Nader mentioned in his Democracy Now! interview that the late Tim Russert had the courage to put him on Meet the Press but that Stephanopoulos and the rest were shutting him out:
AMY GOODMAN: You don’t have much access to the corporate media. Why do you think that is?
RALPH NADER: Well, I think the blackout has been exceptional in the last three, four months. Stephanopoulos was heard to say that the Tim Russert show was about the most publicity I would get for the whole campaign. And, of course, he hasn’t had me on, and Wolf Blitzer hasn’t had me on, and Bob Schieffer hasn’t had me on. It’s rather sad to see, because they get higher ratings, there’s more excitement—Tim Russert said he heard from people all over the world after my announcement on his show. And the networks, of course, have almost blacked out all third party independent candidates, except maybe Ron Paul.
Come on, this is the dinosaur "press."
I know exactly what's going here and so does Team Nader.
Nader will get called out for saying Obama was "talking white."
He pre-emptively addresses that in the email that announces this ABC appearance:
By the way, there are many definitions of "talking white."
Here's our definition, from the Nader/Gonzalez dictionary:
Talking white means telling the white corporate power structure what they want to hear, rather than calling them out and telling them what they need to hear.
We must please the Smiley Nazis.
The hell with that!
Stephanopoulos will probably try to get all over Nader. It will be interesting to see if Nader will actually be able to develop his thoughts completely without repeated interruptions.
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