As Michael Calderone noted last night, “News orgs simultaneously publish stories about Romney camp outwitting media with Ryan pick — details of which were provided by Romney camp.”
Among those in the media writing about how the media was “duped” by the brain trust in Boston were:
ABC News: “How Romney Kept Paul Ryan’s Pick for VP a Secret” (ABC News)
“The Associated Press: Ryan selection shrouded in secrecy“
The Washington Post: “When Mitt Romney settled on Paul Ryan and how he kept it a secret“
Even Calderone’s own publication, The Huffington Post, got in on the action: “Paul Ryan, Vice President Pick, Disguises And Hikes Through The Woods.”
This ought to be embarrassing for everyone involved. As Elon Green insists, you all got played.