Facebook has announced that it has hired Joe Lockhart, President Bill Clinton’s former press secretary, as its new vice president of global communications.
Bilderberg Group intervention or appropriately qualified?
“Joe’s arrival brings new skills and greater depth to our incredibly busy team,” Facebook VP of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy Elliot Schrage said in a statement to Mashable. “His experience building and running a press office at the White House gives him particular appreciation for the demands of a global 24-hour news cycle and the challenges of responding effectively to intense scrutiny.”
Lockhart served as the 22nd White House Press Secretary from August 1998 to September 2000. During that time, he defended President Clinton during the impeachment trials (the Lewinsky scandal was gaining steam when he ascended to the office) and was press secretary during the Elián González affair.
Lockhart will manage the company’s Corporate, Policy and International Communications teams, according to a Facebook spokesperson we talked to. He will officially start on July 15. While he currently lives in Washington, D.C., he will be moving to California “as soon as family commitments allow.”
Lockhart brings a lot of communications experience to the table beyond his time as Clinton’s press secretary. He was an EVP for Bozell Sawyer Miller and founded Glover Park Group, a strategic communications firm with a big roster of blue chip clientele, in 2001. He was previously a broadcast journalist for CNN, NBC News and other networks.
Facebook has been in need of some communications muscle ever since the departure of former director of corporate communications Brandee Barker. Barker, who was with the company for four years, left the company late last year to start her own consulting firm for early-stage companies. Facebook was reportedly in talks with former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs, but it looks like those talks fell apart.
We’ve dug up an April 2000 video of Lockhart, talking to the press about the Gonzalez affair. Let us know what you think of Facebook’s newest executive hire in the comments.
Very coincidental isn’t it that Lockhart was Clintons former press secretary, Hilary Clinton is an attendee at Bilderberg Group meetings, Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook was in attendance at Bilderberg this year in St. Moritz, Switzerland and Lockhart was previously a broadcast journalist for CNN owned by Ted Turner, yet another globalist also in attendance at Bilderberg meetings……connecting any dots yet?
I‘ve dug up an April 2000 video (below) of Lockhart, talking to the press about the Gonzalez affair. Let me know what you think of Facebook’s newest executive hire in the comments section below.