that took eight years to break couldn't be fixed in a year, that Afghanistan was a graveyard of empires and would not be an easy venture for us. Candidate Obama didn't feed us happy talk, which is why we elected him. He never said America could solve our health care, economic and security problems without raising the deficit. Instead, he talked of hard choices, of government taking painful and contentious first steps towards fixing problems that can't be left for another day."

This Ellie Light seems to have multiple addresses across the country - in each case Ellie Light claimed to be a local resident. According to Michelle Malkin's Hot Air, virtually the same letter from the same person has appeared in at least sixty-two (62) newspapers, some as large and well known as USA Today and the Washington Times while others were small and local with names like the Los Banos Enterprise and the Danbury News-Times.

The facts and commonality were discovered when the Cleveland Plain Dealer, also a recipient of the letter, had a reporter investigate Ellie Light's "bona fides" and found little to make them feel comfortable. The Plain Dealer reporter has also published an email exchange with Ellie Light that has to be read to be believed.

The best suspicion so far has led to a twitter account run by a public relations outfit and additionally, the letters may have originated out of Long Beach.

Here is speculation excerpted and edited from Left Coast Rebel -

The Light Shown on the Ellie Light Mystery: Ellie Light Origin, is Ellie Light a Journalist named Samantha Power?
by the Left Coast Rebel - 1.23.2010

Like a detective on a trail, I'm all over this Ellie Light thing (still), the next tidbit I will point you to is the actual meaning of the name and the potential allusion to the Obama campaign symbol and a few other theories like the Cass Sunstein/Samantha Power possibility. As everyone knows by now, the 'transparency' of the Obama administration is an illusion, I think that this story is another (potential) determining factor of just that as well. I also read a report that Ellie Light has been featured in over 60 newspapers as of now. Readers have opined that 'Ellie Light' probably votes in each city/district that the papers are located in as well.

As anyone that can do a quick Google will find, the name 'Ellie' comes from Greek name Helen lending it the meaning of "light". So obviously we can then see that the name is most likely a pseudonym for something of meaning, something particular - light. Bungalow Bill has this insight:

El, a term used often in Chicago since they call their system of trains running to Chicago's loop and throughout the city on multiple lines also means horizon--like horizon in Obama's campaign symbol. We have two connections here to common themes with Obama.

Bungalow Bill also mentions that one must not forget Obama's campaign symbol featuring an 'O' with a setting sun, etc, obviously the term 'light' and 'Ellie Light' come to my mind when thinking of the symbol:

Moving along, reader Cambridge Lady checks in with an angle that I hadn't even considered - that Ellie is also short for Eleanor Roosevelt, she writes that it is maybe a reference to FDR's New Deal.....bringing light to America?

Proving how fascinating and hot this story is as well, I just got another note from a reader known as Piperbaye, he actually thinks that Ellie Light is a journalist, a certain Samantha Power. He notes as well that there is a Cass Sunstein connection to this Samantha Power and that Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals may be in play (the name Lucifer which Rules for Radicals was dedicated to means 'bearer of light'. Here's what he wrote to LCR:

I believe Ellie Light is a journalist by the name of Samantha Power. The meaning of the name ellie is light. An Ellie is also a national magazine award which Ms. Power won in 2005 for a piece in New Yorker magazine, entitled Dying in Darfur.

She worked for Senator Barack Obama and then on his presidential campaign before she was forced to resign for referring to Hillary Clinton as a monster.

While there, she met then later married Cass Sunstein who works in the Obama administration as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs .

While at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-"independent" advocates to "cognitively infiltrate" online groups and websites.

In addition to this , the latin word, Lucifer, means bearer of light. Saul Alinsky, in Rules for Radicals, dedication is to Lucifer.
Reference Here>>

Needless to say, this intrigue has got some people buzzing - watch the letters under the name Ellie Light ... stop! - to paraphrase Barack Obama while directing the fainting scenes staged at one of his fainting spells events ... Is there a postman in the house?


Does anyone believe that this same letter (roughly), "penned" by the same author could accidentally make it into SIXTY-TWO (62) different papers without a coordinating effect somewhere?

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