I’ll say this for Fox News: they are always on message and rarely not predictable. In such, if you’ve spent any time tuned into the GOP’s propaganda wing today you know that they have taken their obsession to faux voter fraud to another level, just as they did on election day in 2008.
Most hilariously, they’ve been obsessing all day about a black man standing outside of a Pennsylvania polling station — a man they’re reporting is a member of the “New Black Panther Party,” whatever the hell that is — who they say is “intimidating” white voters by, I don’t know, being black, I guess. I mean, just look at this guy — who wouldn’t vote for Obama out of fear for their lives when he’s standing outside looking so very…BLACK!
The strategy behind this, of course is to try to delegitimize an Obama victory should it occur. It all started early this morning on Fox & Friends, naturally.
I’m sure MSNBC is having it’s own moments of ridiculousness, but I doubt anything they do could come close to what Fox News does. I mean, they’ve been running continuous footage of this guy all day.
During “America’s Newsroom,” Fox News’s Martha MacCallum played some “new video” of the New Black Panther Party member “standing guard outside a polling place opening doors as voters come through there to place their votes” and noted that a Fox News reporter tried to ask him about his role there.
“We got only a ‘no comment’ from this gentleman,” MacCallum said. “You may recall a big story that unfolded, this is the tape back from 2008. The New Black Panther Party members were accused of voter intimidation in Philadelphia back then. One of them was seen holding a billy club outside of that polling place. So what does this mean this morning?”
Meanwhile, FoxNews.com is reporting that the man, his name being Jerry Jackson, is actually a designated poll watcher, but they just won’t let it go. Go figure.