A couple of things to note this afternoon. First, P&L broke the story last night of CBS playing fast and loose with the video and transcript of the Romney-Ryan 60 Minutes Interview. However, perhaps because of our story, a critical piece of it was restored as of today. The details:
BREAKING! (approx 1:30 p.m. 08/13) Alert reader ProudMilitaryMom has made me aware that CBS has restored the Solyndra remarks to the supposed complete interview video! You can now find these remarks starting at the 11.27 mark on the video. These comments were not there last night. I ran the video three times before I posted this article, and checked everywhere online to see if I could find a clip or a quote.
Interestingly enough, about an hour ago I checked my blog stats and found that someone on the internal servers at Fleishman Hillard, a public relations firm, had been to my blog. I was wondering what that was about, but I think we now have our answer. If you want to put the details together yourself, just check out their client list on Wikipedia. Clearly a left-leaning PR firm with lots of Chicago connections. Also, check out the controversy part of the Wiki just below the partial client list.
Now to gloat:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” ~Margaret Mead
Also, HotAir posted about this this morning, sans the Solyndra part, but WE broke the story last night! (h/t myiq2xu)
Another interesting tidbit: the media is now becoming part of the story, which is always a dangerous development for them. Just today Matthew Yglesias at Slate became the latest to sacrifice his credibility on the alter of Obama-worship, via a story he had to retract less than three hours after he posted it:
Let me apologize. I originally had a too-credulous item here linking to a piece at The Richmonder alleging that Paul Ryan has sold bank shares after a closed door meeting with Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke on the financial crisis in 2008. As Eric Platt explains he certainly seems to have sold the shares on the same day as the meeting, but the meeting happened in the evening by which time the markets would have been closed. One can perhaps construct a scenario by which the Richmonder’s theory of the case holds up, but they don’t have the goods and I shouldn’t have passed their analysis on with no qualification and so little scrutiny of my own.
This comment was posted above a total strike out of his entire article. At least he had a shred of integrity left and didn’t yank it entirely. And by shred, I mean a dried up, broken fig leaf.
The media is a mess, judging by visits today to Memeorandum, RCP, and various known BS artists like the WaPo & the NYT. The Ryan pick has totally upended the narrative, and the fear and loathing is swelling to new heights. Good. I suspect that’s part of the plan.