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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Democracy Now! Re-Hosts NBC Las Vegas Debate to Include Kucinich

If you are as mad as I am about Dennis Kucinich repeatedly being excluded from the recent debates, check out this re-broadcast of last night's debate.

Here's the recap from the Democracy Now! website:
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich was missing from the stage at last night’s Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC in Las Vegas after he lost a last-minute legal fight with the network over his participation. Last week, NBC told Kucinich that he had met the criteria for the debate. Then, less than two days later, the network changed the criteria and declared that Kucinich was no longer qualified. On Monday, a Nevada judge ordered NBC to include Kucinich, but then NBC appealed the ruling and actively fought to keep him off the stage. On Tuesday night, less than an hour before the debate, the Nevada Supreme Court sided with NBC. Democracy Now! decided to break the sound barrier and give Kucinich a chance to take part. In an exclusive broadcast, we re-broadcast excerpts of the debate and give the Ohio Congressman a chance to answer the questions he might have faced if he hadn’t been silenced.
Please let all of your friends and family know about this important re-broadcast. The only way we can make an informed choice in this election is if we can truly compare all of the qualified candidates, which is something that ABC, NBC, et al obviously don't want to happen.

1 comment:

jerilouise said...

This is the first I have heard about this so thank you for letting us know. We will check it out.