Accuracy in Media

Sen. Barack Obama may all but have the Democratic nomination locked up, but his inexperience shows with campaign missteps blamed on the hired help.  From Jake Tapper’s blog.

We started covering Sen. Barack Obama’s inability to hire good staffers in June 2007, when he blamed staffers for some opposition research trying to link Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, to outsourcing in India; for injecting some venom in the David Geffen/Hillary Clinton fight; and for missing an event with firefighters in New Hampshire.

In December, we noted again that Obama was blaming the answers on a 1996 questionnaire on a staffer; and was blaming his touring with “cured” ex-gay gospel singer Donnie McClurkin (which antagonized gays and lesbians) on bad vetting by his staff.

Those five buck-passing incidents were apparently not enough.

By Jake’s count the buck-passing is up to 14.  What is the limit for a campaign before it loses all credibility?

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