Ms. Musings has the full story. In a nutshell, however: An Ariizona Fox News station reported on a U of Arizona feminist group’s “Get Out Her Vote” effort with a quote from a local official “who said that students can’t register to vote where they attend college. The word ‘felony’ was used.”
(Fox somehow neglected to inform viewers that the Supreme Court answered this question a quarter century ago – students have – or should have – the right to register to vote where they attend college.)
It turns out – according to the local official Fox quoted – that Fox used out-of-context quoting to distort his meaning. From Katha Pollitt:
“So it’s a subjective thing?” I asked. “You look into your heart?”
“That’s right,” he said. “You look into your heart.”
Can you imagine the fuss if CBS lied about the law in a blatant attempt to drive down Republican voter registration?
(And while I’m on the subject, do read through People for the American Way’s report on GOP attempts to keep black voters away from the polls. Or Salon’s article on the same issue, via Mouse Words).