Why No Media Coverage Of Badnarik/cobb Arrests Friday?

Lynne Kiesling

OK, so I hate politics, but I have to ask … Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik and Green candidate David Cobb were arrested outside of the debate Friday night, while trying to file an order to show cause to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The show cause order is to notify CPD of a lawsuit in Arizona challenging the upcoming debate at Arizona State, in which the claim is that the nominally nonpartisan but functionally bipartisan CPD and the school are using public money to put on this debate in an unconstitutional way.

So this sounds like it might merit at least a mention somewhere, right? I mean, Badnarik is on the ballot in 49 states. So ‘splain me this: why is the only news story I’ve found on this event this one in the New York Sun?

Is this another dimension of the old-guard media sea change that we’ve all been blathering about for the past month? It’s on several websites, I’ve read about people spurred to action by it, it’s been Slashdotted twice, but no major media mention.

Of course, if they want to get attention from an audience demographic who might care, they should contact the producers at the Daily Show

OK, that’s my last mention of politics.

UPDATE: Weds 13 October, here’s a story from the BBC, of all places. Not CNN, MSNBC, Fox, networks. The BBC. How pathetic is that?