Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & why They'll Steal the Next One Too (unless We Stop Them)

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Basic Books, 17 de out. de 2005 - 364 páginas
For Republicans, the 2004 presidential election was little short of miraculous: Behind in the Electoral College tally in the days leading up to the election, behind even on the very afternoon of the vote, the Bush ticket staged a stunning comeback. The exit polls, usually so reliable, turned out to be wrong by an unprecedented 5 percent in the swing states. Conservatives argued-and the media agreed-that "moral values" had made the difference. In his new book renowned critic and political commentator Mark Crispin Miller argues that it wasn't moral values that swung the election-it was theft. While the greatest body of evidence comes from the key state of Ohio-where the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee found an extraordinary onslaught of Republican-engineered vote suppression, election-day irregularities, old-fashioned intimidation tactics, and illegal counting procedures-similar practices (and occasionally worse ones) were applied in Florida, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and even New York. A huge array of anomalies, improper practices, and blatant violations of the law all, by a truly remarkable coincidence, happened to swing in the Bush ticket's favor.This pattern-not one overwhelming fraud but thousands of little ones-is, in Miller's view, the new Republican electoral strategy. This incendiary new book presents massive documentation that the election was stolen and describes the mind-set, among both the major parties and the media, that could permit it to happen again.
 

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FOOLED AGAIN: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election, and Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them)

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Media-studies maven and dedicated Bush detractor Miller (Cruel and Unusual, 2004) argues that moving on and getting over it are exactly the wrong things to do.Setting forth a circumstantial argument ... Ler resenha completa

Fooled again: how the Right stole the 2004 election & why they'll steal the next one too (unless we stop them)

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This narrative of the 2004 election, which Miller (media studies, NYU; Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order) calls "a national catastrophe," lapses into caustic language that rivals Tammy ... Ler resenha completa

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Taking Care of the Counting
26
The Requisite Fanaticism
54
Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto You
81
The Most Uncontrollable Form of Cancer
135
An Orderly Election
172
One Last Scandal
240
Epilogue
259
Appendix
281
Acknowledgments
347
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Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of media studies at New York University and a well-known public intellectual. His writings on film, television, propaganda, advertising, and the culture industries have appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, including The Nation and the New York Times. He is the author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder (2001) and Cruel and Unusual: Bush/CheneyÕs New World Order (2004). Miller has appeared on ÒFrontline,Ó ÒThe PBS Newshour,Ó ÒThe OÕReilly Factor,Ó ÒWashington Journal,Ó and Bill MoyersÕs ÒThe Public Mind,Ó and has been a guest on countless radio programs. He is a regular commentator on Air America. He lives in New York.

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