Video of Obama's Bankrupting Coal Industry Remarks

November 3rd, 2008 10:21 AM

On Sunday, my colleague P. J. Gladnick helped break the story about Barack Obama discussing how his carbon cap and trade proposals would bankrupt coal-fired power plants.

Hot Air's Ed Morrissey has found a video of that interview with the San Francisco Chronicle (embedded right).

Sunday evening, the Chronicle's Carla Marinucci refuted claims that she and her paper did anything to hide this information from the public.

Morrissey took issue with Marinucci's position:

Yesterday, Sarah Palin demanded to know why the San Francisco Chronicle sat on this story for so long. The Chronicle responded by noting that the video has been available on their website since January 17th of this year. However, the Chronicle never reported on these quotes from Obama, and these statements certainly seem noteworthy enough to include in any look at Obama’s policies on energy.

Even more oddly, they never provided a transcript of the interview, an almost automatic step for any meeting between national political candidates and the editors of a newspaper. Why didn’t the Chronicle transcribe their meeting in the nine months between then and now? Did they realize how damaging this could be to Obama’s hopes in the middle of the primaries and chose to quietly shelve the interview?

I'm sure we're going to hear more about this in the next few days. Stay tuned.