For major party candidates and their propagandists, there is always a side benefit to holding up minor parties, like the Alaskan Independence Party, to the national media as part of a dangerous lunatic political fringe. Third party candidates and independents like Ralph Nader just won’t shut up about the wars without end and the corporate crime even when it has been intentionally left out of the script.
The best strategy for major party propagandists is to call fringe parties and their candidates nuts, the friends of nuts or supported by nuts. Progressives who claim to support bottom-up, grassroots efforts, like Amy Goodman, should steer clear of this pre-scripted, toxic slime.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Steer clear of pre-scripted slime: The Alaska Independence Party is not "domestic terrorism"
Posted by Thom Foolery at 8:52 AM