1. I’m stunned, stunned, that a newspaper won’t cover every single conspiracy theory pushed by either side. “This doesn’t have to do with the Black Panthers; this has to do with their fantasies about how they could use this issue to topple the [Obama] administration,” said [Abigail] Thernstrom (note: a right-wing Bush appointee), who said members of the commission voiced their political aims “in the initial discussions” of the Panther case last year.
2. This will become news when someone, anyone brings forward a voter who was actually intimidated by anything. Until then, this is a crack conspiracy theory that plays to the racial anxieties of the average Fox News viewer. I understand that the increasingly irrelevant WaPo feels the need to explain why it doesn’t hand its news pages off to the far-right fringe the way it has handed off its opinion section, but I expect more serious material on this blog.
That'll do, pig. That'll do. Although 90% of the comments are equally critical.