What happened to the article at Connect Tristates, KHQA, I linked to in this post? The one that reported Barack Obama's meeting with Governor Blagojevich? It was there when I posted it this morning. Down the memory hole it went. Fortunately there exists a screen shot. Via JammieWearingFool:
A cover-up even more amateurish than all those blog posts that disappeared from Obama's website.
Only now we have the media complicit in the whitewash.
Just imagine the howls if a media outlet published a story potentially damaging to George W. Bush and a month later it disappeared.
JWF is exactly right. Amateurish. The article was available this morning. When it became obvious someone in the Obama camp was lying (actually two someones, Obama and Axelrod), and this article proved it, POOF, it was gone. But not forgotten. JWF links to Gateway Pundit who had the screen shot. But wait...that's not the only article that went POOF at KHQA. As JWF notes, another article went missing.
(It keeps getting better. Or worse depending on how you look at it). Doug Ross has an interesting update:
Update: Like David Axelrod, television station KHQA just retracted both of its stories that mentioned the Obama-Blago meeting (one written before and one written after).
Screen shot of the second article:
Doug Ross continues:
The second article was written by a different author than the first, which would imply that independent confirmation of the meeting may have taken place.
The American Digest has the who, what, when, where and why that KHQA seems a little unsure about:
Let's review what Ms. Sowers original story on November 5 tells us:
Who: Obama and the Governor
What: A meeting is is to be held.
Where: In Chicago.
When: The afternoon of November 5.
Why: To discuss the Senate replacement for President-Elect Obama.
Let's review what Ms. Hunt's original story on November 8 tells us:
Who: President-Elect Obama and the Governor
What: Had a meeting
Where: In Illinois.
When: "Earlier in the week"
Why: To discuss filling Obama's seat in the Senate.
Let's review what today's "clairification" tells us:
Who: No person, just an amorphous thing called "KHQA" which "wishes to offer."
What: A story "which discussed the appointment of a replacement for..."
Where: Somewhere "on our website."
When: Sometime "last month."
Why: "KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place." But perhaps this KHQA could ask Ms. Sowers who does (or did)...
Now recall the statement in today's "Clarification" that says, "KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place."
Well, if it KHQA had read itself on the 8th it would have that knowledge. But since the KHQA story from the 8th has now been erased from the KHQA story database I guess you cold say "KHQA has no knowledge that any meeting ever took place." But it would be more correct to say "KHQA no longer has any knowledge that any meeting ever took place. We did have that knowledge in our knowledge base but we dumped it."
And the lies just keep on coming.