David Corn http://wfpl.org en Mother Jones Reporter: Kentucky Democrat Discouraged Mitch McConnell Campaign Tape Story http://wfpl.org/post/mother-jones-reporter-kentucky-democrat-discouraged-mitch-mcconnell-campaign-tape-story <p>The Mother Jones reporter who uncovered a secret recording of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign meeting discussing ways to attack actress Ashley Judd's mental health says a Kentucky Democrat urged him not to write the story.</p><p>Journalist David Corn is Washington Bureau Chief for the magazine and <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-04-15/conversation-investigative-journalist-david-corn">appeared on the Diane Rehm Show Monday morning</a> to discuss how he obtained the tape and its contents. He is also the reporter was broke the infamous <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/03/scott-prouty-47-percent-video">"47 percent" tape</a> of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.</p><p>Corn says before the <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/authors/david-corn">original April 9 story about the recordings</a> came out a Kentucky source who "caught wind" of the report discouraged him from writing it and warned the audio would ultimately benefit McConnell.</p><p>"There was a person in Kentucky who was sympathetic to the Democrats—let me put it that way—I can’t identify the person. But who got wind that I was going to do the story and contacted me and asked me not to. Why? Because this person wisely predicted that McConnell would come out and make himself the victim and it would help McConnell," he says.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:08:03 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4988 at http://wfpl.org Mother Jones Reporter: Kentucky Democrat Discouraged Mitch McConnell Campaign Tape Story