You never know what you’ll find when you open up your letterbox tomorrow…

PDLETTER2Today, for example, we found a letter from the Northeast Ohio Media Group, AKA the Cleveland Plain Dealer, again insisting we take down a short video clip from NEO Media Group’s editorial interview with John Kasich and Ed FitzGerald.   The entire video had originally been posted online, but was mysteriously and abruptly taken down.  NEO Media Group has so far provided no information as to why the video was removed.

Like the email we received earlier this week, the letter was sent by Chris Quinn, VP of Content for the PD.  We are guessing that Mr. Quinn was unfamiliar with the phenomenon known as the Streisand Effect when he dropped the letter in the mail.

No doubt he is quite familiar with it now, with national blogs and news sites like  Talking Points MemoJoe RomeneskoWonketteThink Progress and Rachel Maddow now covering the disappearing video, posting clips of it online, and discussing the Governor’s embarrassing behavior and refusal to answer questions about why he put a gag order on rape crisis counselors.

A video containing clips of Kasich’s childish behavior and his non-answer response to the gag order question is below.


FitzKasichGagLaw3 from PBVIMEO on Vimeo.

  • This is more like it guys. Hi Chris!

  • dmoore2222

    A wonderful, self-inflicted November surprise thanks to the arrogance of Kasisc and his handlers. They thought this interview was going to be another highly controlled fluff piece. Instead it turned out to be a nightmare. Keep digging, Johnny!

  • Think.

    Barbra would be proud to lend her name to the media uproar following this censored piece of online information. Ohio’s pompous governor can’t bully his way out of every distasteful appearance caught on camera!

  • jr6020

    Too little, too late but I’ll take it. Maybe we can get Fitz’s vote into the (low) 40s and keep the GOP house from reaching supermajority…and just maybe get Pillich and Carney in…

  • Think.

    It’s NOT too late…

  • SlapFat

    Would someone, be they PB staff or commenter, point me in the direction of the full video that the Plain Dealer pulled the plug on? I know it keeps getting taken down but I would adore to see it in its entirety.

  • SlapFat

    I thank you for that. I’ve come across that clip before and certainly think it’s probably the most damaging to Kasich in terms of his behavior. If you do happen to come across the full interview, though, please do allow me to know.

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