Episode Eight: NSA Customer Service
Woman’s computer crashes. Woman loses master’s thesis. Woman calls NSA customer service line for help.
Hey, we had an election. I spent the day in Salt Lake City, Utah, talking with everyone I could find. By the end of the night, the streets were quiet.
Around election time even food gets political. I’m in Chattanooga, Tennessee and I talked briefly with Ashley Hudson.
Question I had while reading this today: Is stopping a single case of voter fraud worth the cost of disenfranchising a single legitimate voter?
"True the Vote’s plan is to scrutinize the validity of voter registration rolls and voters who appear at the polls. Among those in their cross hairs: noncitizens who are registered to vote, those without proper identification, others who may be registered twice, and dead people."
Source: The New York Times
Pew identified the “dominant or master narratives” about each candidate and found that 72% of media coverage about Barack Obama has been negative and 71% for Mitt Romney. Okay…stats, stats, stats, blah, blah, blah. Who controls the narrative and does it matter?:
“Journalists themselves now play a smaller role in shaping these media narratives than they once did. Journalists are the source for about half as much of the statements about the candidates as was the case 12 years go. The campaigns, by contrast, have come to play an ever larger role in shaping these narratives. The candidates and their partisan allies are the source for nearly a third more of the personal narrative about the candidates than in 2000.”