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Matt Welch: Washington Post, in Dishonest Editorial, Calls Gary Johnson ‘honest but defective’

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By Matt Welch, Reason.com, July 8th, 2016 (via Cody Quirk at American Third Party Report)

The Washington Post editorial board, one of the prime caretakers of establishmentarian consensus about national politics, has a curious editorial today titled “Gary Johnson is an honest but defective candidate.” The piece is curious not simply because it invites snarky retorts—so, you prefer dishonest but effective candidates, eh?

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Washington Post: Gary Johnson is an honest but defective candidate

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By the Washington Post Editorial Board, WashingtonPost.com, July 7th, 2016:

GARY JOHNSON and William Weld, the Libertarian Party nominees for president and vice president, respectively, brought their fiscally conservative, socially tolerant message to an interview with us Thursday morning. In some areas, their honesty and resistance to poll-tested polish have a certain bracing appeal.

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The ‘face for the Statehood Greens’ vs. The Washington Post

Washington Post blogger Mike DeBonis and DC Statehood Green Party activist David Schwartzman have gotten into a verbal tiff lately, started by Debonis’ assertion that “the Statehood Green Party has withered into near-oblivion.”  Schwartzman responded in an online newsletter, and DeBonis posted a lengthy reply today.  As of yet, there has been no reaction to DeBonis.… Read more ...

Washington Post Columnist Calls for Centrist Third Party Movement

From Matt Miller at the Washington Post via Third Party and Independent Daily:

I’m a Clinton White House alum who had hoped President Obama could usher in the debate we need. It’s hardly all his fault that we’re not there, but I’m convinced the parties’ interest groups and “thought police” make real progress impossible without a new force that shakes things up.

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Wayne Root in Today’s Washington Post and Independent

The Libertarian Party gets some nice coverage in today’s papers.

Mister Root is quoted in both articles:
“If I’m not on the right track,” said Root when asked about his Libertarian critics, “how can you explain Fox News, a conservative TV network, giving TV shows to Glenn Beck, Jon Stossel and Judge Andrew Napolitano — all strong libertarian thinkers?Read more ...

Green candidate George Gluck on the ballot in Montgomery County, Maryland

In District 4 of Montgomery County, Maryland there will be a special election on Tuesday, May 19 to elect a county council member.  George Gluck is the Green candidate in the race, and he is going up against a favored Democrat and a Republican.  The Washington Post recently had an article covering the race in which they talked about Gluck’s tax plans and his criticism of an opponent. … Read more ...

Poll shows 4% or 5% of Americans choose “other” for partisan affiliation

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Major Polls Show 4% or 5% of Americans Choose “Other” When Asked About Partisan Affiliation

April 29th, 2009

For decades, pollsters have been asking U.S. residents if they consider themselves to be Democrats, Republicans, or independents. Recently, however, two of the biggest polls have added “other” to those choices.

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Snubgate goes mainstream: WaPo says Barr went ‘hog wild’

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.… Read more ...

Washington Post snarks at Greens protesting lack of coverage

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.

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Bob Barr visits dueling progressive and conservative blogger conferences in Austin

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from Slate at Last Free Voice:

What brings him to town? Barr is giving the keynote address this evening at RightOnline, the rival conservative blogger conference being held across the city. His Netroots Nation visit wasn’t anticipated, but conference political director Josh Orton said he was welcome as long as he paid the regular entrance fee.

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