With the presidential election fast approaching, Uncounted documentarian Mary Mancini uses her film’s blog (10/10/08) to give us “a little history from the year 2000–to remind us why we need to keep our eyes and ears open this November 4. . . and beyond”:
We’re still not ready for a close election. . . . The media will rush to report the returns and will use talking points to conveniently explain unusual results….For some elected and appointed officials, ideology and partisanship trump democracy and country.ÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢”Å¡Â¬Ãƒâ€šÂ¦ Disenfranchisement is systemic and systematicÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢”Å¡Â¬Ãƒâ€šÂ¦. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go to ensure that every vote is counted, and counted as cast.
The accompanying clip solidly backs Mancini’s assertions with a review of the shameful corporate media performance on Election Night 2000.
See FAIR’s magazine Extra!: Who Won the Election? Who Cares?: Florida Recount Consortium Muffles Results of Months of Efforts (1-2/02) by Miranda Spencer