Acting without just authority, interim Executive Director of the Libertarian Party Robert Kraus — who replaced the disgraced and resigned Shane Cory (who now works for the Barr campaign) — issued a statement saying that libertarians should not trust blogs for their news. He was unhappy with the way IPR, Last Free Voice, and LewRockwell.com were covering Snubgate. Well now, the LP can add the mainstream “respectable” media to its black list, as the Washington Post has characterized Barr as going “hog wild” and said that “there’s no putting lipstick on this pig” known as Snubgate.
Where should “libertarians” get their news if not from blogs or the MSM? Well, according to reports, party leaders are sending inquirees to Third Party Watch for more “information” about Snubgate. TPW, of course, was purchased by Barr-backer Stephen Gordon and then sold to Republican Party veteran Richard Viguerie, who promptly installed Shane Cory — there’s that name again — as editor of the site, held all anti-Barr comments in moderation, and withdrew the press credentials for anti-Barr bloggers at the then-upcoming Libertarian National Convention. IPR quesitoned back in May whether all of this was part of a plot to help nominate Barr.