October Surprise? It’s Not October And It’s No Surprise
Sarah Palin is once again blaming the “liberal media” for just now revealing remarks Barack Obama made to the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle regarding coal-powered plants that she claims was “withheld from the electorate.” Obama made the comments on January 17.
“You gotta listen to the tape,” she continued. “Why is this audio tape just now surfacing?”
Voices in the crowd could be heard shouting, “Liberal media!”
“This interview was given many months ago,” Palin told the audience. “You should have known about this.”
The Republican National Committee also sent out blog reports pushing the notion of a “hidden” Obama videotape withheld by The Chronicle.
It sounds like an evil, liberal plot to keep information from the public, doesn’t it? The problem with this argument is that it’s not true.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., makes a point to Editor Phil Bronstein (left) and Editorial Page Editor John Diaz.
Obama’s talk with the Chronicle editorial board has been available online since the day it took place, and can be heard in it’s entirety here.
John Diaz, editor of The Chronicle’s editorial pages, said the paper not only posted the entire audio and video of the Obama interview, but promoted it to readers.
“How can anyone suggest that we hid an interview that we did, immediately put up on the Web – and advertised to our readers?” said Diaz. “We promoted it like hell … and I’m sure the Clinton campaign and the McCain campaign scrubbed it. You can still find the whole 48 minutes and 33 seconds online.”
Here is video of Obama’s meeting with the Chronicle, first published on January 20.
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