When in Doubt, Blame the Media

Here’s footage of Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Keith Wright and Charlie Rangel, defending David Paterson’s disintegrating position by saying that all the talk about the White House wanting him out of the race is just stuff in newspapers and therefore, as far as they know, not quite real.

Denying the premise has been a way, at least temporarily, for these officials to avoid publicly abandoning Paterson without challenging what the Obama administration is doing.