Seattle has just elected it’s first Socialist to the city council. Kshama Sawant won a narrow victory over long-time council member Richard Conlin. While she has been profiled in the Nation and on MSNBC, can you imagine the amount of media coverage a Libertarian candidate would be getting if they won a city council seat in a major American city?
They would be profiled in the Wall Street Journal, FOX News, Washington Post, New York Times, NPR. Columnists like George Will would be hailing them as the way forward for the GOP.
Don’t believe me? Look at how much media coverage Libertarians have received from outlets here, here, or here. These links do not include John Stossel’s FOX Business Network show, which is a nightly propaganda piece for the Libertarian point of view.
Just something to keep in mind the next time you hear conservatives or Libertarian-Republican crying about media bias.