Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Many candidates, corporate media obscures U.S. presidential politics

by Stewart Alexander ... In a nationwide field of more than 300 presidential candidates, America’s corporate media has narrowed the field and choices down to three presidential contenders; Senators Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and John McCain. America’s corporate media has blacked out all third party candidates; on television, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean speaking stations, and all major newspaper publications nationwide. However, third parties and third party candidates continue to campaign against the incredible odds imposed by the Democrats and Republicans and the corporate media. These third party candidates are getting their message to the public with the help of volunteers and supporters, with bumper stickers, brochures, flyers, business cards and attending meeting, and using the Internet. Third political parties do not compete on a level playing field in U.S. politics; the corporate media will spend more money in one day, promoting the campaigns of McCain, Obama and Clinton, than the amount of money third political parties will spend in one year to promote their candidates, combined. While third party candidates are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on flyers and brochures, big corporations are spending millions to keep the names of their candidates in the public’s view. ...

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