'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


People who haven't the first clue as to what they're talking (or writing) about shouldn't be showing the world their ignorance.

Case in point:
CBS News D.C. Station Slams Voter ID Bill in Va. As '"Jim Crow" Voting Legislation'
By Ken Shepherd, NewsBusters

"'Jim Crow' Voting Legislation Passes in Virginia Senate," a CBS news headline on a Washington D.C. CBS news website alarmed readers tonight.

The AP/CBSDC story, filed at 10:33 p.m. Eastern on the website for CBS Radio's new all-news station WNEW, reports on the passage of a strict voter ID law in the Virginia State Senate. As we've noted previously, the Washington Post has reported, uncritically, Virginia Democratic legislators' Jim Crow comparisons, but it appears that CBS News is taking the Washington Post's bias even further (see screen capture below page break):

Richmond, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A controversial bill that has drawn likeness to Jim Crow-era politics in Virginia has taken another big step forward.

The legislation that will force voters to bring identification to Virginia polling places on election day won Senate passage Monday after Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling broke a 20-20 partisan deadlock.

Monday’s vote in the 40-member Senate marked what opponents felt was the last chance to stop the legislation. Opponents claim it would suppress votes of minorities, the elderly or disabled and students.

Passage into law is largely thought to be a formality at this point.
If these leftists at the CBS affiliate and at the Washington Post knew the first thing about the Jim Crow era, they wouldn't write such stupid shit. Jim Crow was about government-sanctioned and endorsed racial segregation. The voter ID law is simply about legitimizing the voter rolls and has nothing - nothing - to do with race.

These morons see in Virginia's soon-to-be requirement that voters show an ID in order to vote as being akin to racial segregation? Martin Luther King would be appalled. People with any understanding of history would be appalled.

The people of the Commonwealth of Virginia are appalled.

Where do they get journalists these days - the prison system?