Thursday, April 23, 2009

Red Man On The Steps

Albany mayoral candidate Marlon Anderson held a one-man news conference Wednesday morning on the steps of Albany City Hall. I wasn't able to get downtown to cover it. Marlon was calling for the other 4 candidates to join him in debate. Thanks to WTEN for providing a little TV news coverage there. In a past conversation Marlon told me the media is not fair to his candidacy. I now agree with him. His name was omitted by CBS6 last night in a story about Mayor Jerry Jennings officially declaring he's running for re-election Not the first time WRGB has failed to acknowledge Marlon's candidacy. I've known Marlon for years. He's always been civic-minded, but I never thought he would seek political office. For sure, all of the candidates, including the Mayor himself, are deeply passionate about Albany... and this group is all basically people of the same party! From my POV as a newsman, this is a great story.

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