Despite an effort by progressives and journalists to wish away the as-yet unaired and unedited video of Barack Obama at Hampton University in 2007, the Daily Caller stands by its decision to release the video on the eve of the first presidential debate.

Media lapdogs did as they’re trained to do: they attacked Mitt Romney for somehow playing a part in releasing the video. Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert took an extra step, accusing the Daily Caller of “making shit up.” Um, by posting a full, unedited video?

Boehlert’s super-secret GOP sources insist that the unedited and “dopey” Obama video is the final-final nail in the Romney campaign’s coffin, right next to the one driven in by the hidden-camera fundraiser video.

Good to know the tax-exempt Media Matters is keeping the rest of us honest with this level of insight.