If you really want to get an idea of what these “Truth Teams” are up to, just translate “Truth” into Russian: Правда = Pravda!
Yup, remember Pravda? That iconic newspaper of disinformation and propaganda for the old Soviet Union?
Of course, those of us in Missouri who lived through the 2008 elections have already seen an earlier iteration of these “Truth Teams” in action; coordinating with prosecutors and local law enforcement to shut down any criticism of Obama. Of course, back then, they were called, “Truth Squads.” I guess “Squads” was a little bit too militant sounding. So, for this go-around, they just softened it up by using replacing “Squads” with “Teams.” However, if you know a little Russian, the word “Team” is Komanda (Команд), which sounds suspiciously like, “Commando!” Apparently, now that he is in the White House, Obama has elevated his jackboots for the Ministry of Truth to Pravda Commandos! LOL!
Anyway, for a flashback of these Pravda Commandos in action, I present to you the following video from St. Louis in 2008:
Obama campaign sets up ‘Truth Team’
President Obama’s re-election team is seeking help from Internet and on-the-ground backers to spread the word about Obama’s record in office, and to bash his Republican critics.
The purpose of the “Truth Team” is to “promote the president’s achievements, respond to attacks on his record and hold the eventual Republican nominee accountable,” said the announcement from the Obama re-election team.
The overall website — BarackObama.com/TruthTeam — includes three specialty websites: KeepingHisWord.com (devoted to Obama’s record), KeepingGOPHonest.com (attacking Republicans), and AttackWatch.com (responding to critical GOP ads).
“The sites also contain tools for sharing materials via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, and empowers supporters to take further action by volunteering, writing letters to the editor, sending postcards to undecided voters with information about the president’s record, and more,” said the Obama announcement.