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An Activist Scorned

Ralph Nader, the Charlie Brown of politics, wants to know why nobody’s paying any attention to him:

What journalistic criteria have you been employing in this presidential year that guides your pronounced non-coverage of the number three campaign that advances majoritarian agendas based on long experience, involvement, and accomplishment. These agendas are either opposed or ignored by McCain and Obama (see www.votenader.org) and are often rooted in the very investigative reports by your reporters?

It is puzzling how editors and publishers who oversee these prize winning stories seem to lose interest in covering Americans who are trying to do something with that information for a better country.

We asked one top editor of a major daily why his paper was not covering us at all and he said, “Because you can’t win.” Besides being a catch-22 that he quickly acknowledged, that is not a supportable newsworthy judgment. News Media have covered many stories outside the electoral arena of people “who can’t win” and such coverage extends to both the import of the struggles and the reasons why “winning is not possible” given the stacked deck against them.

I’m sorry, Ralph, but it’s not the media’s fault you’re irrelevant.

Posted by West Virginia Rebel on 10/30/08 at 03:30 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

Comments


Posted by on 10/30/08 at 04:37 PM from United States

Nader is a deluded fool....and a liar and a fraud and general all-around asshole.

Nobody except a complete nut would even consider him being in charge of anything much more important than a Salvation Army store....

Posted by on 10/30/08 at 04:59 PM from United States

Nobody except a complete nut would even consider him being in charge of anything much more important than a Salvation Army store....

Hell froze over ...

Posted by on 10/30/08 at 05:28 PM from United States

I don’t know if you follow Megan McArdle’s blog, but she has written in her earlier “Jane Galt” blog about how, as a youngun, she worked for Nader’s group, PIRG...and how disillusioning it was.  They had her trying to scam money out of poor people who really couldn’t afford it...and they had a lot of nasty ways to avoid paying their canvassers for more than a fraction of the work they did.

“What wears black armor, has millions of fanatical followers, and wants to destroy your SUV?”

“Darth Nader!”

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