City Paper is not for tourists
On last night’s 10 O’Clock News on Fox affiliate WTTG, news reader Maureen Umeh told the audience, “Barack Obama could get a boost from a new voting block: felons!”
Then Umeh read a few sentences merely asserting that groups in a few states were currently pushing legislatures to grant prisoners the right to vote.
Umeh’s report, which was teased earlier in the broadcast with insinuations that good news for Obama was forthcoming, included no details about Obama’s involvement in any of these voting-rights movements, or any evidence that prisoners would vote as a bloc, or any explanation whatsoever into why we should believe prisoners would favor the Democratic Party candidate if allowed to cast ballots.
So, what was your point, Ms. Umeh?