Did you know: you can’t spell “asshole” without “Stossel”? It’s true!
While I don’t disagree with the fact that there are a lot of dumb people with voter registration cards in their pockets, it’s interesting that Stossel reaches the conclusion that it is the civic duty of young, uninformed voters to refrain from voting. Not that they should, ya know, learn something and then go vote. Just that they shouldn’t vote. (It’s especially interesting when you realize that Stossel’s writings naturally lead you to the conclusion that his voting preferences would be a bit further to the right than most of the young folks interviewed.)
Of course, we’ll ignore the fact that the video was slanted to make sure the kids looked dumber than they were…
Indeed, the show’s one producer got into an argument with one young voter when the producer tried to say that the length of single term for a congressional representative was four years. The “young and dumb” voter had the correct answer of two years.
So, excellent job ABC. You’ve teed it up nicely for an Obama victory: “He only won because of those stupid kids.”
Thank teh YouTubes, there’s a Bizarro Stossel version of the same video: