What Fresh Hell Is This?

December 10, 2009

The Trib Editorial Board. AGAIN

From today's editorial page:
With voter registration fraud alone no guarantee of Democrat wins, far-left elements are working to elect sympathetic secretaries of state across the nation. So contends Matthew Vadum, senior editor at Washington's Capital Research Center.
Cue the source check. Capital Research Center was granted:
  • $225,000 by the Richard Mellon Scaife controlled Sarah Scaife Foundation in 2008
  • $250,000 by the Richard Mellon Scaife controlled Sarah Scaife Foundation in 2007
  • $250,000 by the Richard Mellon Scaife controlled Sarah Scaife Foundation in 2006
That's about three quarters of a million dollars in the last three years being funneled to the Capital Research Center by Richard Mellon Scaife so that Mattew Vadum can write an article that Scaife's editorial board can cite as source material.

Regardless of whatever Vadum writes (and he writes that Al Franken stole the 2008 election from Norm Coleman - with the help of ACORN, of course), the Richard Mellon Scaife's journalistic circle-jerk continues.

Don't these guys ever get tired?


EdHeath said...

You know, the rich don't worry about their votes being taken away, because they use their money to influence votes (and/or take away as many votes of the urban poor as possible). The rich only protest limits on how they buy politicians, and right now those limits are quite porous. I believe history will tell us that not too many people care if the votes of the poor are restricted with poll taxes or specific ID requirements or whatever. So having "sympathetic" Secretaries of State could actually be important in allowing *everyone* to actually have a vote, as could be having an organization like ACORN actually try to register poor voters.

Now, I think it is absolutely true that Democratic party organizations as well as Republican groups have been corrupt in the past in many places, and are still corrupt in some places. And the business about the voter rolls in Allegheny County containing the names of dead people is very annoying. That said, I don't think you can make a case that there is major or even minor vote fraud in Allegheny County (more's the pity). So the Trib is speculating about other places around the country, something it is not well equipped to do.

Referencing the American Spectator is kind of a dead giveaway that the opinion piece has a particular slant. Does the PG reference Daily Kos?

Philip Shropshire said...

First, you're doing great work on the Trib. I mean, Jack Kelly is awful but its their publication and their low standards. I've always thought of Jack as one of their two token conservatives. But the Trib review is full time evil. Its why you should probably get a subscription to the PG just to keep Pittsburgh from being a one paper town.

Two, we always need to make that distinction between election fraud and voter fraud. Voter fraud, so far at least, doesn't actually affect elections results. I actually agree that ACORN did win Minnesota for Al Franken but it had nothing to do with cheating. ACORN just went out and registered poor voters. Rich people could do the same. Go to some rich community and stand on a street corner for eight hours a day. Its fun, trust me. Election fraud is suspected in two presidential elections and one senate race, at least. Even DNC officials admit that Florida was stolen in 2000...

John said...

I still can't believe people take the Tribune Review seriously.

I remember when it was the Greensburg Tribune Review, a paper where the "editing" consisted of cutting off the article once the typesetter ran out of space.

I wouldn't wipe my ass on the Trib then, and I was 8. How it ever became a serious player (even with that damn strike) is beyond me.