Edwards is still in the race…


One of the Campaigns strengths is the use of the media to illustrate a point about the disparity in coverage. I watched the New Hampshire returns and barely heard his name. I listened to NPR and even though he got 17% of the vote, he got 2 minutes out of 60 minutes of coverage.

I listen to KTLK most of the day on and off and right now the only host who is talking about Edwards is Thom Hartmann. Well, Randi Rhodes did mention Edwards yesterday, but she had to throw in the phrase “white guy” in the process. Really. I listened to Wendell on the way home and almost ripped my radio out of my car.

He was talking about Nevada and Obama and Clinton, that was it. He spoke of the Culinary Union and how Obama and Clinton were in the running for their endorsement. Really, it was more about Obama and Edwards and the CU did not allow members to vote, it was based on a vote by the board.

So, as the black out continues, the Edwards campaign takes a poke at the coverage of the debate and proves it’s point brilliantly.

Heather Irene Justus

My blogging here is not an endorsement of any other opinion but my own. I'm no longer new to blogging, I've been writing locally and nationally since 2007 starting here at the Liberal OC. I was born in New York and grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and currently live in Aliso Viejo. I graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English and Film and eventually may go back to school, but I'm still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Until then, I work and write and try to do something useful here in the OC by using the word to point out the things that make me frustrated. It's a daily struggle. Issues that peak my interest the most are environmental (yes, I don't just 'believe" in climate change, I listen to all those whacky scientists), gender and body issues (women deserve equal pay, I'm a feminist too, crazy) to the continuing widening economic gap we are not enjoying here in the US (which ties to education, stagnant wages and debt). So many issues, but those are the top three right now. I am an unabashed corgi lover, nerd and all around strange girl. I am lucky enough to be raising a wonderful daughter as well and enjoying being unmarried. 


  4 comments for “Edwards is still in the race…

  1. January 17, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    I feel your pain. But, let’s remember to donate tomorrow!

  2. January 18, 2008 at 7:42 am

    I just did my part to try and raise $7 million in one day for Edwards. Have you?


  3. January 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Today I put $100 towards a better America. Via John Edwards.

  4. January 18, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks Michael, that’s what I am doing today :) Every little bit and big bit count and to me, $100 is a BIG BIT :)

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