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Rolling Stone article

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Anyone survive the hella long article in the current Rolling Stone on the 2004 Election fraud in Ohio?

    Great stuff packed into Robert Kennedy Jr.'s piece.

    Sounds like a whole lotta dirty shit went down in Ohio in the months, days, hours leading up to Election, and even on the actual day of it.

    It's worth a read, though I still have another page and a half to go, plus the sidebar.
  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Xan ... I read it. And I understand the whole consider the source thing, especially with Rolling Stone. I enjoy the mag, but it's a little too far left. I expected the article to be a lot of sour grapes, instead it seemed to be packed with legitimate information and good reporting.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Yes, good reporting. They talked to the people with no vested interest in either side of the aisle.

    The numbers game from Ohio '04 is just disturbing.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid I can't get past the source on this one.  I've grown too weary of Rolling Stone's bi-monthly "Bush Killed Tupac!" articles to take them seriously on political issues anymore.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Take a crack at it. If what you feel is validated in the first 15-20-25 inches put it down. But I think you'll keep reading well beyond the first page.
  6. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Wasn't there a thing on Romenesko about how there was really nothing new, national and Ohio papers already investigated the stuff, etc.? I haven't read the Rolling Stone article so I can't comment on it.
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    When Salon, which is no friend to Bush or most any conservative, says that RFK's arguments are filled with "distortions and blatant omissions," I tend to discount pretty much the entire article.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I've never read a Salon article, so I can't comment on your comment.

    What exactly is a Salon?
  9. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Salon.com, which is a liberal-leaning website (similiar to Slate and most online rags).

  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's where Bubbler goes to GET A FUCKING HAIRCUT
  11. Salon.com is not liberal-leaning. It is liberal. Slate is liberal-leaning, but like any good site that only leans it dishes it out equally.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I just looked at the article. I got as far as the part where Kennedy told us that exit polling has evolved into an exact science.

    Uhhh... no.

    Sorry, but all I saw was a series of very, very questionable declarations with absolutely no substance to back them up.
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