What a difference a day makes.
On Monday, former “Journ-O-list” gadfly and current Slate.com blogger Dave Weigel explained to the universe why the video investigation of Planned Parenthood conducted by Live Action has “fizzled“. In a column reeking more of wishful thinking than hard analysis, Mr. Weigel explained the brilliant media strategy instituted by Soros-funded Media Matters for America:
Media Matters and other liberal groups pounced as soon as the video went up. Media Matters welcomed the videos with a “refresher course on Andrew Breitbart’s dishonest tactics” and the screaming headline “HOAX VIDEO EXPOSED.” The hoax? Planned Parenthood had already warned the FBI about the sting. Subsequent Media Matters reports alleged that audio in the tapes had been spliced and mashed to make stuff up. Within 72 hours, the group put together a conference call for Planned Parenthood leaders to speak out about Rose and a joint letter to members of Congress from 26 progressive groups.
This is the journalistic equivalent of Leon Lett’s premature touchdown celebration in Super Bowl XXVII.
Within hours of the “Fizzle” post hitting Slate.com, Live Action released it’s latest video report, this one in New York City. Similar to the way the ACORN videos produced by Veritas Videos took the national stage when their expose of ACORN Brooklyn was released, the Live Action videos experienced a media blitz raising the questionable practices and behavior of Planned Parenthood to national prominence.