Straight Talk from THE Candidate

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Apparently, comments by WDIV viewers, many of whom are my supporters, had an effect.  It is the eve of the election, so I will make this brief.

 

I will let each of these emails speak for themselves.

 

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Dear Devin Scillian:

 

At 11:30 AM you opened the special “Straight Talk” with the announcement that all of the candidates for President, Senate, and Congress (7th through 13th Districts) were invited to give brief statements about why they were the best choice.  Imagine my surprise, since I had not received such an invitation.

 

I am writing you now to accept the invitation I did not receive.  I would like to record my 4.5 minutes.  Since the election is only a day away, it is imperative that you reply quickly.

 

I will be in the vicinity of 550 West Lafayette Boulevard this morning.  Probably around 10:00 AM.  I will have my phone with me.  My number is…

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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I made an impromptu visit to the WDIV studio, at 10 AM this morning.  I was greeted politely and was met by the show’s producer in the “Green Room.” After that discussion and a couple clarifying phone calls, I composed the following letter:

 

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Dear Producer Olive:

 

When you spoke to me in the WDIV Green Room you said I could suggest wording that would clarify the fact that not all candidates were invited to “Straight Talk” or any future program using the same criteria, and that you would take this into consideration.

 

Based upon our complete correspondence (phone, voice mail, and in person). I have crafted this statement:

 

Other candidates will be on the ballot, but we only invited candidates who met one of the following criteria:

 

* Their campaign has raised over $100,000 dollars.

 

Or

 

* An anonymous consultant of ours thinks they will receive at least 10% of the vote.  This determination may be made without any supporting polling data.”

 

To clarify any misunderstandings about this year’s program, the following statement should be made by one of the reporters on tonight’s evening news programs, as well as the morning broadcast:

 

Some viewers have expressed confusion over our criteria for including candidates in this past Sunday’s straight talk program.  Please accept our apologies for any misunderstanding.

 

Other candidates will be on the ballot, but we only invited candidates who met one of the following criteria:

 

* Their campaign has raised over $100,000 dollars.

 

Or

 

* An anonymous consultant of ours thinks they will receive at least 10% of the vote.  This determination was made without any supporting polling data.”

 

Thank you for your time, consideration, and candor.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scotty Boman

Libertarian for US Senate

 

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I have a sneaking suspicion that this disclaimer will not be used.  I think they know most viewers would be as disturbed as I, by this accurate and direct characterization of the criteria.

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9 Responses to “Straight Talk from THE Candidate”

  1. Beth Says:

    Scotty, you got my support, both by vote and by 3 scathing e-mails. Devin’s personal response to me indicated that he was frustrated that more time was available so that they could include third party candidates. Lame! Rest assured, I will do my part to boycott this media outlet if they continue to stand by their decision willfully mislead the public.

  2. Beth Says:

    Sorry for the typos in my previous post.. sending this from my phone. Correction to above: “that more time was NOT available”.

  3. Trey Says:

    Got my vote man, in fact the ink is drying on that lttle mark I just put by your name bro.

  4. Rich Says:

    You got my vote Scott and hope i woke enough sheeple that they may have voted for you too!! Not a dem or rep got a vote from me

  5. Kevin Says:

    As above my wife and I too!

  6. Sarah Says:

    you got my vote, and several of my coworkers voted for you as well.

  7. Brandon Says:

    I was proud to have voted for you today Scotty.

  8. Mike Says:

    This is (at least) the 3rd time I have voted for you.

    When will the MSM get it? This is a which-came-first-the-chicken-or-the-egg? IF they would get it, and give ALL the candidates from ALL of the parties EQUAL time, you would get more votes.

    The prime reason you are not getting more votes is because the MSM is not doing their job by REPORTING. They are INFLUENCING to the benefit of their major advertising customers, the D’s & R’s.

    The hypocrisy of the MSM is disgusting. Especially when they continue to insist that they are independent “journalists.”

  9. Steve Says:

    You got my vote Scotty, when I voted absentee yesterday. Keep holding their feet to the fire whenever possible. Yeah to what Mike just said too.

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