Thursday, August 23, 2007

The mainstream media's manipulation of the Presidential race

Ron Paul places third in the Minnesota House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) straw poll and receives little to no coverage.

Dennis Kucinich dominated the televised ABC debate on Sunday, only to be rebuked by the mainstream media.

The Kucinich campaign is still awaiting an official response from ABC News about the unexplained – some have charged "inexplicable" - way in which the network has handled its post-debate online coverage of Ohio Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich over the past few days.

Among the "outrages" that have energized tens of thousands of Kucinich supporters - and even non-supporters - thousands of whom have flooded the ABC News website and other online news sites with comments of protest:

* Congressman Kucinich was apparently deliberately cropped out of a "Politics Page" photo of the candidates.

* Sometime Monday afternoon, after Congressman Kucinich took a commanding lead in ABC's own on-line "Who won the Democratic debate" survey, the survey was dropped from prominence on the website.

* ABC News has not officially reported the results of its online survey.

* After the results of that survey showed Congressman Kucinich winning handily, ABC News, sometime Monday afternoon, replaced the original survey with a second survey asking "Who is winning the Democratic debate?"

* During the early voting Monday afternoon and evening, U.S. Senator Barack Obama was in the lead. By sometime late Monday or early Tuesday morning, Congressman Kucinich regained the lead by a wide margin in this second survey.

* Sometime Tuesday morning, ABC News apparently dropped the second survey from prominence or killed it entirely.

* AND, as every viewer of the nationally televised Sunday Presidential forum is aware, Congressman Kucinich was not given an opportunity to answer a question from moderator George Stephanopoulos until 28 minutes into the program.

The campaign submitted objections and inquiries to ABC News representatives on Monday and Tuesday. ABC News representatives have failed to respond - or even acknowledge - those objections and inquiries.

At ABC News, "Who won the Dem's Debate" Dennis Kucinich trounced the competition!

Kucinich 15,036 votes
Obama 9,258
Clinton 5,851
Biden 3,487
Edwards 3,279
Gravel 1,246
Richardson 1,182
Dodd 208

Yeah, Kucinich received nearly the same amount of votes as Obama and Clinton combined, and gets no coverage from ABC and the other mainstream media outlets.

Democracy at its finest...

No comments: