News12 LI excludes third party candidate from debate

Mike McDermott is on the ballot, as a Libertarian, for Congress, 3rd District, Long Island, NY. Even though he is ballot-qualified, News12 is excluding him from their debates. The e-mail excerpted below is from a Libertarian-minded, occupy friend. Please help if you believe in ballot access. Letters-to-the-editor might be useful. And, an e-mail for News12 […]

Guv debate: Please comment here PLUS other places to comment and where to watch

Ian and I hope to be attending the NY Governor Debate at Hofstra this evening. If so, we will see if there is a way at intermission to give an update and/or we will post some thoughts afterward. We do hope that the community of onthewilderside readers, politicos, third party supporters, and people who stumbled […]

Action alert: Don’t let News12 throw away community comments

See a sample letter and News12 contact info at the bottom of this post. News clips below. News 12 created a community format to broadcast a recent “State of the County” message by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy. According to Newsday, an aid at Steve Levy’s office gave a call to News12 and shut that […]

Update from Hempstead 15 (Hofstra Demo) court appearance

Update 11/12/08:I attended court today in the stands for Adam Kokesh. Adam was there with his attorney, and some other supporters. The main outcome: Adam Kokesh will have his trial on Thursday, December 11th. Sounds like the trial would happen sometime after 10am. In addition, Wednesday, December 10th and Thurs. Dec. 11th are appearance dates […]

Fair Media Council Against Cablevision Acquisition of Newsday

Citing grave concern for the Long Island public, both as news consumers and as advertisers, the Fair Media Council today denounced Cablevision’s acquisition of Newsday and its holdings. “Such an acquisition simply places too much power in the hands of too few,” said Jaci Clement, executive director of the Fair Media Council. “Cablevision’s dominance as […]

Work for democracy today: Vote first. Then, call News12

Estelle Edwards has been excluded. Estelle is running for Suffolk County Executive. She collected over the 1,500 signatures needed to get on the Libertarian line. Peter Busacca got 6,000 signatures to be on the Integrity Party line. Yet, News 12 just ran a piece that suggested Steve Levy was running unopposed for County Executive. Please […]

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