Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Malachy McCourt Announces Candidacy for NYS Governor

http://www.malachyforgovernor.com/

Malachy McCourt is running for NYS Governor! Did you know that? You haven't heard yet? Well ... How is that even possible? I mean, he announced well over three weeks ago! Didn't your local news source tell you? They didn't? Wow, they really dropped the ball on this "local" news story, didn't they!?

Well, I suppose you could learn more about Mr. McCourt right now by reading the River Reporter story pasted below. For some strange reason, they wrote and posted the story pretty much right after the
announcement happened instead of waiting three weeks like their corporate competition. What a bunch of weirdos, huh? You could also look at today's AP story pasted below.

However, I have a feeling that if you wait until tomorrow, your local corporate news media, in an effort to appear non-fascist and unbiased, will paste this same story into tomorrow's "paper". ;-)

Remember, its not so much the lies and errors and agenda that make up what we can call true media bias. Instead, it is what is left out
completely or totally buried that is usually of vital significance. Can anyone say "corporate two-party bias"?


From: The River Reporter Narrowsburg, NY March 30th

Author and New York State gubernatorial candidate Malachy McCourt holds court in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — Malachy McCourt delighted an overflow crowd on Sunday, March 26 at the Delaware Valley Arts Center. Announcing his candidacy for New York governor on the Green Party ticket, he spoke for over an hour about his childhood in Ireland, the state of the world, the state of religion and a variety of other subjects. President Bush and the war in Iraq were frequent targets of his musings.

McCourt is best known today as the author of a number of books, including “Voices of Ireland.” But he also had a career as an actor in television and movies, with roles in many productions including “The Molly Maguires” and “The Dane Curse.” He also was a radio talk show host in New York City.


Apr 18, 12:08 PM EDT

Author McCourt to Run for N.Y. Governor

By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Malachy McCourt, a writer, actor and brother of the author of "Angela's Ashes," says he plans to seek the Green Party nomination for governor of New York to end nuclear energy programs and revoke the death penalty.

"It is quite clear in the Bible 'Thou Shalt Not Kill,'" McCourt, well-known in New York City progressive politics, said in a news release. McCourt plans to officially announce his candidacy Sunday. He was out of the country Tuesday and didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

McCourt has appeared on public radio and numerous TV talk shows. His latest of eight books is "I Never Drink When I'm Sober," and he writes a newspaper column called "Sez I to Myself."

He also has acted in soap operas, in films including "The Molly Maguires," "She's the One," "The Devil's Own," and "Green Card," and in the HBO prison series "Oz." His brother Frank McCourt wrote the best seller "Angela's Ashes."

A Green Party spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

Candidates seeking the job being vacated by Republican Gov. George Pataki this year are Democrats Eliot Spitzer and Tom Suozzi and Republicans John Faso and Bill Weld.

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