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Thursday, October 9, 2008
CNS Joins Newsmax In Putting Creative Headlines on AP Articles
Topic: appears to be following Newsmax in putting, er, creative headlines on the Associated Press articles it runs.

The headline the AP put on one Oct. 9 article: "Report: Voter purges in 6 states may violate law."

CNS' headline on its version of the article: "Never Mind About Fraudulent Voter Registrations: NY Times Examines 'Voter Roll Purges.'"

CNS seems not to think that as the article states, "tens of thousands of eligible voters" being "removed from rolls or blocked from registering," is a big deal. Perhaps that's because such purges tend to benefit Republicans, while carping about "fraudulent voter registrations" is use by Republicans as an issue against Democrats (witness the right-wing focus on ACORN).

UPDATE: TPM has more on the McCain campaign's anti-ACORN campaign. Key quote: "But by shrieking about voter fraud, the McCain camp hopes to make voting officials more willing to place restrictions in the path of voters on election day, potentially causing delays and confusion at the polls, and reducing overall turnout. And it seeks to discredit any Obama victory by raising the suggestion that it was aided by the votes of ineligible voters."

Posted by Terry K. at 3:17 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, October 9, 2008 4:54 PM EDT

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