'Fishy' Email Account Closes

The White House's electronic tip box, [email protected], which was established to receive tips regarding "fishy" claims about Obama's new health-care reform, is now disabled. Since its introduction two weeks ago, critics have expressed concern about how the tipsters' personal information would be used. Though White House press secretary Robert Gibbs assured the public that "nobody is keeping anybody's names," others, like Sen. John Cornryn, claimed those able to access the "flag" account could obtain the names and emails of those concerned Americans contacting the White House. As the blacklist uproar raged on, Cornryn’s urge to Obama to “cease this program immediately” was apparently heard. Anyone who now tries to email the account is redirected to and told the account is “no longer in service.”