We ran across this hyper-partisan and incredibly biased "article" dealing with efforts in Colorado to prevent voter fraud. The writer, Jackie Chazan, employs many common tactics amongst "reporters" who pack a political agenda in their writing without disclosing that to readers. We as Vote Defenders on this site certainly have personal opinions in our private lives -- but those are put to the wayside while we're working on projects for Defend the Vote. You will not see anything partisan on this site, ever, as a result.
The same can't be said for the opponents of ballot integrity in the media. There's a clear agenda amongst many in the media, such as Chazan, to perpetrate the lies told by those who seek to encourage, abet, and allow voter fraud in our elections. We'll leave it you readers out there to guess what their motivations are and whom they seek to help by preventing efforts to secure the ballot, but we suggest you start questioning more of what the media puts in front of you.
The first thing to do is to read an article like this and look for words the writer may use to disparage ballot integrity efforts. If you spot writing like this, consider the author's opinion and bias when evaluating any information you find in the article.
"Consider the source" is a good motto to live by when popping onto any webpage or picking up a newspaper or magazine.
We know it takes effort to stay informed and there isn't always a lot of time in the day to do so -- that makes it tempting to read something by a writer like Chazan and "just hope it's accurate" when in fact you're being misinformed about an important issue that affects us all.
Just something to think about on this Sunday afternoon as many of you might be reading papers at home. Skip to the Funnies. Those are often the best (and most accurate) parts of some newspapers that are out there!