Libertarian 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates, Former Governor Gary Johnson and Ret. Judge Jim Gray, Give an Exclusive Interview to FACETStelevision

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FACETStelevision Producer/Host, Kevin McDonald interviews Libertarian 2012 presidential and vice presidential candidates, former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson and Retired Superior Court Judge, Jim Gray. In the interview, McDonald delivers a series of hard hitting questions on topics from the economy and immigration to foreign policy, the proposed legalization of Marijuana and media censorship of the campaign.

The Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson appeared live via video feed for a FACETStelevision interview with Producer/Host Kevin McDonald. Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray was simultaneously live with McDonald in the Costa Mesa studios of Time-Warner Cable.

A series of hard hitting questions elicited unexpected and provocative answers from the candidates. Topics ranged from the economy and immigration to foreign policy, the proposed legalization of Marijuana and media censorship of the campaign. “We were thrilled to be the first to record Governor Johnson’s reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding The Affordable Care Act also known as ‘Obamacare’,” said McDonald.

Often referred to as the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in America, Governor Johnson held office as the Republican Governor of New Mexico between 1995-2003. Johnson’s defection from Republican Party has most certainly caused some signifianct consternation in both parties. The Libertarian Party is enjoying a new level of legitimacy and political credibility following Governor Johnson’s move.

During the FACETStelevision interview with McDonald, Governor Johnson speaks freely about how he believes CNN and other media outlets have gone out their way to lock him out of the race and the public discourse. The Governor points out that CNN edited out portions of interviews in which former Minnesota Governor Jessie Ventura states his support for the Johnson/Gray ticket in the 2012 presidential election. Johnson went on further to allege that CNN intentionally blurred out a “Johnson for President” T-shirt worn by Ventura.

Prior to his joining the Libertarians, Governor Johnson was blocked from being included in Republican debates because he reportedly did not come in high enough in certain polls. According to the Governor, he was not even included in those polls.

McDonald made it clear during the interview that he was significantly bothered by what appeared to be the media tilting the playing field in favor of the two main party candidates. Johnson said in a post interview comment, “The media have no business censoring the free speech of those being interviewed.” Additionally, the Governor expressed both frustration and a dire concern that mainstream media, in essence, silence viable Third-Party candidates.

“This type of media manipulation is a real danger to our democracy. A man of Gary Johnson’s caliber and proven history must be given a fair opportunity in our election process,” said FACETStelevision Executive Producer, David McNeil.

The Johnson Campaign is pledging to get to 15% in at least 4 polls required to get them included in the debates. This would be a huge achievement and a major blow to the status quo. Some early polls have shown Johnson taking votes from Romney although others say that he’s gathering votes from Obama’s camp as well. Candidate Johnson said he expects to be on the ballot in all 50 states. The campaign getting to 15% will depend in part on whether or not the media and polling organizations decide to continue their dishonest lock out of the Johnson campagin. When asked to comment McDonald said, “This treatment of Governor Johnson is truly disturbing and highlights a level of censorship by the establishment media and polling organizations that should never be tolerated by voters or the other political parties for that matter. It is not up to any media, including CNN, nor the political elites, to decide whose endorsements or candidacies should or should not be heard by the public.”

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From Presidential candidate Gary Johnson: (http://www.GaryJohnson2012.com)
Gary Johnson, two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberties. Johnson switched from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party on Dec. 28, 2011. As the Libertarian Party nominee, Johnson will appear on all 50 states' ballots.

An outspoken pro-Constitution Libertarian, Johnson would end the war in Afghanistan now. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on drugs and demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve. As president, Johnson plans to cut federal spending by 43 percent, slash debt and make government live within its means while reducing taxes and regulation to foster real job creation and economic opportunity like he did in eight years as governor. The National Review said he was "#1" in job creation as governor. The Governor is an avid skier and bicyclist. He has reached the highest peaks on four of the seven continents, including Mount Everest.

From Vice-Presidential Candidate, Jim P. Gray:
James "Jim" P. Gray (born February 14, 1945) is an American jurist and the 2012 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee. He was the presiding judge of the Superior Court of Orange County, California. Gray was the 2004 Libertarian Party candidate for the United States Senate in California. He is the author of multiple books and a play, and is critical of American drug laws of the early 21st century. {source: Wikipedia} Judge Gray is also host of the EyeOnProductions show, “In the Judges’ Chambers” where he expresses his pragmatic solutions for societal issues.

From EyeOnProductions / FACETStelevision: FACETStelevision is a community program of entertaining education and insight into the many FACETS of life, advocacy, community, education & government. FACETStelevision is a non-commercial television program that is a vital bridge between the community, our business leaders, educators, students and lawmakers.

In a lively setting we bring together people, ideas, insight and valuable secrets to inform, entertain, educate and assist the public in becoming and staying successful. Through lively discussion and occasional debate with our guests, use of a supportive website and a phenomenal network of resources, FACETStelevision examines the issues surrounding one becoming an entrepreneur, surviving difficult times, choosing your life’s path and leveraging the best in education, technology and community toobtain your dreams. Join the FACETS team,as we discover the very fabric of the community. The People who are working in their passion for the betterment of their fellow man and their community. Teachers, Philanthropists, Politicians and Volunteers who care about others as much as themselves.

EyeOnProductions (http://www.EyeOnProductions.com) shows are distributed in Southern California’s Orange County via Time-Warner Cable. On the East Coast our shows are seen in Washington, D.C. and throughout Virginia via Cox, CableVision and Verizon. This East Coast expansion comes from our affiliation with Jerry Moore (http://www.MonsterMadhouse). Jerry is a Producer of his own shows and is very active in community services.

EyeOnProductions shows (EyeOnBusiness, FACETStelevision, Ask Dino Show and In The Judges’ Chambers) as well as Monster Madhouse air multiple times each week into millions of homes.

Kevin McDonald can be found at http://www.kevinbmcdonald.com

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