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News ::
Don't Report and They'll Just Go Away
01 Jun 2002
"In Soviet Russia, the government censored the news. In Boston, the News Media censors the news. 'Media Censorship' has a whole new meaning."
Michael Cloud
+++ PAINFUL MESSAGE FROM CARLA HOWELL AND MICHAEL CLOUD +++

Dear Friends,

On Memorial Day, we wrote you about the Big Boston News Media Blackout of our Ballot Initiative to End the Income Tax.

An 8-month Blackout from the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Boston CBS TV News, ABC TV News, PBS News, WB-56 TV News, and Fox News. (Boston NBC News did one story during these 8 months.)

Eight months of censorship BY the News Media. Eight months of suffocating silence.

Well, as the cynic once said, "It always gets darkest before... it totally blacks out."


**Media Blackout Gets Nastier**
On Thursday, May 23rd, Carla Howell, Libertarian for Governor, filed 12,657 certified signatures with the Secretary of State's office. Her running mate, Rich Aucoin, the Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor, filed 12,534 certified signatures. They are on the Ballot for November 5th.

The Carla Howell for Governor Campaign Team called a News
Conference for this event. News Releases were faxed to 608
Reporters and News Rooms in Massachusetts.

ZERO Reporters came to the News Conference. ZERO Boston Globe Reporters. ZERO Boston Herald Reporters. ZERO Newspaper Reporters. ZERO TV News Crews. ZERO AP Reporters. ZERO State House News Service Reporters.

On Thursday, May 30th, Michael Cloud, Libertarian for U.S. Senate, filed 12,468 certified signatures with the Secretary of State's office. He is on the Ballot for November 5th.

So what? Why is this important?

Because the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate FAILED to make the Ballot. The Republican candidate couldn't collect enough signatures.

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Michael Cloud is the ONLY
challenger to U.S. Senator John Kerry. It's a 2-way race.
Libertarian vs. Democrat.

A News Conference was called for Michael Cloud's nominating
signature certification. News Releases were faxed to 608 Reporters and News Rooms in Massachusetts.

ZERO Reporters came to the Michael Cloud for U.S. Senate News Conference. ZERO Boston Globe Reporters. ZERO Boston Herald Reporters. ZERO Newspaper Reporters. ZERO TV News Crews. ZERO AP Reporters. ZERO State House News Service Reporters.

Who DID the Big Boston Media cover? State Representatives and State Senators who FAILED to make the Ballot. Lt. Governor candidates. Treasurer candidates. The other candidates for Governor. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate did NOT make the Ballot.

Media Censorship, Boston-Style.
*****
Small Government News
Official Newsletter of Carla Howell, Libertarian for Governor; Michael Cloud, Libertarian for U.S. Senate; and the Ballot Initiative to End the Income Tax

The Libertarian parties of various states are active in marihuana decriminalization, ending confiscation without trial, and other issues of personal freedom. Nationally it has petitioned for the end to the War on Terror, the troop deployments and military spending and for the repeal of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. act
see http://www.lp.org/ http://www.lpma.org/
and http://www.libertarian.org/
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