A Breakthrough? Has The Media Had Enough Of Team Obama’s Lies?
Probably not. But this Politico report is refreshing.
Asked about the Priorities spot on MSNBC Wednesday morning, Robert Gibbs said he doesn’t “know the specifics” while Stephanie Cutter said on CNN: “I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health insurance.”
And Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One that “we don’t’ have any knowledge of the story of the family,” according to Yahoo! News.
But Cutter hosted an Obama campaign conference call in May in which Soptic told reporters the very story featured in the Priorities spot.
That’s a clean bust.
Here we have a case where one guy, Joe Soptic, appeared in an Obama ad, then told a story about his wife dying on a conference call hosted by Stephanie Cutter, then told the same story in an ad that was made by former White House Deputy Press Secretary, Bill Burton, who now runs Priorities USA – A pro-Obama SuperPAC.
I pointed out earlier that Team Obama isn’t living up to its own standards. We know Priorities USA is implying that Romney is responsible for Soptic’s wife’s death. That is reprehensible and yet Team Obama refuses to denounce the ad. They’ve gone even further and defended the ad by claiming ignorance of Soptic’s story while stressing that the overall message was still accurate.
Team Romney has put up a detailed chronicling of the deception here.
Again, to make it really simple:
1) The Obama campaign used Joe Soptic in an ad.
2) The Obama campaign hosted a conference call where Joe Soptic told his story.
3) Joe Soptic tells the same story in an ad made by a former White House senior staffer.
4) The Obama campaign refuses to denounce the ad and even claims they have no knowledge of Soptic’s story.