Obama Rips Wall Street in Cyber Stealth Ad

Google search leads to prez call for reform
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2010 2:22 AM CDT
Obama Rips Wall Street in Cyber Stealth Ad

The White House has launched a stealth attack on Wall Street in a controversial but deft Internet ad. A link to "Help Change Wall Street" pops up when users search "Goldman Sachs SEC" on Google. The link takes users to mybarackobama.com and features a photo of Obama and his call for Wall Street reform, noting "too little accountability on Wall Street and too little protection for Main Street." The ad was purchased by the White House political wing, Organizing for America, reports ABC News.

A political Web expert called the link "another example that the Obama Internet guys are the smartest on the block" when it comes to using the Web. But critics say the ad is evidence that the SEC's suit against Goldman Sachs was manipulated by Obama to serve his political strategy. "It must be nice for Democrats that the SEC's filing against Goldman Sachs so conveniently fits into their political agenda," California GOP Rep. Darell Issa wrote the SEC. The White House has denied having anything to do with the SEC action. (More SEC stories.)

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