Many independent and smaller party candidates have complained for a long time about lack of coverage from the corporate media. Here is one snarky, cynical response from the establishment:
A group of about 15 protestors and candidates from a Certain Political Party That Will Go Unnamed gathered outside the Washington Post building today to protest their belief that the company “routinely ignores or marginalizes the party’s candidates.”
“We’re here to challenge the Post to cover D.C.’s second party in terms of national clout,” said David Schwartzman, an At-Large candidate for D.C. Council from That Party. He highlighted the party’s 2006 general election results, when the Unnamed Party won more votes than the Republicans.
Cynthia McKinney, candidate for president from the Party The Washington Post Won’t Name, sent a statement.
“We know that if the media covered our platform ….. they would establish us as the second political party in this nation,” McKinney said in the statement that was read by SKCM Curry, her campaign manager.
The protest was partially inspired by a May 29 online discussion with Post congressional reporter Paul Kane, in which he said, “We don’t have enough resources to cover” The Party That Is Not The Democrats Or Republicans.