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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:23 AM

Fox Mocks 102-Year-Old's Long Wait To Vote

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Source: Media Matters


After glossing over state Republicans' role in exacerbating long lines at the ballot box, three Fox hosts mocked the hours-long wait and multiple trips a 102-year-old woman endured in order to cast her vote in 2012.

On Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade and Fox's Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer laughed off the difficulties 102-year-old Desiline Victor endured in order to vote in the 2012 election. Victor, who was invited to the State of the Union address and whom President Obama applauded for enduring a long wait to vote, had to make two trips to the polls and wait in line for over three hours before she was able to cast her ballot. Discussing Victor, MacCallum wondered, "What's the big deal?" and said, "This is such a non-issue. Ridiculous." Hemmer added that at the State of the Union, "They held her up as a victim. What was she a victim of?"

But long lines at polling places are widely acknowledged as a major issue nationwide. In Victor's home state of Florida alone, at least 201,000 eligible voters reportedly did not cast ballots because they were discouraged by lengthy wait times.

Earlier, on MacCallum and Hemmer's show America's Newsroom, Fox correspondent Eric Shawn reported on proposals to extend early voting to ease the problem of long lines at the polls. Shawn noted that Florida had the longest polling place lines in 2012, and then played a clip of Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner addressing Florida's issues, stating that Detzner is "working on ways to fix the problems," including an extension of the state's early voting period in order to shorten voters' wait.



Read more: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/13/fox-mocks-102-year-olds-long-wait-to-vote/192658





Once again proving that 'conservative values' is shorthand for 'being a giant asshole'

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:55 AM

1. This will help the GOP image problem.

Haha.

Yes, make fun of the 102 yo lady for ANYTHING and you have turned in your Humanity membership card.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:12 AM

2. Fox off.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:29 AM

3. Same people that think that 3 hours isn't too long for a 102 year old to wait in line to vote...

are the same people that get po'd when they have to wait five minutes in line at McDonalds.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:31 AM

5. Those scum are not fit..

..to lick the dirt off that lady's shoe.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:32 AM

6. They should be ashamed of themselves.

They should, but never will. They have no decency.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:57 AM

7. Locking, sorry, this isn't late breaking news, was published 48 hours ago

But it's good article, so please consider reposting in GD or Politics 2013. Thanks!

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