January 14, 2008
Please Demand That Kucnich Be Allowed to Debate!
Rep. Dennis Kucinich won't be involved in MSNBC's debate in Las Vegas tomorrow. It's not the first time Kucinich has been excluded from a debate. But this time, Kucinich was initially invited, and had met the criteria for the debate. Then, MSNBC changed the rules and told Kucinich he was uninvited.
I went to the MSNBC website and hunted for a 'contact us' link. Didn't find one. Then, I found a link that invited us to submit questions for the debate. I logged onto it and left this question for MSNBC itself.
This is not a debate question but a question for MSNBC:
WHY did you uninvite Kucinich from your lineup?
Why do YOU get to choose what the American people see at our national debates?
I, for one, will boycott NBC and MSNBC and their affiliates until you allow us to see ALL available candidates so we can make educated choices. Furthermore, I will urge everyone I know to do the same. Perhaps, if we refuse to watch your networks and read your magazines, etc., you will finally begin to listen to us.
We don't want Brittney. We are asking to hear all our candidates for the Presidency speak on the issues. This is not too much to ask in an ostensible democratic republic.
Please go over there and leave a question of your own telling them we do not wish to be spoon-fed what the MSM want us to receive. Tell them we deserve and DEMAND to see all candidates who meet the criteria to be included in the debates and we will boycott them unless and until they include all eligible candidates.
I just read a news article from the AP that stated that District Court Judge Charles Thompson ruled that Kucinich must be included in the debate. MSNBC is appealing the ruling and there is talk of canceling the debate if MSNBC is forced to include him.
Sounds like a tantrum to me: 'If I can't have my way, I'll take my marbles and go home.'
Does THAT sound familiar? Has MSNBC been taking lessons from the Master?