Ralph Nader On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday

Holy cow!

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.

What changed?

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.

Click here for a PDF file that lists the ABC affiliates and the airtimes for This Week.

Vote Nader 2008 website
Vote Pact

Previously here:

Twelve Thousand Dollars An Hour
Obama-Nader 2008? Never, I Say!
Ralph Nader In NYC Tonight, June 18, 2008
Ralph Nader On Democracy Now!
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #126
The People Have The Power
John McCain: Fascist For President
He’s Not Spoiled. Our Political System Is.
Jive-Ass Turkey
And People Are Going To Vote For This Eejit?
The Final President Of The United States
There’s Only One Choice For President
Meet, Support Ralph Nader For President!
The Deserved Fall Of General Motors
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #112
Ralph Nader: Activist Presidential Candidate
Why Democrats Lose
Ralph Nader Now Has A Merch Store
East Coast Corporate Liberal
A Civics Quiz
Vote For Ralph Nader To Take Back America!
Ralph Nader: The President We Need
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #017
Another Reason To Vote For Ralph Nader
Lincoln, FDR, Nader
Ralph Nader Tomorrow, March 9 2008, In PA
Just Say Yes: To Ralph Nader!
Ralph Nader On The Daily Show Tonight
Weasels, Part Three
Weasels, Part Two
Ralph Nader’s Big Birthday
Exxon Can’t Hide
Happy Birthday, Ralph Nader
To Name Three: McCain, Hillary, Obama
Now I Can Vote This Year: Nader Is IN!
The Presidential Candidate You Laughed At

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3 Comments on “Ralph Nader On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday”

  1. Morgan Mghee Says:

    Well, isn’t that some kind of special! It is of course preempted in the Seattle/Tacoma Market by the Galaxy@United socccer game. Hmmm…. I wonder how many other markets have a preemption planned?

  2. nimbus Says:

    Who gives a shit. Nader was stupid to say something like that.

    BTW, WTF is “talking white”? How do you talk…white?

  3. mikecane Says:

    How do you “act white”? — which is how I’ve heard some blacks dismiss other blacks.

    Was Nader stupid for saying it? Probably. But that’s far less a blunder than:

    1) Obama saying he’ll serve two terms
    2) McCain saying we don’t care if we’re in Iraq for 100 years

    Nader’s is a minor sin by comparison.

    And to clarify something: I don’t agree with *everything* Nader wants to do. Some people go around with a checklist and if a candidate fails in one area, they’re dismissed. Nader offers what no others offer: Real change.

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