Andy Martin claims big victory against Associated Press, Chicago Tribune in court hearing

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ASSOCIATED PRESS ADMITS TO CENSORING U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN

CHICAGO TRIBUNE’S ATTORNEYS SUGGEST LEGAL BILLS HAVE EXCEEDED $250,000 IN FIGHTING MARTIN’S CHARGES OF MEDIA BIAS

MARTIN CLAIMS “BIG WIN” AS COURT HEARING EXPOSES MEDIA BIAS AND CORRUPTION; “CENSOR THIS!” ANDY SAYS

“I’M GOING TO WIN THE NOMINATION WITHOUT EITHER THE AP OR THE TRIBUNE, AND PUT BOTH OF THEIR TITS IN THE WRINGER,” “COUNTRYPOLITAN” CANDIDATE SAYS

(CHICAGO)(December 5, 2007) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin today said he was pleased after a nasty Chicago court hearing in which the Associated Press admitted to censoring Martin’s campaign, and the Chicago Tribune charged Martin was punishing the newspaper financially.

“Today was a sad day for the Associated Press,” Martin stated. “The AP got up in open court and admitted they were lying to their newspaper subscribers, and lying to their readers. They said they had a ‘right to lie’ and censor the news, and cited a 1922 Lenin-era court opinion for their ‘right’ to do so. A lot has changed since 1920, and I doubt many subscribers to the AP are aware that the company has internal policies censoring some candidates. I have ‘news’ for the AP. Not-for-profit news organizations do not have the right to publish propaganda masquerading as news and receive tax benefits. Or lie to their readers. Courts are not helpless to intervene, as they were 90 years ago.

“The Tribune’s Christi Parsons attacked me in the Tribune’s Sunday Magazine. Parsons did not contact me before running the paper’s latest smear. She didn’t want to be bothered with either the facts or the truth. Some reporter; she publishes lies instead of the truth. What she was really publishing was Durbin propaganda. What about the Tribune’s giant picture of Durbin in the toy store? Or the giant picture of Durbin at the beekeeping enterprise? This is news? This is Tribune/Durbin propaganda.

“The Chicago Tribune’s lawyers hissed that the paper had spent a quarter of a million dollars defending my accusations of rigged polls. I offered to settle the case almost two years ago, but these arrogant million-dollar-law firms want to keep fighting and keep billing. The Chicago Tribune’s General Counsel was in court today. I guess they are taking the case very seriously. When you offer to settle, and the lawyers want to fight, whassup? You guessed it. The ‘Combine’ wants to strangle my campaign the way they are strangling the People of Illinois.

“People know me as a reasonable person who has run a clean, hard hitting campaign for senator. What are they going to do when I win the primary and stand next to Durbin? Abandon Lenin and adopt Stalinist-era tactics and clip me out of their pictures?

“Judge Stuart Palmer became enraged when I said I had exposed the Tribune’s questionable polling firm, and put the Tribune’s ‘tit in the wringer.’ Well, what can you expect from a crooked Cook County ‘Combine’ judge? Justice? Phooey.

“I was the clear winner of the court hearing because I exposed the venom and corruption of the AP’s and Tribune’s reporting against me. A transcript of the court hearing is being prepared.

“The more the media fight me, the stronger I become. People have lost faith in the ‘mainstream media.’ They can censor their newspapers and news services, but they have lost the power to censor the truth. And the truth is out there, everywhere. Andy Martin is fighting for the little people and working families in both parties, while Hollywood Durbin is the king of fund raising and special interests.

“I have something to say to the AP and Tribune: Censor This!” Martin chortled.

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© Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Chicago-based Martin holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com. Media contact: (312) 440-4124. Web site: AndyforUSSenator.com.

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