I don’t know how much play this story is getting up here in Canada. I didn’t ever see it in the top stories of CBC, but I don’t read CTV and don’t pay much attention to the other big outlets.
Apparently CTV took a comment by an Obama campaign staffer way out of context and pushed it as a top story, which was soon picked up by other outlets. Even the Harper government got in on the game and tried to turn the story into something it wasn’t. CBC then does a story showing how wrong they all were.
A good summary of the details is here: CBC Exonerates Obama: A Post-Mortem
I hope more investigation is done of why Harper felt he should get into this.