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"Deep Background"

by Jerry Bader

The White House apparently is very concerned about an ABC report about "talking point scrubbing." Let me tell you what "deep background" means here. The existence of the meeting was off the record. Reporters are free to use information given to them in this meeting, but can't say where they got it or even report that the meeting existed. The intent of this is to hand the MSM their narrative without a trail to where the media got that narrative. 

I've been getting the sense the Congressional Republicans know there is something to be had here and I've felt even the most ardent Obama defenders in the MSM in recent days have begun to feel that there is a story here. It'll be interesting to see the story the White House has weaved to combat the ABC report.