Johnson Campaign to Organize Protest at CNN HQ

According to a Facebook Page created within the past hour available at:

http://www.facebook.com/events/400994866604633/

Southern Region Director for the Gary Johnson 2012.com campaign Chris Hill (http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/state-contacts) has announced an organized protest at the Cable News Network (CNN) headquarters in Atlanta Georgia to be held Monday, 16 July 2012, beginning at 10:30am in EDT.

According to the page:

Gary Johnson, as Governor, led the nation in job creation (#1) and left as one of only 4 states with a balanced budget. So why is CNN hiding him from the American public? He’s interviewed, gets endorsed, and then gets edited out of footage. He will be on the Debate stage with Romney and Obama, so it is happening. Come to Atlanta to CNN Headquarters! We need your help. America needs your help! Twitter #BlackoutCNN

This would appear to build on the prior media release regarding  censorship of the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign as reported by IPR last week:

http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2012/06/press-release-stop-censoring-gary-johnson-now/

 

Gary Johnson is the 2012 nominee of the Libertarian Party for President of the United States.

 

22 thoughts on “Johnson Campaign to Organize Protest at CNN HQ

  1. me

    “He will be on the Debate stage with Romney and Obama”

    Can anyone explain this?

  2. Starchild

    Excellent! This is the kind of bare knuckles, guerilla campaigning we need in the face of a morally bankrupt establishment and complicit media. Go Gary!

  3. John

    Unfortunately I don’t know how much effect this will have, I’m pretty sure CNN is protested every day or nearly.

  4. ATBAFT

    Maybe GJ would get some coverage if the rumor was spread he’s hiking the Applachian Trail with his love child, an underage young boy from Penn State, Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber, and George Zimmerman?

  5. Austin Battenberg

    @1 Gotta stay confident, gotta stay positive, and appear that you have a chance. If people are convinced that he ISN’T a spoiler, and once they learn of who he is, his poll numbers theoretically go up, and he can be on the debate stage. No reason to be like, “Yea, we have no chance, but you should vote for us anyway.”

    Ever heard of the secret? If you haven’t, its the law of attraction, and there are many people who believe in it. If you believe something good or positive will happen, it will happen. If you believe something bad or negative will happen, it will happen.

  6. Just Saying

    It’s possible the good folks at CNN took a look at Johnson’s latest FEC report and decided that he’s not a serious contender for the White House.

    As of June 1 — nearly a month after securing the Libertarian Party’s nomination and receiving $100,000 in federal matching funds — the Johnson campaign had less than $732 cash on hand and was still carrying a debt of $122,301.35.

    At this stage in the campaign, organizing fundraisers for the former governor would probably make a lot more sense than picketing news outlets.

  7. Austin Battenberg

    I agree but he has to get his name out there so he can get more donors. Relying on just the LP isn’t going to be enough. He has to receive donations from those outside the LP, and the only way to do that is to campaign a lot, and do things that can garner media attention. If the news won’t come to you, then you go to the news.

  8. JT

    Battenberg: “@1 Gotta stay confident, gotta stay positive, and appear that you have a chance. If people are convinced that he ISN’T a spoiler, and once they learn of who he is, his poll numbers theoretically go up, and he can be on the debate stage. No reason to be like, “Yea, we have no chance, but you should vote for us anyway.””

    It’s one thing to be positive about one’s potential & quite another to make a statement of fact that something *will* happen. I think any reasonable person would, at the very least, say that isn’t likely to happen. So why guarantee it?

    Saying that they think GJ has a decent chance at being included in the debates would be more realistic (though not very realistic to me either).

  9. Austin Battenberg

    He is saying he ‘will’ because he can’t be wishy-washy about it. Obama and Romney can say the same thing. And it’s still early on, so its possible to imagine that scenario. Once it gets closer to the date of the debates, and he is polling at the same numbers he is now or worse, then it would be somewhat deceptive. The moment you say, “IF I get into the debate” is the moment when you admit that you have less credibility. The moment you do that you lose. If you present your case and are credible, voters will give you a chance.

    At least that is how I feel about it. Personally, I like the fact that he is saying he ‘will’ be on the debate because he is being confident, and that is great!

  10. JT

    Battenberg: “The moment you say, “IF I get into the debate” is the moment when you admit that you have less credibility. The moment you do that you lose.”

    I guess it depends on perception. I consider candidates who are more realistic about their chances to be more credible. An alternative party candidate or spokesperson saying X *will* be in the debates with the D & R candidates for President doesn’t make the candidate seem more credible to me. It makes me think that the person doesn’t have a good grasp of what’s actually required to be included. Saying a “good chance” would be okay with me. But I’d bet that the person who said it really does think it’s a lock or close to it.

    I like confidence as well. Over-confidence, not so much. I’ve seen too much of that & it only leads to frustration. I really don’t want GJ & his team to feel dejected because they set the bar too high. That’s really my concern.

  11. paulie

    First they need to get in the polls. Right now Johnson is not even in five national polls at all, as far as I know.

  12. Robert Capozzi

    This just hit me: What if the LP and/or GJ campaign were to have counter conventions during the R and D conventions? I’m thinking they could be called “Sleep Ins,” where those worn out by the old R and D “ideas” can come for these snooze-fests….

    Just a bit of brainstorming….

  13. Bubbalicious

    Maybe they could be “wake-in” for those ready to awaken from the illusion of the two party one party system.

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