First it was News Corps FOX Republican forum in New Hampshire in which Ron Paul was snubbed, now it's Dennis Kucinich who was censored by Disneys ABC. Do I have to say much more, well sure I will. FOX claimed the omission of Paul was due to lack of his support even though Paul took 10% in Iowa , . The co-sponsor of the NH Democratic debate Facebook recently polled Kucinich at over 5%, the criteria to appear on the debate, the command from Disney came down that he was not to appear anyway. What are they scared of? These men chose to be on the ballot, met the so-called criteria and the media should allow them to express and debate their opinions with their fellow candidates on the nationwide scale. What is happening? Where is our Freedom of Information? Even the Republican Party of New Hampshire cried foul, after trying their hardest to get Paul and Hunter onto the Debate, the GOP party of NH withdrew as a partner in the Forum and their chairman stated:
"The first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary serves a national purpose by giving all candidates an equal opportunity on a level playing field. Only in New Hampshire do lesser known, lesser funded underdogs have a fighting chance to establish themselves as national figures,” and "(NH GOP Party)..believes Congressmen Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter should be included in the FOX forum on Sunday evening. Our mutual efforts to resolve this difference have failed."
Kucinich joins Paul - Censored by Big Media from national debates. Union Review. 08-Jan-2008.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Kucinich, Ron Paul Censored by US Media
Is this what neo-liberalism means by "democracy?" Or perhaps the ruins of Iraq are democracy? It is ironic (in so many bloody ways) that the CIA has cited Venezuela for "anti-democratic" tendencies on their "World Factbook" - Big Brother is watching, are you? I suppose the good news is that these tactics build consciousness in the popular classes who support "fringe" candidates like Paul and Kucinich. They see that despite their democratic, grass-roots organizing efforts, there is no level playing field and the upper echelons of the ruling classes are playing for all the marbles, and wining...