Unrest is brewing among fans of "American Idol" after reports of possible election tampering. Here's how it went down, allegedly: a few AT&T employees supplied phones and vote-bombing guidance at texting parties organized in support of eventual winner Kris Allen.
totally uncorrelated a huge deal, according to the NYT, who managed to report nearly 400 words on this story without making a single joke. They even pestered Fox and AT&T for statements on the issue, getting the cold shoulder from the network and this response from the carrier:
In Arkansas, we were invited to attend the local watch parties organized by the community. A few local employees brought a small number of demo phones with them and provided texting tutorials to those who were interested.
Oh god. This goes all the way to the top, people. [NYT]