Last weekend was the national convention of the Green Party. 2012 presidential candidate Jill Stein was the keynote speaker. I had no idea it had happened at all until this morning – three days later. Even now that I’ve learned about the event, I couldn’t tell you much about what happened there.
The reason for my ignorance is that there was a media blackout on the story – a Green media blackout. The official Green Party web site has no reports from the convention. Green Party Watch is similarly silent. The Green Shadow Cabinet has nothing but a link to a clunky Livestream video replay of the convention. There’s no summary of the convention and what it accomplished available.
The Green Party of the US seems to have instituted its very own media blockade.