So I’m sitting watching one of my regular shows last Tuesday (Boston Legal) and the local affiliate (that would be KVUE) sees fit to PiP my show so that they can alert me to the all important primary results that are coming in.
I’m sure if I was a member of one of the state supported parties (Republicans and Democrats) then I would be just thrilled to see the names of my FAVORITE candidate plastered on the same screen as a popular television show (the sum total of time on screen constituting their 15 minutes of fame, most likely) but as a 10 year member of the Libertarian Party, all I could do was put up with an interruption of what I feel was most important that evening, my entertainment.
It would have been more that sufficient to report the results during the news; which is probably more notice than was given to the LP today, the day that we hold or precinct conventions. Technically that’s OK, because not much happens on the first day. Saturday will be the County conventions, where the candidates for county office will be selected. Surely there is a news story there?
March the 25th will be the precinct conventions, where we select the candidates that will make or break (and in a few races, possibly even beat) the races that the ‘major party candidates’ already have gotten air time for. Can I count on a story on that date?
If they are going to interrupt my programs to give me breathless blow by blow accounts of the primary races (paid for with my tax dollars, no less. You’d think that was bad enough) could I at least get a news story about those weird Libertarians and their strange fixation for paying for their own party functions?