Goldberg: What is the L.A. Times Hiding?

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg asks a simple question: What is the L.A. Times Hiding?

There’s a video out there of Obama saying kind things about Khalidi, and on the general principle that information in an open society shouldn’t be kept secret and that the voters should make up their own minds about whether or not they trust certain candidates, this video should be set free. But a pro-censorship organization called the Los Angeles Times, which has the tape in its possession, is hiding it, for reasons it won’t fully explain. And it’s looking more and more ridiculous each passing day.

I understand that the tape was leaked to the Times by a source or sources unknown, and that an agreement was struck with that source to keep the tape hidden, but the tape has been described in a Times story already, and it quite obviously contains no state secrets. I also suspect that the tape could be posted in such a way as to obscure its origins. The Times, however, won’t discuss in detail why it’s keeping the tape from its readers, and the newspaper’s “readers’ representative,” Jamie Gold, has lined up against the readers, and argued against the release of the tape.

If this is even being noticed by The Atlantic, you know the story is gaining some serious traction—and the reputation of the Los Angeles Times is in serious danger. (Of course, they haven’t had much credibility at LGF for a long long time.)

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