A C-O-N-Spiracy?!

We’ve been hearing rumors over the last few days regarding the Concerned Clergy, the Marion County Democrats, and Abdul’s fairness.

At a recent Democratic Council Candidate Caucus meeting, a few Democrats were trying to convince another Democrat that they should not appear on Abdul in the Morning. They stated that Abdul is not fair. It is Republican Radio in sheep’s clothing. Some felt their interview on AIM was unfair, and that Monroe Gray dominted the conversation.

AIM maintains that Monroe Gray has made himself the subject of questions. Abdul has not created these stories. He is simply the light peering through the bushell. That the Democrats have not effectively policed themselves begs us to ask the question to Council Candidates: “Will you do better?”

Let me break down the numbers: Over the last three weeks, we’ve had 11 Democratic Council Candidates, 13 Republicans, and 2 Libertarian. All of these candidates, with the exception of Democrat Sherron Franklin, were on with members of the opposite party. This allowed the Democrats to respond immediately to Republican claims.

Then today, a press conference was held to discuss Rishawn Biddle’s recent column where he used inappropriate racial language. blogs.indystar.com/expresso/archives/2007/10/coons_for_power.html

Rishawn was let go by the Star yesterday due to this blog. And today, the Concerned Clergy and the Marion County Democrats held a press conference. If Rishawn had not been fired, then this press conference certainly would have been Monroe Gray’s shinining example of Al Sharptonism. He, and the members of the Concerned Clergy, would have called for Rishawn’s firing in Imus fashion.

Today, we received some inside tips that there are some in this town who are now looking to turn this Imus-like circus towards Abdul in the Morning. Because Abdul’s point is usually the same as Rishawn’s (that African-Americans, Democrats, and Hoosiers deserve better leadership), the heat is now on this show. Many of the “ruling class” feel that this show is threatening their personal “Democracy.”

What could be less democratic then trying to shut down a talk show that discusses political corruption? What could be less democratic then targeting someone who diasagrees with a certain mindset, and doesn’t turn a blind eye to public burglary?

Stay Tuned. There are more baskets that need examination.

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Chris Spangle is the publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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