One For Actual Journalism: Barack Obama VP Pick Fails To Arrive First Via SMS And E-mail


Did you get a text message or e-mail from the Barack Obama campaign late Friday night (on the West Coast)? I didn’t and I


Tricia Duryee

Hey Matt, I noticed the same thing. Got an alert from The New York Times at 10:05 p.m. saying that Obama picked Biden. At 12:55 a.m., I got a text from the Obama campaign, and an email at 5:14 a.m. I didn't think it was a glitch, I just figured they couldn't be tempted not to leak it to the traditional press. That reaches a lot of people too.

Kevin Bertram

The campaign chose to start the send of SMS messages just after 3am eastern time. There were no technical problems.

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