"I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astroturf nature of grass-roots lobbying," said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs during a morning off-camera session in his office with reporters.
"This is manufactured anger," he said.
Well, you can say one thing for the Obama administration: they have brought genuine change to the way the White House addresses dissent.
Neil: "If you dare speak up, you're part of a set-up!" and "We pay the bills so show us some respect!"