• Black Panther Voter Intimidation Story Confirmed as Being Somewhat Storyish

    Drudge Report and Fox News have understandably been all over that incident in Philadelphia in which black people were spotted allegedly being black at a polling place.

    Now, Talking Points Memo is jumping in on the action, confirming the earlier reports that the black people were indeed being black

    [An Obama supporter] confirms that there were in fact two black panthers guarding the polling place, a nursing home on Fairmont Avenue in north Philadelphia, earlier this morning.


    But she says one was an officially designated poll watcher (it was not immediately clear which municipal office had designated him in that role), and the second was his friend. The second panther, who left two or three hours ago, was the one with the nightstick, she says.

    I don't know about you, but all my friends carry nightsticks. Don't yours?

    Dischell says that earlier this morning a few men who identified themselves as being from the McCain campaign came and started taking pictures of the two panthers on their cell phones. She suggested that they seemed to be baiting the panthers, and that the designated watcher may have given one of them the finger in response to the picture taking.

    Wow! I have not heard this crazy aspect of this monumental isolated supposedly-meaningful event! The finger?! That's fucking disrespectful!

    We might need to call this a mis-election and go all the way back to the beginning and start all over again.

    Tags: Black Panther, Drudge Report, Fox, Pennsylvania


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