Andrew Malcolm / The Los Angeles Times – 2008-01-14 23:22:00
A judge in Nevada has just ordered MSNBC to include Rep. Dennis Kucinich in Tuesday’s Democratic Party presidential debate in Las Vegas or he will cancel the forum.
Senior Clark County District Court Judge Charles Thompson vowed to issue an injunction halting the nationally televised debate if MSNBC failed to comply. Kucinich had filed a lawsuit seeking to be included just this morning.
The judge ruled it was a matter of fairness and Nevada voters would benefit from hearing from more than just Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama. Kucinich had been invited to participate in the 6 p.m. Pacific debate Tuesday, but that invitation was rescinded last week … So set up a fourth podium.
Judge Overrules Corporate Controlled Media
Finally, the principle that we are a nation of laws and not of corporate media control has prevailed. And without your support, your phone calls and emails and letters, this issue might never have attracted the national attention it has.
BUT, while Dennis is preparing to go to Nevada – court order in hand – to represent your interests, expect that MSNBC, NBC, its parent company GE, and dozens of other alphabet-soup corporations in the nation will start filing appeals on top of appeals to keep Dennis out of the debate and try to deplete our limited financial resources.
Multi-billion corporations don’t want Dennis on that stage Tuesday night. And they will do everything; spend anything they need to make sure that his voice – your voice – is not heard. The law is on our side, but the dollars are on theirs.
NOW, more than ever, we need your continued financial support to stop megalomania-media from robbing you of your Constitutional rights, taking control of the American electoral process, and hand-picking the candidates they want you to choose from.
Defend your rights today. Make a contribution today to the only candidate who is willing to challenge the powerful interests that want to control you.
They will try to outspend us, but, with your help, they won’t be able to out-fight us. Please, contribute whatever you can to defend your rights, and ask everyone you know to do the same.
We won today, but tomorrow is another battle.
Strength through Peace
Boycott General Electric for Censoring Kucinich
General Electric corporate family member NBC has rewritten its criteria for including candidates in debates specifically to exclude the real peace candidate, Dennis Kucinich. Of course GE is a major weapons manufacturer so peace threatens its profits.
Less than 44 hours after NBC sent a congratulatory note and an invitation to Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich to participate in the Jan. 15 Democratic Presidential debate in Las Vegas, the network notified the campaign that it was changing it announced criteria, rescinding its invitation, and excluding Kucinich from the debate.
• Contact your congress member and your local media:
• Tell GE you will boycott its products and why.