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  •  Hopefully, this is being investigated completely.. (none)
    ...but we have to keep in mind that this is one unsubstantiated report.

    The problem is that the desire to find a smoking gun can overcome prudence. The beauty and danger of the Internet is the democratization of news. On one hand, it's much harder to sweep things under the rug and prevents the MSM from being the only gatekeepers (this issue is proving this again). On the other hand, however, it makes it too easy to take one assertion that to a trained reporter or investigator would be a single piece of a bigger picture--and something that must be assessed very carefully before given any credence--and inflate it into that smoking gun. And if it is claimed to be that smoking gun by partisans and then discredited, the issue itself dies. You only get one shot.

    Question: Even assuming this happened, we don't even know for sure that this fellow worked for Triad.

    •  Apartheid... (none)
      Okay, I know the big deal is on the Ohio situation, but the Florida situation is by far more frightening:
      http://www.bluelemur.com/index.php?p=489

      Not even the NAACP thinks this worthy of at least a look.

      That said, I think you guys need to cut John some slack... we are doing this with our own money, we are not getting paid, and in all honesty, we are putting ourselves in the front lines... as you know, the political climate does not value honesty, hence we put our own lives at risk for trying to report these things. Clearly this administration has no problem making raw meat out of journalists, as we all know.

      Larisa Alexandrovna
      Staff Writer - Raw Story
      larisa@rawstory.com
      www.rawstory.com

      Larisa Raw Story Staff Writer http://www.rawstory.com

      by Larisa on Tue Dec 14, 2004 at 12:22:03 PM PST

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      •  Larisa, you guys are heroes and heroines (none)
        Larisa, you guys are heroes and heroines. The alternate press is the only media willing to report anything that questions the status quo. And I am sure there are plenty of threats and discrediting comments that come with the territory. Your story on the Apartheid leader futzing with voting lists in Florida is scary and sobering.

        While mainstream media is spending ALL their time and energy chasing Petersen jurors for a provacative quote, Blue Lemur (and a precious few others) are reporting the stories that have real meaning to all our lives. Bravo!

        Without fair, trustworthy, auditable elections, it's NOT Democracy -- Period.

        by CitizenOfEarth on Tue Dec 14, 2004 at 01:58:34 PM PST

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        •  oops, just saw this... (none)
          I am so confused lately... thank you for your kind words. I still can't get anyone from the NAACP to challange the Florida results. The election was illegal based on the 2000 NAACP settlement.

          Larisa Staff Writer - Raw Story/Blue Lemur larisa@rawstory.com http://www.rawstory.com Yahoo IM: sabinkstranded

          by Larisa on Tue Dec 28, 2004 at 01:01:54 PM PST

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