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justicebuilder Donating Member (280 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #90
97. I think you're wrong
It DOES matter what you think and how you approach it. All data is not created equal, and in this case the playing field is not level.

Let's say you're able to convince a reporter to run this story. Let's say the published story is basically accurate but due to a misinterpretation and maybe a little excess zeal, one minor aspect of the published story turns out to be wrong.

If you were running a story about how black people are too stupid to vote, no one would care that you made this minor error - they would call it a masterpiece and ignore the problems. However, in this case it's going to become the entire story. The very idea of vote-tampering in electronic vote systems will be held up to ridicule.

I'm not saying you shouldn't go ahead with what you're doing. It could be exactly what the American public needs right now. I'm just saying you have to be careful. What looks to you like evidence of wrongdoing could turn out to have an innocent explanation. If you aren't looking for that innocent explanation, you may not find it until it's too late.

jb
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