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  •  thanks Bruin Kid (5+ / 0-)

    excellent points and charts!

    well done.

    When will the Media stop picking our Candidates
    and just start letting them speak?

    The Media is NOT an Unbiased Player in this "Game",
    as your stats make clear.

    If they were, America would KNOW all the Platforms,
    of ALL the Candidates.

    But a last, the Media has a different Agenda.

    What ever happened to Free Speech?
    It was auctioned off to the highest bidder, it seems.

    "... brevity is the soul of wit ..." -- William Shakespeare, Hamlet

    by jamess on Sat Jan 05, 2008 at 08:32:23 AM PST

    •  I Believe In Democracy (3+ / 0-)
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      desmoinesdem, jre2k8, pioneer111
      the Media has a different Agenda.

      No one ever said this was going to be easy.

      The media has their agenda.  We have our agenda.  And we're just going to have to go out and do the hard work to beat them at the ballot box.

    •  Anyone who isn't a complete (1+ / 0-)
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      flubber

      ignorant ass with shit where their brain should be understands that the corporate media is an integral part of the exact corporate corrupting influence which Edwards is calling out.  They shun him because THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM HE HAS THE BALLS TO LAMBASTE.

      All of our corporate media outlets are owned by huge multinational corporations, the same corporations who are engaged in rigging the system in their favor (deregulation and consolidation, anyone?).

      The fact that the media is mentioned in the Constitution ought to compel them to a higher standard.  Unfortunately, they are just dirty whores like everyone else who buys legislation and rigs the system.  They promote pro-corporate candidates and pro-corporate narratives and shun real news for bullshit frivolity.  There's no money in real news.

      And they've got a horrible approval rating with the public, but hey, there's no real alternative, so they've got no incentive to change.

      "I'm voting for John Edwards" - CNN/YouTube GOP Debate Focus Group Republican Voter

      by jre2k8 on Sat Jan 05, 2008 at 10:19:52 AM PST

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