I got sidetracked yet again while researching an unrelated topic and I was struck by how defensive and political the language is on WhiteHouse.gov. I have been there before and I seem to remember is being more statesmanlike and less political. Here are a couple of snippets of text that appear on the landing page:
Just the Facts: Top Five Reasons the Democrats’ “New” SCHIP Bill Is Actually More of the Same
Setting The Record Straight: Speaker Pelosi Misleads on SCHIP
House FISA Legislation the Wrong Direction for Our National Security
I guess it makes sense that an embattled administration would use its most relevant internet presence to further it’s goals. I still have to go back to the Wayback and see if the tone and layout was different before 2006…
I was mistaken, I looked at a page from September 1999 and there is one headline that is critical of the GOP…
I guess the goals consequent tone of this website is very dependent on the political landscape and also where they are in the election cycle.