My subject line is the headline from this article.
The tape in question is not a tape featuring Alinsky. It features an actor playing Alinsky in a play, a play which Obama attended, and which he discussed as part of an Alinsky-friendly panel after the performance.
The script of the play is available. So I'm wondering what value the tape would have, exactly. If it happened to be a tape which included the panel discussion, I can see that it might have some actual news value, if Obama said something on it that was retrospectively noteworthy. But he seems to be a man who has mostly been careful about what he says in public, so I would be surprised.
Otherwise, it strikes me that the main value would be some unpatriotic-looking video which could be shown on the internet and linked to Obama in an associative sort of way. You know, look at this awful attack on our country - with the president's name right on the poster!
Anyway, the director says she has the tape, and isn't giving it up.
I suggest a bidding war
with right and left offering more, more, more,
one side to see it, one to destroy it,
and somebody maybe might really enjoy it.