|Ingraham Urges Listeners to Jam Democratic Phone Lines|
|Media Matters Newsletter (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tue, 07 Nov 2006 23:22:26 -0600
As the weblog Firedoglake first noted, during the November 7 edition|
of her nationally syndicated talk radio show, Laura Ingraham urged
listeners to jam the phone lines of 1-888-DEM-VOTE, a voter assistance
hotline sponsored by the Democratic Party. Ingraham stated: "I want
you to call it and I want you tell us what you get when you call
1-888-DEM-VOTE. They're on top of all of the shenanigans at the
polling stations. One problem: you can't get through." Minutes later,
while talking with a listener who called the hotline, Ingraham said:
"Let's keep 'dem' lines ringing." Ingraham, a frequent Fox News
contributor, is scheduled to appear on the November 7 edition of Fox
News' Your World with Neil Cavuto.
According to Firedoglake, the voter assistance hotline is "now being
From the November 7 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Laura
INGRAHAM: Multiple callers are calling the 1-888-DUMB-VOTE line and
MATT FOX (technical producer): The Democrats can't even do that right;
INGRAHAM: First of all, you're telling people that their vote is being
CALLER: Hey, Laura, I called the 888 number. I think I cost the
INGRAHAM: What happened?
CALLER: Well, you get the number, they ask you to put in your zip
INGRAHAM: Blood type?
CALLER: And, you know, they say that they'll trace back to your phone.
INGRAHAM: Do you know what zip code you live in?
CALLER: Oh yeah, I did. I'm pretty sharp.
INGRAHAM: So you never got through, you never got through to talk to a
CALLER: No, I just got voice mail. I figured I was gonna cost as much
INGRAHAM: 1-888-dim -- or dumb -- VOTE. No, it's really
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