Sunday, January 06, 2008

Kucinich: Out of the Debates, Threatens Legal Action Against ABC

Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich slammed ABC News for excluding him from the nationally televised debate from New Hampshire on Saturday, January 5. On Friday, Kucinich filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against ABC.

Said Kucinich: "ABC will be called to an accounting. We are not through with them — I'm looking at various types of legal action, that are going to go long after this election, and ABC is going to be challenged. And they're gonna find out that they've met the one person in this government who isn't going to back down from them. They don't own the airwaves."

"The other candidates have essentially agreed on everything," Kucinich said. "I'm the only one who voted against the war in Iraq, and then voted against funding it every time." He referred to the other candidates as "ditto-heads".

Links HERE and HERE.

It seems that mainstream media outlets just can't deal with the permutations resulting from too many presidential candidates. They just can't seem to get out of the sports model mindset that pits one contestant against another. This presidential nomination process started out last year as "Hillary against the Seven Dwarfs". Now it's the "Obama vs Clinton Grudge Match". (Um, didn't Hillary come in third in Iowa?)

Kucinich is the soul of the Democratic Party, and I while I'm an Edwards supporter, I want Dennis to be heard. He's the progressive voice on all the issues: Single-payer health care, against run-away globalization, steadfast for peace. ABC did the nation a disservice by excluding him.

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At 3:03 PM, Blogger Stash said...

Great find, Blue. We need Dennis to stay in the race and we need the corporate media to keep covering him.

I, too am an Edwards supporter. After finishing second in Iowa, all the headlines were, "Obama first, Hillary doesn't win!" or "Clinton now playing catch-up to Obama".

Edwards needs to fire his media person.

At 8:50 PM, Blogger bleeding blue said...

Edwards tops all Republican candidates in a general election match-up according to the polls, compared to the rest of the Democratic field. It's just another reason to like him as a nominee.

Corporate Media might well be afraid of his populist message. I don't blame his campaign, if "they" don't want report it, you can't make'em.


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