First the Times refused to release the tape because they said they didn't want to unduly influence the election.
At Khalidi’s going-away party in 2003, the scholar lavished praise on Obama, telling the mostly Palestinian American crowd that the state senator deserved their help in winning a U.S. Senate seat. “You will not have a better senator under any circumstances,” Khalidi said.
The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The Times.
They said they would not reveal their sources. Journalistic integrity, and all of that.
Then they told readers who inquired about the tape that they'd already written a whole story about it -- wasn't that enough? Journalistic integrity, and all of that.
But the story is changing.
Now the Times reports that it received the tape from a source on condition that it not be released. Journalistic integrity, and all of that.
If they release it, why, their sources for tapes of messiahs heaping praise on anti-semites would just dry right up.
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