Today, in his “**Insta-Fact Check**” of what he dubs, “the ObamaMedia”, he questions the timing of yesterday’s release of the 47% video (scroll down, it’s the last item). I had also questioned the timing, wondering yesterday if perhaps the Obama campaign’s internal polls showed the evaporation of his convention bounce, a hypothesis which makes more sense today, with the release of today’s Gallup tracking poll, showing Obama slipping and the race now within the margin of error.
John and I may be on the same page when questioning the timing of the release, but he offers a different reason:
After chumming the waters had finally paid off yesterday and Obama’s lapdog media was in a full frenzy of phony outrage and concern-trolling over hidden video of Romney speaking the truth about America’s deadbeats, I noticed a chyron make its way below Anderson Cooper that said something like:
BREAKING: U.S. Warned Three Days Prior to Attack On Libyan Embassy
This is why the video was released when it was.
The White House would rather that a story which undermines its narrative about the events in the Middle East and its competence to respond to them not get that much media attention.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Kurt “venture[s] to guess that this will just be one of several ‘surprises’ by the Obama campaign and their allies in the press which we will see pushed out in the next few weeks. As far as the timing, I can imagine that every week or two there will be something else introduced to take the attention off of Obama’s failings.”
I agree; I don’t think this is the last of the surprises, but do think the the public will start growing weary of them. And that may serve to increase the level of skepticism Americans have fort the legacy media.
UPDATE: Seems Rush agrees.