Monday, January 18, 2010

MCFL: Liar, liar, pants on fire (and an alert)

From a hysterical MCFL email blast:

The most disgraceful thing is happening!

Pro-lifers are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be Mass Citizens. The callers say that Mass Citizens is not supporting Scott Brown because of his position on health care!
The truth is that Mass Citizens is suporting [sic] Brown because of his position on health care!

These deceitful calls are coming from 202-461-3441, a Washington, DC number. The phone company says this is a company called SOOH. Pro-lifers are not the only victims of this scam. Our MCFL sleuths have found that this same number is calling people across the state claiming to be different groups with different messages - all anti-Brown!

Please, please send this email to your entire list and ask those people to do the same! This deceit must go viral!

We cannot let this election be stolen!

Keep up your great work!

Anne Fox

P S If you get the call on your answering machine, please save it. These people should be made accountable for using our name!

Albeit a tough situation, I'm not at all sure that MCFL is in a position to whine all that much. The charge—and I'm assuming it's true although I'm not at all sure I should presume anything MCFL says is true, but let's say it is—is deplorable, of course. But then MCFL isn't all that lily-white either, when it comes to the truth-telling department. What goes around, etc., etc.

I hope Scott Brown defeats Coakley. If he does—or if he doesn't—the real work begins. That is, restoring what is left of the pro-life movement in Massachusetts.