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October 24, 2008

"Well look for such a story [about donation fraud] from our various wire services. Thanks."

So sayeth the editor of a Virginia newspaper, complaining his paper could not possibly assign a single reporter to do the eight hours of work necessary to have a national scoop.

Funny -- private citizens were able to prove this all in an hour.

But for this Virginia newspaperman, journalism now means "Wait for the AP to do it."

Oh, yeah -- I'm sure that's on the way.

Suggestion: Start calling local papers and tell them McCain is doing this. Gauge their interest. Record them.

Get them to do the legwork, checking McCain's site out, seeing if fake donations go through.

They won't. So eventually they'll call back, asking what's going on.

Then tell them you were wrong, it was Obama, not McCain.

And we'll see how their interest suddenly dissipates.

And see if they'll now try the same deal with Obama's site-- of course, they won't.

And then ask them why.


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