July 10, 2006

Salon and the 2004 election

In response to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Rolling Stone article "Was the 2004 Election Stolen?" Farhad Manjoo wrote this rebuttal in Salon, which then posted RFK's answer coupled with FM's subsequent rejoinder along with a defense by Salon editor Joan Walsh. Salon next posted a response to FM by Steven F. Freeman, coauthor with Joel Bleifuss of Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count, which relied on many of the same sources cited by RFK. Salon, however, denied the courtesy to Mark Crispin Miller, author of Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too (Unless We Stop Them), "to reply, both to Manjoo's piece (which . . . had wrongly used my own work on election fraud to further slander Kennedy's) and to Joan Walsh's apologia." Thanks to the Huffington Post for posting MCM's open letter to Salon.