Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning where he was asked to react to the resignation of Van Jones as President Obama's "Green Jobs" Czar.
Gibbs refused to say that Obama wanted Jones to resign, but rather said Jones decided to resign so he would not "get in the way" of Obama's agenda. Gibbs said Obama "thanks Jones for his work."
Stephanopoulos pointed out the news came through at 12:12 AM ET that Jones had resigned.
This is an example of an ultimate attempt to "bury the bad news."