Somebody—or some bodies—have been planting pro-Obama stories at newspapers all over the world.
The pen names of that body are Ellie Light, Mark Spivey, Gloria Elle, and Jan Chen. That is, these are the names known so far.
The blog Patterico’s Pontifications has the most updated list.
Letters with identical wording have been planted at least 60 (discovered so far, but the count is growing by the hour) newspapers both in the United States and overseas. In all cases, the names accompanying the letters are said to be local.
The only question is: who? Who is doing it? Is it ACORN? David Axelrod? One progressively crazed individual like tenured terrorist Bill Ayers? Or a host of the hot and permanently bothered?
There are so many letters in so many places that it’s difficult to believe just one person could have been the perpetrator. Still, political mania has driven people to do crazier things.
Actually, there’s another question: are these faux-letters being placed solely by wily workers or are sympathetic main-stream media editors in on the scam? A combination is also plausible.
Will the ‘turfed newspaper editors admit to being flimflammed? Or will they own up to placing the letters “for the higher good”?
And, even stronger, will the MSM cover this? If they do, they tacitly admit to their incompetence. If they do not, they tacitly admit to their complicity.
Either way, this has all the makings of a delicious scandal.
Update 26 Jan. Patterico finds one newspaper editor who gives evidence he was duped by “Ellie Light.”