Floor Fight Cover Up: How Politico Buried and Disappeared a Scoop Damaging To Obama.


This morning, like something out of Orwell’s “1984,” the scoop was… Disappeared.

This morning, without any notation or update I can spot, Politico… Disappeared its own scoop.

This morning, what once read…

Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, a campaign source said, but did not seek to change it until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem late Wednesday. And even then, it had to be forced through a convention hall full of delegates who nearly shouted down the change.

Now reads….

While the campaign at first said Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, it later said he did not learn of the issue until Wednesday morning, when he became aware of seeing news coverage of the issue. Once that happened, the president directed his staff to change the language to include a reference to God and Jerusalem as Israel’s capital because, the campaign source said, the amended version is “consistent with the president’s own positions.”

*as though it never happened*

Breitbart News reached out via email to Politico’s Reid Epstein, the primary author of the piece in question, for comment. As of now, he has not responded.




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