Saturday, October 6, 2012
Empty Chair Update: Feinstein's Debate Doubletalk
October 5, 2012...89 days since Elizabeth Emken challenged Dianne Feinstein to debate.
Let's look at an opportunity for California's U.S. Senate candidates to have an open public discussion on the issues affecting our state and our nation:
Feinstein's Doubletalk on Debates Shows Up in Fundraising Emails
SHOT:Despite the fact that Dianne Feinstein has repeatedly refused to debate Elizabeth Emken, even openly telling the press that she "hasn't seen the point," it hasn't stopped her campaign from using debates in her fundraising emails:
To compound the hypocrisy, Elizabeth Emken has had two interviews for this coming Monday cancelled because Feinstein has refused to participate in public discourse.
KQED,Northern California's largest public radio station, and CalChannel, a public cable channel that provides Californians direct access to forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided without editing or commentary, have cancelled scheduled interviews with Elizabeth Emken because Feinstein has refused their offers for equal time.
CHASER: "Dianne Feinstein's crocodile tears over the lack of 'genuine debate' shows once and for all just how jaded her campaign has become," said Mark Standriff, communications director for the Emken for U.S. Senate campaign. "And her hypocrisy pales in comparison to her arrogance. Her refusal to take part in these broadcast forums not only denies Californians the ability to hear from a candidate who's actually engaging the public, it also shows a complete lack of respect for the public airwaves she claims to support."Tweet