Linking Ellie Light To The White House
If information I've been given is correct, there is circumstantial evidence linking now infamous letter writer Ellie Light to an international public relations firm involved with the White House in helping to promote health care reform.
Left Coast Rebel made me aware of a comment left on his blog by someone claiming to be Ellie Light. The comment was left by someone using the screen name Winston44. In searching out that name, I found a Twitter account under it that has barely been used.
The account has never tweeted and follows 18 individuals, with 9 following it. Given that we usually add people we know when we first open a Twitter account, I looked to see who the first individual was that Winston44 added. That would be Adam Segal.
Adam J. Segal, President, The 2050 Group, LLC + Named to PR Week's 40 Under 40 for 2009.
His firm is The 2050 Group. It seems to be offline right now, though it was up last night and may be having tech issues. He maintained a personal blog on blogger here - ethnicmarketing. He seemed thrilled when Obama ran a spot in Spanish on Univision, not sure if he was involved with that.
What he is, or was involved with is the National Alliance for Hispanic Health Care. And this press release puts them in the White House, Google shows them to be supportive of Obama, particularly his health care reform agenda – and the release also establishes Segal as the media contact.
The story was originally broken by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Patterico is adding up the number of times the letter has appeared – still growing, it seems. And the Left Coast Rebel seems to still be on the case, as well. Stay tuned. This scenario, while unable to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, may remind some of the Ethan Winner affair, in which another PR firm linked to David Axelrod looked to be linked to a smear campaign against Sarah Palin during the last presidential campaign.
Alliance Joins President Obama at White House in Commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education
Alliance Joins President Obama at White House in Commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) EducationPRNewswireWASHINGTONNov. 23
$4 Million Alliance Program Supports Future Leaders in STEM Fields
Scholarship and Internship Guide Available at www.AllianceScholars.org
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — "Mr. President, you can count us in. With our community, foundation, and corporate partners the Alliance is proud to be a part of Educate to Innovate," said Adolph P. Falcon, Senior Vice President of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, after attending a White House meeting today where President Obama announced the commitment of companies and nonprofit groups nationwide to encourage students in the STEM fields.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
CONTACT: Adam J. Segal of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health,+1-202-422-4673, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: http://www.hispanichealth.org/