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December 11, 2008

Fight the "stolen election" meme

-- by John Emerson

I've been going around the internet posting comments on blogs spreading the "stolen election" meme. It's not futile: one guy basically accepted my argument, and another took his post down.

I am unable to post at the following sites, for whatever reason, and maybe someone else can give it a try.

Caleb Howe

Hot Air

More slanderous sites can be found here.

What I've found is most effective is the quiet, businesslike enumeration of the facts, without rhetoric -- most of these people are ill-informed. Just point out that both sides are playing the same game, and that that's as it should be, and that so far nothing scandalous has happened, contrary to the winger allegations.

I do believe that this is worth it. Not everyone reading those thread is a confirmed winger, and we need to blunt the rumor-spreading before it reached critical mass.

UPDATE: This site specializes in Republican recount spin.

Posted by John Emerson at December 11, 2008 12:49 PM


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