Rusty at TheJawaReport connects the dots between the Obama campaign, a major PR firm, and a variety of baseless anti-Palin smears being circulated by lefty bloggers. As he notes, “Within an hour of this post going up, YouTube videos implicating Ethan Winner were yanked, sockpuppet accounts deleted, and more importantly, the Wikipedia entry on David Axelrod began to edit out mentions of his well-known astroturfing campaigns.”
If he were totally off base, would everything be coming down off the net?
Sure seems like somebody’s got something to hide.
UPDATE: I like the way Ace puts it:
“eswinner” is not sitting at the computer watching right-wing blogs post stories.
“eswinner” does not have a staff vigilantly monitoring the internet for damaging stories.
Neither, for that matter, does Winner & Associates.
But the Barack Obama campaign, headed up by David Astroturf, does.
Barack Obama and the DNC watch this blog. And I’ve put them on notice since this afternoon that a story about them was coming.
Within an hour of the story being posted, the videos began coming down. Within 90 minutes they were all down.
That’s a pretty fast response time. I didn’t mention Winner & Associates in my hints. So why would they be on notice?
I only mentioned Axelrod and Obama.
No, I do not believe that a random Winner & Associates employee just happened to be reading the Ace of Spades website and suddenly came across a link to a story about them and then decided to wake the bosses over it.
I believe the Obama campaign and the DNC have been watching since this afternoon. And they put the call into “eswinner” to get those videos down and bury the evidence.
And now “eswinner” has decided to end his short career on YouTube, despite the fact that this was his Best. Day. Eveehhhhh.
If he was just some ordinary schnook who wanted people to check out his rad smear-videos about Sarah Palin, shouldn’t he be happy he was getting so many hits all of a sudden? Isn’t that the dream of every basement-dwelling wannabe Murrow of the Internet? Attention? Fame? Hits?
Why is he suddenly so shy to have his work seen? Why does he feel compelled now to delete his account entirely? To erase any and all evidence of his YouTube presence?
Why, just a week ago, he was so psyched that “FINALLY THE TRUTH COMES OUT!” Doesn’t he want the truth to come out any longer?
If none of this is shadowy, as they will all claim tomorrow, why did they so quickly retreat from sunlight?
They don’t even want you to see the video they were once so proud of anymore. What changed, exactly?
Why, you’d almost think that perhaps these videos were intended to fly completely under the radar or something. And that now that they’re very much above the radar, they’re embarrassing “eswinner.” Or the client who has hired “eswinner” to peddle vicious smears under the radar so that the client himself could pretend he doesn’t traffic in viciously dishonest advertisements.