Friday, November 04, 2005

I think Brad phrased it better than me

I had written, here, that the mainstream media had responded "so what?" to the release of the GAO report two weeks ago which found that "[c]oncerns about electronic voting machines have been realized and have caused problems with recent elections, resulting in the loss and miscount of votes." Well, I think Brad Friedman of The Brad Blog has put it better:

Mainstream Media to American Democracy: Drop Dead!

News of the landmark non-partisan report and bi-partisan news release was carried on a few Internet sites (here, here and here) in a few tech journals (here, here and here) and a couple of tiny independent newspapers (here and here). But there has not been a single wire-service (not AP, not UPI, not Reuters, not AFP etc.) nor a single mainstream American print newspaper (not NYTimes, not Washington Post, not any of them) to run even a paragraph on any of it. Not one.

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