Busted? The following story is almost too unbelievable to be true, but as Jay Tea states at Wizbang … “But it’s all too plausible, in this day and age.” So much for the most ethical campaign in history.
In this day and age when one wants investigation journalism one needs to look to the internet, not the main stream media. There is a reason why I have always enjoyed and respected the work done at the Jawa Report. Rusty Shackleford and the Jawa Report has done some incredible research into the internet smear campaign directed toward Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Smears and allegations made toward Sarah Palin that were patently false. I am not even going to attempt to go into the details as that needs to be done by going directly to the Jawa Report for this is a must READ.
Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.
It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:
Read other bloggers tracking this news story, interestingly enough as the people have been busted, You Tube videos are being taken down.
Ace of Spades: Anti-Palin Astroturfing Traced Directly to Obama-Connected PR Firm. UPDATE: LIKE CLOCKWORK, VIDEOS TAKEN DOWN!!
Patterico’s Pontifications: Potential Bombshell: Was Obama’s Chief Media Strategist David Axelrod Behind an Astroturfing Campaign to Promote a False YouTube Smear Against Sarah Palin?
The Gateway Pundit: Busted… Sarah Palin Smear Video Created/Distributed By PR Firm