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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Anti-War Censorship in the ABC TV Debate

Don't expect to hear any strong talk about getting out of Iraq on the Democratic debate on ABC tonight. Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel, the two candidates advocating the most rapid end to the occupation, have been excluded.

The ostensible reason is that the two have insufficient followings. Still, it seems important to have at least one representative of an anti-war view that is held by a large number of Americans.

Coincidentally, or perhaps not, the four invited candidates are all beneficiaries of campaign money from the Disney corporation, owner of ABC.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

1 comment:

Everyone Speaks said...

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I think that what ABC has done to Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel and Duncan Hunter is pretty much an outrage, keeping them out of their televised debates. Corporate controlled media has no right to decide who the valid contenders are with ten months to go before the final elections. It is a network that is robbing Americans of our right to make an informed decision about who our leader should be. Any way you want to spin it, it's just wrong.

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