At times, the MSM has considered allegations of vote suppression to be, as they should be, very important. This makes the current treatment of Bob Shrum’s book, No Excuses: Confessions of a Serial Campaigner seem quite curious. According to Bob Bauer, the book contains serious allegations, ignored by the MSM, of vote suppression during two Democratic primaries:
Shrum relates how l980 Kennedy campaign operatives, posing as officials of the National Weather Service, phoned in to radio stations fake reports of a weather emergency to depress the Carter vote in southern Ohio. No Excuses at 113-114. Twenty years later, with the full support of the candidate, Gore campaign operatives manufactured traffic jams to obstruct the Bradley vote in southern New Hampshire. Id. at 324.Via The Politico.