While the Green Party doesn't receive many votes, all Democrats must acknowledge the influence that party's positions has on the Democratic Party. To many Dems, they are that party's conscience, the ideological rudder in the sea of liberalism.
Thus, it's quite disturbing to say the least to read the news that the Green Party candidate for governor of New York, Malachy McCourt, has been given the cold shoulder by his ideological allies, and they won't allow him into their debates:
I've been getting the run around from the Brian Lehrer Show, I've been getting run around from the Amy Goodman show, I've been getting the run around from Air America and even those folks are on our side so I don't know what the hell is going on here....
Can it be true that AAR has become part of the "mainstream" media, and refuses to acknowledge their cousins in the Green, Working People's, Socialist, and Revolutionary Communist Party?
Posted in Meta at October 25, 2006 01:02 PM
Is it any wonder that the station is facing Chapter 11 status when it is shunning between 5 and 10 percent of their potential audience.
The station earlier this year was carrying adverts for the World Can't Wait campaign, which Malachy was a keynote speaker at on October 5th, the likes of Randi Rhodes, like Malachy McCourt, have served in the millitary and are against the Iraq war.
As I have said to others, it is ironic that the administration of the USA is "bringing democracy to Iraq" when they cannot even ensure that it is practiced at home.
Posted by: squid at October 27, 2006 03:26 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.