Jill Stein and her 2016 presidential campaign appear to have graduated from highly specialized and progressive political sites to more mainstream publications. Recently, once or twice a day I find a link to a new interview with Stein linked from the GPUS Facebook page.
The most recent wave of articles and interviews comes from the open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders that the Stein campaign published in April, asking Sanders to consider running as the Green vice-presidential candidate if/when he loses the nomination. The letter did not receive much attention on publication. As the delegate math has drifted toward the almost certain nomination of Hillary Clinton, the press has begun to notice that a) both major parties' presumed nominees have huge negatives, which is definitely news, and b) voters are actively seeking alternatives.
I read most of these interviews, but often I just scan them to see whether they contain anything fresh. The questions always tend to be the same, starting from the assumption that most readers don't know about Jill and the Green Party, or what they think they know is wrong. Of course, the answers to those questions are also typically the same from one interview to the next: Dr. Stein is refreshingly consistent, knowing the importance of staying on-message. The good news for us Steiniacs is that she is getting better at changing up the wording in her responses.
For your reading pleasure, we have assembled some links to those interviews on this page. Yes, some of them are from obscurish lefty sites; you won't often see Rachel Maddow plucking items from Truthout. Some, but not all, are also linked or excerpted on the Stein campaign's News page.
Mint Press, 1 June (summary and analysis of the 26 May Rolling Stone piece)
Rolling Stone, 31 May
Yahoo News, 31 May
Policy.Mic, 31 May (this one starts from the student debt angle—props!)
Salon, 31 May
Rolling Stone, 26 May (Tessa Stuart)
Gentlemen's Quarterly, 26 May (in case anyone forgot what "GQ" actually stands for)
The Hill, 25 May (not an interview, really, but it contains some quotes)
Truthout, 24 May
Vice, 23 May
NY Daily News, 19 May (definitely not the same old interview, lots of lolz)
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