Tuesday, December 28, 2004
The MSM Acknowledges National Vote Problems: ''Kinda''
Olbermann is the most courageous of the bunch today, with this comment from his new post: "The Kerry campaign spent much of 2004 being accused by its critics of trying to be all things to all people. It seems poised to continue to wear the bull's-eye well into the New Year." Olbermann was responding to this statement from Kerry's lawyer that there "are many conspiracy theorists opining these days. There are many allegations of fraud. But this presidential election is over. The Bush-Cheney ticket has won. The Kerry-Edwards campaign has found no conspiracy and no fraud in Ohio." While Olbermann does take on Kerry, he doesn't keep the story going with something like, "Ohio GOP election officials ducking subpoenas as Kerry enters stolen vote fray," as does the Columbus Free Press. Meanwhile USA Today and the New York Times feel obliged to concede there are problems, but they underestimate them and offer perfuncatory and tepid responses to the current situation. Update: "TV Networks Officially Refuse to Release Exit Poll Raw Data," from Solar Bus starts with this: "For those watching the growing body of evidence concerning election fraud in our past presidential election, one question has remained: Why don't we hear about this on the evening news? As of yet it's been hard to explain why the controversies in Ukraine make the headlines, but when similar problems are discovered at home, you have to scour the Internet to find the information." This article is reprinted on ILCA Online where you can also find new posts from ReDefeatBush, Jesse Jackson Z Net and others. Update: This AP story, "Ohio Official Refuses Interview Over Vote," is all over the place, including the Seattle Times, but not the P-I, yet. This "Opinion" piece in the Boston Globe by Jessie Jackson Jr. and James D. Henderson, "Making elections better, and stopping divisiveness, too" touts Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) as a solution to our vote problems.