“Facebook not unfriended anyone and I am not using the company to Obama’s advantage. This is an illusion and a lie being spread by Twitter and the antiquated, nearly extinct infidels at MySpace”


Millions of dollars a year just to say “I’ll have to check on that and get back to you” or “all the information you need is in that story in USA Today”? It’s good work if you can get it — that is, provided Robert Gibbs gets it.

From the New York Times:

Facebook is in talks to hire Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former White House press secretary, for a senior role in helping to manage the company’s communications, people briefed on the negotiations said.

Facebook is seeking out Mr. Gibbs ahead of an initial public offering planned for early 2012, these people said.

The talks are still at an early stage and no formal offer has been made, these people said, adding it remained possible that the discussions could collapse.
A job for Mr. Gibbs at Facebook could be worth millions of dollars. While details of his potential compensation package have yet to be discussed, people briefed on the talks said that he would receive a cash salary as well as shares ahead of the initial offering. Facebook is being valued by some investors at more than $60 billion and could be the largest offering in history.

The NYT story said that Gibbs originally intended to help Obama with his re-election campaign before getting a job in the private sector. Who says he can’t do both? There are millions and millions of Facebook users in the US alone — tell me Team Obama isn’t frothing at the mouth at the prospect of having a highly placed Hope & Change agent working there.


8 Responses to “Facebook, Apparently Seeking More Effective Ways to Lie to Users, May Hire Robert Gibbs”

  1. Clu Seatoe on March 28th, 2011 2:58 pm

    “all the information you need is in that story in USA Today”


    “we have determined that to upgrade our transparency regarding your inquiry is not in your best interest.”

  2. joyannaadams on March 28th, 2011 4:08 pm

    Gee…all Carl Rover got was Fox News.

    First we had Al Gore and Google. Now, Bibbs and Facebook. What's next? Holder and Twitter?

  3. Marshall_Will on March 28th, 2011 7:25 pm

    What's next? Holder and Twitter?

    With so many wonderful ways to 'take' that? Lol. Yeah, I've said it before but there was nothing noteworthy about the movie Social Network IMHO. In fact, nothing really noteworthy about the company's business model? Just another in the making.

    Remember when 'Napster' was all the rage? Then what w/ the MySpace dust up, I knew people that weren't even IN a band getting one together just so they could have a MySpace page?

    Suffice to say whatever medium/media The Left learns to exploit best will of course need "public funding" to ensure "fairness" and "preserve our democracy" ( to the exclusion of all others! ) And Gibbs is just the man to bring it to ya'.

  4. Jim T. on March 28th, 2011 8:50 pm

    During the 2008 campaign you couldn't find a single page on Facebook that didn't have a picture of Obama in the ad spaces. I had to use Firefox's AdBlock to scrub all the images off every day.

    So, what more can they do to increase their advertising for him next time around? They will be wasting a seven figure salary on Fibbs for nothing.

  5. Marshall_Will on March 28th, 2011 10:23 pm

    Jim T,

    Not into FB'ing at the time ( but I'll take you at your word ) You make an excellent point, once any 'Advertiser' ( which is essentially all Teh Won really was, a "media sensation" ) reaches Maximum Saturation Point, do we really need to go any further?

    Oil Can Henry's advertising in every paper/blog/TV/etc. doesn't mean we're going to get our oil changed 'every' time we see one of their ads. Just when our car 'needs' it. I will say tho', in terms of dealing with The Left over the last 6 years or so, it was nice to have a slow news day today for a change. I mean other than Rush calling Teh Wun the 12th Imam. Which was a gas.

  6. Clu Seatoe on March 29th, 2011 2:16 pm

    Is Gibbs’ paycheck going to have Facebook printed on it? Is his direct deposit going to come from Facebook’s account? Maybe. But is it actually going to be Facebook’s capitol or will it originate from some taxpayer account?

    Gibbs doesn’t seem intelligent or inspired enough to run Mao’s propaganda arm at Facebook so he’s probably there only to see that the propaganda is published to the WH specs.

    Will the American taxpayer be funding Mao’s propaganda publications at Facebook? What is the implication here? Is the American taxpayer the new owners of Facebook or will it be Soros purchased a few weeks ago when Mark Zuckerberg was at the WH?

    The people around Mao could see the way the wind was blowing with regard to the unions, teachers and public schools in WI so they had to put into place a parallel plan, Facebook, to get to America’s children. Get the children and you have the nation.

  7. Zilla on March 30th, 2011 10:40 am

    Well when facebook finally goes full leftist and kicks all the Conservatives off, remember that there is a right minded alternative to facebook, Freedom Torch. Here's my profile there:
    Here's where you can sign up:

  8. imoforpcs on May 2nd, 2017 4:20 pm

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