White House Responds to Fox News' Major Garrett; Blames "Third-Party" Groups for Unsolicited Emails - Video 8/16/09
Here is video of Fox News Reporter Major Garrett talking about the White House responding to his questions concerning unsolicited emails citizens have been receiving from the White House. Garrett asked Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about it on Thursday, who would not answer Garrett's questions and treated Garrett rudely.
Garrett reports that the White House released a statement saying that the White House does not send emails to people who have not requested that they receive messages. But they did blame "third party" organizations for sending emails to the White House which may have been added to the White House lists. They said they are taking steps to keep this from happening in the future.
Clearly, this response shows that the White House knows this is a problem. They are trying to take steps now to make it all go away, but I'm not sure this will do the job. They are not really taking responsibility, but are trying to blame others. It will interesting to see how this plays out in the days ahead.