From the comments on a previous post:
Phillies sends the following [..]….
“Root threatens Benedict with ‘If this isn’t news worthy…then we need a new Exec Director who can see that it is.’ ”
1) ROOT THREATENS BENEDICT
Subject: ROOT for Wes
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 22:04:00 -0800
To: wes benedict LP HQ , aaron AA Starr
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org LPHQ
Here is the list of my media appearances this week…16 in all (although I expect a few more on Friday & Saturday)…including 7 national radio shows…IN ONE WEEK!
I must tell you Wes…If this isn’t news worthy…then we need a new Exec Director who can see that it is. If you don’t want to put this list up on LP web site…I’d like a straight answer why? And trust me when I tell you, I’m not taking this laying down. This is NEWS that all Libertarians should welcome hearing. We have a bright star in the mainstream media…who is branding the LP. Trust me…you and I are going to have MULTIPLE conversations about this starting next week.
National Radio “Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Advocate”
WXLM Radio “The Lee Elci Show” New London, CT
WATR Radio “The Larry Rifkin Show” Waterbury, CT
WINA Radio “The Rob Schilling Show” Charlottesville, Virginia
National Radio “The Jerry Doyle Show” Talk Radio Network
National Radio “The Big Biz Show with Sully & Russ” CBS Radio/TV San Diego/Business Talk Radio
KIRO AM Radio “The Dori Monson Show” Seattle, WA.
Blog Talk Radio “The Andrea Shea King Show”
National Radio “The Thom Hartmann Show”
KION AM Radio “The Mark Carbonaro Show” Salinas, CA
National Radio “The Rusty Humphries Show”
WNJC AM Radio “The Brian Greenberg Show” Philadelphia, PA
KLZR AM Radio “The Chris Merrill show” Lawrence, Kansas
National Radio “The Allan Handelman Show”
1039 FM Radio “Gadger in the Morning” Phoenix, Arizona
National Radio “Mancow in the Morning with Mancow Muller”
2) WES BENEDICT FORWARD TO LNC
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Wes Benedict
Date: Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:27 AM
Subject: [Lnc-discuss] Root seeking coverage on LP.org blog
To: Discussion LNC
I do want to give our candidates for public office and LNC positions as much coverage as is practical and also fair. I think we have lots of rules in this area. See the request below from Mr. Root. [ED: That is Message 1, Above]
I prefer when I have links to a video, article and/or a recording. I welcome your suggestions.
Wes Benedict, Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee, Inc.
2600 Virginia Ave. N.W., Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 333-0008 ext. 222
(202) 333-0072 (fax)
Join the Libertarian Party at: https://www.lp.org/membership
Scott Lieberman // Feb 7, 2010 at 10:16 am
We interrupt this food fight for an important announcement.
A member of the Libertarian National Committee had an uncontrollable urge to forward a PRIVATE LNC e-mail sent by Wes Benedict to the Libertarian National Committee either directly, or via an intermediary, to Dr. George Phillies. And, of course, Dr. Phillies made sure that one of his friends would post that Mr. Benedict e-mail to IPR. Of course, that depends on whether anonymous poster “Root of the problem” is telling the truth about his or her source.
Mr. Root sent a reply to the LNC to Mr. Benedict’s e-mail. Mr. Root was not going to make it public, but that was assuming that MR. Benedict’s e-mail was not made public. Since the guilty LNC member made that e-mail public, Mr. Root now wants me to make his reply public.
My understanding is that my private e-mail to Mr. Benedict was forwarded to the LNC and that several had commented on it. I hope that the LNC will get the opportunity to read this e-mail to understand the context surrounding it.
I believe at one point Dr Ruwart suggested we empower Mr. Benedict to publish at our LP web site ALL media achieved by LP members equally and fairly. We are in complete agreement. This is EXACTLY what I proposed months ago to Mr. Benedict. Aaron Starr is my witness. Mr. Benedict said that I should email him my media appearances from time to time and he would be happy to put them up. I remarked in WRITING at the time that I wanted nothing special…that everyone who gets media on behalf of the LP should be complimented and appreciated…and the way to do it is by publishing all of our achievements getting in the media for LP members to see. I did suggest that the media be limited to real media (TV and radio)…not blog talk radio. Mr. Benedict published my media list the next day. So I certainly had every reason to believe we had an informal policy in place.
Since then I have sent my media appearances to Mr. Benedict again and again- to no avail…(nothing published)…and no response. Leaving me frustrated and exasperated. If I have time to respond to scores of emails per day and dozens of phone calls…and still run my businesses…and appear on several media per day…and take care of a family of 6…than Mr. Benedict can certainly manage to respond to my emails or calls
This past Monday I sent another list of my 6 media appearances that day to Mr. Benedict asking that they be published. NOT as a candidate for Chair or any other office…but just as I thought we agreed…as a dedicated LP member and leader sacrificing and working hard to spread the LP message. And by the way, I would INSIST that Mr. Benedict do the same for Dr Ruwart, Mr. Wrights, Mr. Hinkle, Dr. Phillies, or anyone else that sacrifices to spread our message in the media.
I did not even receive the courtesy of an answer to my Monday email. I would have accepted ANY response – he could have said “sure Wayne”…or “I can’t Wayne”…or “I won’t Wayne”…or “I need permission from the LNC.” Being unresponsive is not appropriate.
So finally after a particularly long day on Thursday doing EIGHT media appearances (starting at 5:30 AM) to help fight for liberty and spread the LP message…I sent one more email to Mr. Benedict. It was in fact strongly worded – and deservedly so.
Mr. Benedict didn’t reply to me, but he felt that he could forward my latest e-mail to you. I would not treat someone that way.
I am a very busy entrepreneur. Yet I find the time to get back to EVERYONE. I personally answer my fan mail from hundreds of people a month. I give each one a personalized response. I sometimes work until Midnight to return every call or email the same day I received it. I almost always respond within 24 hours. I treat everyone…no matter their title…just as I’d like to be treated. I would hope that our ED would do the same with personal e-mails that are sent directly to him.
I agree 100% with the suggestion that we recognize others who get media…as it was my exact suggestion (in writing) several months ago. I’m in agreement with anything that helps foster a positive attitude for LP members and contributors. I want our members to hold their heads up high, smile and whistle to work…because they know someone is out there fighting on their behalf. I’m doing it and yes I want the world to know. And I want others to do the same. The more the merrier.
Thank you, and & Best Wishes. If anyone on the LNC wants to, feel free to call me anytime to clarify.
Wayne Allyn Root