I Read it In the Paper So it Must be True
Jun 5, 2012Word on the Street
The DOJ was in Texas last week, overseeing elections in several counties across Texas? In Harris County, they were checking to make sure that the implementation of new Chinese language ballots was in compliance with the Voting Rights Act. The Associated Press, America's largest provider of national news, initially released a story about the DOJ and Chinese ballots...then, their story changed. The Austin AP began reporting that the DOJ was in town, not to oversee the issuance of Chinese ballots, but rather, because of King Street Patriots and the purported voter intimidations complaints against us. There's only one problem with that story - it's not true.
So, where did the AP get their facts? No one's talking. It took a week for us to track down the office that released the story so that we could ask them. They had no answer, but they were unwilling to retract it. Their false narrative has gone on to be reported all over the country. Thank you to the many people who've set the record straight via online comments to these publications. Please keep it up. The role of Citizen Watchdogs has never been more important. Moral of this Story: don't believe everything you read...not even from the AP.