Are NPR, ABC using question headlines to push voter suppression conspiracy theories?

Is National Public Radio just trolling now? Not only does NPR engage in the sort of “violent rhetoric” they’d normally associate with Sarah Palin (“gunning to steal?”) — they pull a bait-and-switch on their followers. The tweet links to an article headlined, “No, Romney’s Son Is Not Gunning To Steal Ohio Vote By Rigging Voting Machines.”

So, where would readers get the idea that Tagg Romney was rigging voting machines? Well, from NPR, if they hadn’t heard that theory somewhere else already. And with one quick retweet, they can spread the conspiracy.

Not to be outdone, ABC followed suit with its own “decide for yourself” tweet gunning for True the Vote.

No. Is ABC going to cover the liberal hysteria over True the Vote? Or Benghazi?

  • jebmonster

    Romney had 30,000 in Ohio rally tonight, Obama had 3,000. I do not think he has to steal any votes. It just IS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    because investing in a company = owning a vast majority of said company. and said control makes you an expert in software programming and not dependent on a programmer to rigg them. also, how exactly if he must have been in constant surveilance since the rumors started?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.claypool.98 Jeffrey Claypool

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/votingmachines.asp I’m getting tired of reposting this. lol

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      And if the unapologetically pro-Obama Snopes.com debunks it…well, that’s gotta hurt. Good post.

  • Jim Wafwot

    Is @ABC @NBC @CBS @CNN going to win the election for Obama by ignoring stories that are detrimental to Obama’s re-election?

    A Romney administration would do well by having the FCC suspend their broadcast licenses until they PROVE they can be balanced.

    • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

      That’d be a return of the Fairness Doctrine. Can you imagine the “fairness” now if it was reinstated? What that’d do to the internet?

      • Jim Wafwot

        Okay, maybe “balanced” wasn’t the correct word, and CNN should probably be excluded since it’s cable. But the “big three” networks broadcast over the air which is controlled by the government. Opinions should not be governed, but ACTUAL NEWS involving the death of four patriots and the DERELICTION OF DUTY by the Obama Administration MUST be reported. People without cable or satellite that get their news via televisions with rabbit ears, could be completely uninformed on this travesty…

    • GaryTheBrave

      I keep wondering if they can be sued for journalistic malpractice. For every right (a free press) there are responsibilities. At least in the 19th century there were Democrat papers and Republican papers so you could get both sides of the story.

      • MoxieLouise

        I was thinking the same thing. Maybe a class action suit; not so much for money as for major public embarrassment. It’s not like there’s not plenty of material…

    • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

      They still do not understand that if you have to lie and provide cover-ups, you are backing the wrong candidate. Somehow that doesn’t sink in. Besides them, if a sitting president cannot campaign on his accomplishments, something is wrong. All O has to campaign on is criticism of Romney. Something wrong with this whole picture.

      • http://twitter.com/BlissDesignz Tabitha Taylor

        And not even honest criticism but hysterical lies to scare people into voting for him!

  • Back 4 More

    Wow, so Disney and NPR are liberal propaganda spouters? Shocking. Good thing we have Time Warner, Viacom and News Corp to give us the real news…..wait.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

      … disney is liberal? either im just too distracted to get the propaganda or i still see walt disney in their productions

    • tomtom1983

      Interesting. Fox News has more integrity and objectivity then the strength and scope of Chris Matthews tingle up and down his leg.

      Liberal media is losing viewers everyday because its accurate and fair. Right? You keep believing that as your media is downgraded to tabloid status and left on a rack at a grocery store check out line.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    if journalists are the country’s watchdog, our watchdog is staring at a piece of lint on the floor while the burglars are carrying the big screen tv out the front door. with the lights on. singing a merry work tune.

  • tomtom1983

    This is criminal and there seriously needs to be an investigation because they seem to be inciting violence.

    And to be clear you moronic twits, the glitch is switching conservative votes from Romney to Obama. And its clear the glitches seem to only take place where UN Monitors have been sent.

    So yes someone is attempting to steal our votes and its you liberal rats that are stealing them. But you won’t be stealing anything anymore. Pigs.

  • stuckinIL4now

    It’s guilt by association, or an investment of an investment of an investment in this case. I also read that the company involved is providing voting machines to all of 2–COUNT ‘EM–2 Ohio counties. But no mention by the slimestreamers of the numerous actual reports of voting machines that have been defaulting to Obamuh when voters select Romney? They wouldn’t want to point out REAL voter fraud, would they?

  • vetgal1970

    Have the people at NPR started looking for new jobs?

  • Jack Deth

    When you have nothing left to beat but a dead horse.
    Continuously and noisily beat that dead horse.
    Maybe someone will notice, but mostly you will be thought a fool.

  • tjp77

    At this point I honestly hope he is. If for no other reason than to counterbalance the obvious fraud that the democrats are attempting themselves.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    FACT ’em all

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    FACT ’em all

  • denbren52

    Very clever plan Tagg! Get those voting machines to show a vote for Obama instead of your dad. That way the real Obama voters will think the election’s in the bag and they’ll stay home on Tuesday. I should have known it was someone on our team rigging those machines to change all votes to Obama. Brilliant!

  • denbren52

    Very clever plan Tagg! Get those voting machines to show a vote for Obama instead of your dad. That way the real Obama voters will think the election’s in the bag and they’ll stay home on Tuesday. I should have known it was someone on our team rigging those machines to change all votes to Obama. Brilliant!

  • Paul C.

    BE SURE OF ALL THINGS because the Chicago boys are in charge.

  • Paul C.

    BE SURE OF ALL THINGS because the Chicago boys are in charge.

  • nc

    MSM, what will you have when the majority of people finally realize your credibility is long gone?

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  • Gerry Blargeaux

    Yet another reason to cut NPR funding.

  • dwsmokin

    Interesting they would post that since the only stories I’ve seen of voting machines possibly being rigged are the ones that highlight Obama when Romney is pressed. Guess that’s not an important enough story, huh?

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Desperation shows its ugly face in many ways
    No one can escape the times we live in
    The answers are so simple
    And we all know where to look
    It’s easier
    Just to avoid the question
    -Kansas “On the Other Side”
    Apropos?