• Gary Johnson Files an Official Complaint Over Not Getting to Degrade Himself with the Rest of the GOP Candidates

    Can you imagine how hard it must be to know that there's a big clown show going on just around the block, and — though you've spent the evening smearing your face with multicolored greasepaint — no novelty-sized invitation has arrived in your mailbox? That's kind of what Gary Johnson has been dealing with lately with regards to the GOP debates.

    But, you know what? He's going to do something about it. And by "do something about it," I mean file some paperwork that will most likely be ignored

    Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign is filing an official complaint with both the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over their candidate’s exclusion from the most recent GOP debate, Johnson’s campaign announced Tuesday.

    Johnson’s complaint charges that debate sponsor CBS significantly contributed to the candidates who were allowed to participate in the debate, "directly and significantly supporting those candidates it favors, and advocating the nomination of one of their favorites and opposing the nomination of [Johnson], whom CBS evidently disfavors."…

    Saturday’s debate, co-hosted by CBS and National Journal, was the first debate to air on broadcast television. According to Johnson’s complaint, "the public owns the airways over which CBS broadcasts, and the public deserves to be free from bias —  favoring some candidates over others — as well as illegal support of certain presidential candidates on national network television."

    Sure he's polling terribly with the Republican base and has just-next-to-no-chance of winning his party's nomination. But is that really an excuse for the media to exclude him from getting to bang his head against a metaphorical wall of solid granite on national television?

    If it were, then what's Rick Santorum doing up there?

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    Tags: CBS, Debates, Gary Johnson, Primaries, Republicans


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