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October 28, 2007

Official behind FEMA fake press conference quits, joins ODNI

Think Progress notes that the FEMA official responsible for last week's infamous fake press conference has resigned and gone to work for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Correction: Actually, the fake news conference appears to have cost John P. Philbin his job at ODNI. Philbin had been slated to take the ODNI job before the now-infamous fake news conference on the California wildfires, but the offer has since been rescinded.


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A commenter noted earlier today, as did Lindsay Beyerstein, the rather remarkable news that one of the FEMA officials who oversaw the fake news conference from earlier in the week has been promoted to head public affairs at the ODNI: (via WaPo: Philbin... [Read More]


One of you fools challenged me to name a good blog. Well, it was an intermittent efort since my real thoughts and ideas would fly over the heads of the American public, but for humor (and a bit of travel commentary) I suggest you read this.

You can't make this shit up. These guys get funnier every day. They should just put on clown suits and be done with it.

Re: Milo's "blog". Save yourself the trouble: It's Mark Nuckols' puerile Hufu dross. Humorous, if you think the siege of Leningrad was amusing. The couple people I've met who were actually there somehow seemed to have missed the comical aspect of hunger.

This is hysterical except that it's really an outrage.

The lack of ethics and the persistent criminality of the bushbots is mind blowing. It never ceases.

Name one thing they did which is not loaded with unethical, and or criminal activity? Just one.

hey, I thought it was pretty clever. and if you read the stories, you'll find humor as well as historically and anthropologically accurate and compelling writing. Eh, that was my goofing off in business school. I real life I am scholar of comparative languages and jurisprudence as well as managing director in multinational firm. And come on, Delicious Baby Seal *is* hilarious. Wittier than anything I've read on any of these dreary sites i.e. feministe, TMW, etc.

Oh and the Causasian travelogues were also quite insightful and well written. Hey, i've been to Syria, Lebanon, Goergia, Uzbekistan. You fools don;t know the first thing about the world.

Prattle on : )

Hey milo!
You're a dick.

A promotion isn't much of a punishment.

Oh that's rich.

Running out the clock is what this administration is doing...and laughing.

mudkitty -

I hope they're running out the clock.

Maybe they hired that PR guy to promote a war with Iran.

No surprises here. Cheney probably ordered this guy's promotion. Liked the size of his balls. What bravado! I wonder how many times they'd done this before and gotten away with it.

I love this:
"Dana Perino said yesterday that 'it is not a practice that we would employ here at the White House. We certainly don't condone it. We didn't know about it beforehand. . . . They, I'm sure, will not do it again.'"

Bullocks. They do employ those practices at the White Souse. They condone it. They probably knew about it beforehand. . . and, I'm sure, it will happen again.

And Milo, it's generally considered EXTREMELY lame to make completely unrelated comments on any blog. Especially the first comment on a new item.

In defense of Milorad, this story writes itself perfectly and can be considered the incorporation of the Platonic ideal of the Decider Republic, which shares most of the traits of a banana republic except a) a lower executive work ethic and b) no bananas.

Hey- the guy was smart enough to set up a news interview without reporters... so he's probably well- equipped to provide intelligence reports without data- which really does fit recent administration parameters. ^..^


Apparently, he was offered the job before the fake FEMA press conference, and the offer has been rescinded.

"We do not normally comment on personnel matters," DNI spokesman Ross Feinstein said Monday. "However, we can confirm that Mr. Philbin is not, nor is he scheduled to be, the director of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence."

Is that the real Office of the Director of National Intelligence or the decoy Office of the Director of National Intelligence? He left behind a box of correspondence about estate settlements for some important man in Nigeria and I want to make sure I email them over to the right office.

oh fantastic! now we'll get fake national intelligence instead of fake news.

Oh, wait a minute here...we already have fake news.

Oh, wait another minute...we already have fake national intelligence.

This is depressing.

Wow, there's a level of bullshit that even people in the Bush administration won't put up with. I'm genuinely shocked.

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