To whatever high school intern probably came up with the idea, the White House’s "Attack Watch" website and Twitter account must have seemed a spark of genius. After all, they yoked together two trendy ideas—rapid response and crowd-sourcing—in service to the president. Give people the opportunity to report false and malicious things others are saying about Obama, so the administration and its supporters can fight back.
What could possibly go wrong?
The intern—whoever it was—must have been too young to remember the left’s Bush-era motto: "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
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