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Will your vote be swindled?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Dr.Who, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Dr.Who

    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    Will your vote be swindled?

    I am sure that you have evaluated the information given to you about both candidates. You watch TV, you see lots of political commercials, and you might watch more than one MSM news channel, you might even listen to AP news stories on the radio. Do you get a letter from your union? So it would be true to say that you have taken in a lot of information to make an informed decision.

    But before you go to the polls on Tuesday consider excerpts (I have posted some) from this article:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/op...lection_2008:_Objective_journalism_the_loser/

    Did you see that amazing video obtained by the Los Angeles Times of Sen. Barack Obama toasting a prominent former PLO member at an Arab American Action Network meeting in 2003? The video in which Obama gives Yasser Arafat’s frontman a warm embrace, as Bill Ayers [(pops up again)] looks on?

    You haven’t seen it? Me, neither. The Los Angeles Times refuses to release it.

    And so an incriminating video of Obama literally “palling around” with PLO supporters becomes one more nail in the coffin of “objective journalism.”

    Alas, the obit for objective reporting has been buried - along with the stories about Obama’s 2001 support for court-imposed “redistribution of wealth” and Joe Biden’s latest gaffe.[]

    So it is particularly heartbreaking for me to see the death of objective journalism. And believe me - it is stone cold dead. Sacrificed on the altar of service to Barack Obama.

    Former New York Times [NYT] columnist and veteran newspaperman Michael Malone knows it.

    “I’ve begun - for the first time in my adult life - to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living,” he said.

    Malone is disturbed by the “shameless support” journalists have been giving the Obama campaign. Where’s the hardball coverage for Obama they give McCain? Instead, journalists are “actively serving as attack dogs for the [Obama/Biden] ticket.”[]

    He blames the media, whose job it is to give Obama a thorough vetting “and has systematically refused to do so.”

    This is hardly news to regular readers of the Boston Globe-Democrat, or viewers of MS-We-Hate-Bush. But when the Associated Press starts adding Kool-Aid at the water cooler, we readers are in real trouble.

    Jay Newton-Small, a longtime AP reporter, points out in a column in the Washington Post that her old employer has begun practicing “accountability journalism,” which is a media euphemism for “picking the good guys and the bad guys.”

    “Some of the most eyebrow-raising stories this presidential-election cycle have come from a surprising source: the stodgy old AP,” Newton-Small wrote.

    The AP, once the gold standard of unbiased “hard news,” is now just another voice in the Spin Room.[]

    Facts? Who needs ’em, when we’ve got Obama’s magic tax plan to promote and an uppity Alaska governor to trash?

    A new study by the Pew Research Center found that, while 71 percent of Obama’s recent media coverage has been “positive” or “neutral,” almost 60 percent of McCain’s coverage over the same period has been “decidedly negative.”

    And how much positive coverage did the media give McCain? Fourteen percent.[]

    “By a margin of 70 percent to 9 percent,” another Pew study reported, “Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4.”

    The percentage of Americans who rate reporters as objective and not favoring either candidate? Eight percent.

    My friends in the Partisan Press, your reputation has now fallen lower than both President Bush (25 percent) and the Democratic Congress (18 percent). Journalistic integrity now ranks along side communicable diseases and nuclear mishaps.
     
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    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    I have little faith our votes will matter. so much voter fraud that real votes will be countered and made worthless
     
  3. Stalin

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    Funny how this is just not an issue in any other OECD country.

    Why is that ?

    Could it be that they do not have voting machines.

    Especially machines made and operated by GOP activists.

    Comrade Stalin of Dieboldistan
     
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    The GOP isn't fixing votes. They aren't under investigation for voter fraud. ACORN (obama style) is cheating in every state that matters.
     
  5. Frolicking Dinosaurs

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    North Carolina is a hotly contested state. Here is what the News Observer in Raleigh has to say about voter fraud and ACORN:
     
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