14 October 2004

Verdict first, trial afterwards

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The Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee are advising election operatives to declare voter intimidation — even if none exists, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.

A 66-page mobilization plan to be issued by the Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee states: “If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a ‘pre-emptive strike.’”


One top DNC official confirmed the manual’s authenticity, but claimed the notion of crying wolf on any voter intimidation is “absurd.”

We all know the Republicans are going to try to steal the election by scaring people and confusing people,” the top DNC source explained. [emphasis added]

Do we now?

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Dialogue - an end, not a means

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Some 220,000 Sudanese - equivalent to the population of Aberdeen - have been made refugees in the past four weeks alone, as Janjaweed Arab militiamen continue their campaign against non-Arab villages.


“What is important is that the Sudanese government has adopted an open and positive attitude,” said Mr [Ben] Bot, representing the rotating EU presidency.

“There is no question of a deadline or timetable for sanctions,” he then said. “What is important is that we continue dialogue.”

Ah yes, the EUlite response — indifferent to suffering, favorable to tyrants and completely ineffectual. No timetables or other discentives to talking must be permitted. As long as the dialogue goes on, the EUlite is doing all that it can.

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AFP declines to admit error

Agence France-Presse reported that the recent incursion in to the Gaza strip by the IDF “killed mainly children”. This is a completely false statement and Honest Reporting called them on it. The AFP news editor in Jerusalem admitted the report was in error and removed the claim but saw no need to issue a correction to those who had received the false report.

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