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    was not to be automatically dismissive of this story.  Neither was I saying that we should jump and flail all over it like some people were doing here.  If a thing like this happened at an Obama rally the GOP press would have pumped it and the rest of the press would have wound up mentioning it and it would have stood as emblematic of the Obama campaign for a number of people in the final hours of the campaign.  It's a big deal that they have this advantage in media.  They can make mistakes that we cannot.  The blogs are one of the only means of trying to even up the huge institutional advantage they have in media.  

    I agree it's embarrassing when we fly off the handle on unsubstantiated stories.  The "Victory Vans" headline on the rec list this morning clearly should have been pulled back after people pointed out what is going on there.  

    But this story appeared to come from a couple of different sources and if the press had chosen to report it, it would have been a black eye for Romney on the day before the election.  It was worth shining a light on for a moment to see if anything substantial materialized.  

    When truth is only a matter of opinion, advantage goes to the liars.

    by Sun dog on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:14:45 AM PST

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