Eesh. AP "reporter" says VA Voter ID was passed because "a more modest voter identification law failed to prevent Obama from winning."—
Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) March 27, 2013
Oh, for the love of everything ever. The Associated Press offers up yet another example of the sorry state of journalism.
Here’s the oh-so-objective paragraph in the AP’s “report” on a new voter ID law in Virginia:
Republican majorities in the Virginia House and Senate pushed the bill to passage one year after a more modest GOP-sponsored voter identification law failed to prevent President Barack Obama from winning Virginia for the second presidential election in a row and a Democratic U.S. Senate victory.
See, it’s not that the GOP wants to combat voter fraud and ensure election integrity; It’s that Obama-hating Republicans want to suppress the votes of law-abiding Democrats with “Jim Crow-era tactics.” That’s journalism?
Shamed and held accountable for partisan advocacy masquerading as objective journalism.