a.k.a. Director of Progressive Media & Online Response
In an internal memo provided to The Huffington Post, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said: “This week, Jesse Lee will move from the new media department into a role in the communications department as Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. So now it’s official. A new taxpayer funded position inside the White House to promote the Progressive agenda and respond?
Here’s what the White House had do say about Jesse Lee’s credentials in Febreary, 2009: “Jesse Lee, Online Programs Director – Lee worked in the New Media department for the Transition team doing online outreach, having done online communications for the Democratic National Committee during election season. Prior to that he was Senior New Media Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 110th Congress, having worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee online from 2004-2006. Lee graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 2002.”
And FoxNews.com had this to say: ” With the new position, the White House will be directly reaching out to the media and pushing back on negative reports, a politicking role traditionally left to the Democratic National Committee. Lee’s background in new media will likely come to bear with quick responses to bad press and direct communication with the online liberal community.” Read the FoxNews.com Article.