Michael Badnarik and David Cobb were arrested friday night about fifteen minutes into the debate. And guess what? BIG SURPRISE--total media blackout. Ralph Nader gets 2.2% of election coverage, while Michael Badnarik, a presidential candidate backed by the largest third party in the country, gets POINT ZERO-FIVE PERCENT (0.05%) He's on the ballot in 48 states and D.C.
Only C-SPAN mentioned it briefly the next morning, while on the internet, only the 'alternative' media like Fark.com, Slashdot, PBS, etc.
This sickens me so much. But Michael and David are out of jail, they probably will have to pay a fine or something, but that's no big deal. If you are interested in reading more about this, click on any one of these links:
The AP notes the incedent in there article about the debates
Pro Green party article
I could go on, but if you want to find more information, it's not easy, because its only alternative media. Try googling it.
Both Cobb and Badnarik have participated in FOUR none-scripted, real debates so far this election with a fifth schedualed for Oct. 15th. They always invite other candidates (Kerry, Bush, Nader, Petrouka) But only Petrouka has ever joined them. I guess the Republicrats are to scared to debate a real candidate. Anyway, I am praying that the AZLP (Arizona Libertarian Party) succeeds in either stopping the third debate or getting third parties (specifically Michael Badnarik) allowed into the debate. How are they doing this? Here's the article: (Please read it)
Shutting down round three of the Bush - Kerry Infomercials
I'm going to post some more later. But I am PRAYING that the judge issues the immediate injunction to stop the debates unless all candidates are included. Then we'll know that if the debate is completely cancelled its because of fear and cowerdace on behalf of the 'big two'. Suck it Kerry and Bush!