• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

Rocky Anderson: 3rd party presidential candidate comes to USU

October 28th, 2012 Posted in News

LOGAN—Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson came to Utah State University Friday to criticize the dominant two-party political system and a “deceptive” press for marginalizing citizens and democracy.

American citizens are being misled and misinformed by an untrustworthy leadership and a deceptive press, says third-party presidential candidate. (Ted Pease photo)

Anderson spoke at USU’s Morris Media & Society Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Journalism & Communication, on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Media in an Age of Mass Deception.”

“It is surely an apt topic in the midst of any presidential campaign, and maybe especially this one,” said journalism department head Ted Pease in introducing Anderson to an audience of about 200 students, faculty, staff and local residents at the USU Eccles Conference Center.

The Logan native and third-party presidential candidate made his case for more choice of leadership, and pointed the finger squarely at the mass media for misinforming the American public.

In 2011, Anderson left the Democratic Party in disgust to form the Justice Party. “The Constitution has been eviscerated while Democrats have stood by with nary a whimper,” he said. “It is a gutless, unprincipled party, bought and paid for by the same interests that buy and pay for the Republican Party.”

Click here for full video by Brian Champagne and Steve Crass.

Best known in Utah as mayor of Salt Lake City from 2000 to 2008, Anderson also founded and serves as executive director of High Road for Human Rights, a national grassroots activist organization aimed at engaging citizens in defense of human rights.

As mayor of Salt Lake, Anderson attracted national attention as a champion of various causes—including climate protection, immigration policy, criminal justice reform, LGBT rights, and an end to the “war on drugs.” He was an early and outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq.

• Ryan Cunningham’s report on Utah Public Radio.

TP

Tags: , , ,

  1. 1 Trackback(s)

  2. Oct 30, 2012: Hard News Cafe » Blog Archive » Presidential candidate blasts press for short-changing U.S. citizens

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.