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KUCINICH CHARGES THAT AMERICAN MEDIA OWNED BY MILITARY CONTRACTORS ARE BIASED AND SUPPORTS HIS CLAIM  By Kevin A. Stoda, Kuwait  

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Ohio, Democratic Party Candidate for President) argued fairly successfully on the Voice of America (VOA) program , Press Conference USA of VOA News Now, this past weekend (Nov. 17, 2007) that the American media is biased against him and its campaign. 

 

This, he claims, is why he is not running at least  3rd or 4th in Democrat election polls already.

 

When called on the claim by a commentator, Kucinich pointed out quickly that he was the only serious presidential candidate who had not been invited recently to NBC’s Meet the Press.

 

Earlier Kucinich had noted that this great media bias against his campaign was reflected by the obvious fact that a major defense contractor, who (of course) profits from war, owns a major news network, NBC.

 

Dennis Kucinich is the only major presidential candidate who was in Congress or Senate in 2003 and voted against the war in Iraq and all the financing for it. 

 

Kucinich also voted against the US Patriot Act and is against the emphasis on labeling millions of peoples illegals  “as though they are lesser humans”.

  NAFTA 

Kucinich suggests that NAFTA and other trade deals have not only worsened the job situation of Americans but, in fact, led to a massive migration  northward in lands where labor unions and labor rights enforcement are weaker than in the USA.

 

In short, Kucinich claimed that many of these “illegal migrants” were forced to flee their homeland due collapse of job market and increase in inflation related to NAFTA’s inception.

 

This is why he has severe reservations about keeping NAFTA and other trade agreements, i.e. if labor is not protected in the USA and abroad better.

   WAR—NOT AS PRIMARY POLICY INSTRUMENT 

Kucinich also made clear that besides having maintained a record of voting against non-democratic actions of the current White House, he has stood soundly for cooperation with other states to fight rogue elements around the world. 

 

However, he added that this did not involve invading and taking over whole states who had not attacked America.

 

Kucinich said this in clarification to the insinuation made by one of the VOA interviewers that he didn’t want America to fight if attacked. 

 

“No”, Kucinich explained, he felt it was very important to take out al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan but not necessarily to take over whole uninvolved regions and peoples, such as the rump of Afghanistan and all of Iraq—which definitely had no Al-Qaida elements in 2003.

  MEDIA OWNERSHIP According to a 2004 review, “Viacom, the owner of CBS, is the second-largest media company in the country. Disney, the owner of ABC, is the fourth. NBC (as a division of G.E.) is the fifth. 

However, MSNBC, has an even wider audience as a major internet news service provider. It was General Electric which Kucinich was referring to—but not by name—on Press Conference USA .  General Electric is not only involved in shipbuilding but in many facets of arms development and the development of technologies to manage them.

 Kucinich was reminding radio listeners and the VOA that access to these media powers determines the messages people receive from their news broadcasters---including the viewers’ and listeners’ access to good information on presidential candidates in a fair way.   NOTES 

Dennis Kucinich for President, http://www.dennis4president.com/

 

Network TV Ownership, http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/narrative_networktv_ownership.asp?cat=5&media=4

 

http://eslkevin.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/3-big-paradigms-hol

KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)
 

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... and I'm equally sure a majority of pe... by Mr M on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 4:50:52 PM
I think it's just common sense.... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 5:20:57 PM
 ... ya got me there.thanks ... by Mr M on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 5:34:56 PM
Yeah, to keep trying is just common sense--as the ... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 10:10:41 PM
And so far I believed I was the only one who suppo... by Dave Kisor on Sunday, Nov 18, 2007 at 5:45:48 PM
very experienced in dealing with the media by now,... by Richard Mynick on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 8:15:07 PM
Two words or should I say one person is your answe... by unau2k on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 9:46:43 PM
You may want to resend the link.I just thought, wi... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 10:20:34 PM
Oh, he was ready and came out slinging on Press Co... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Saturday, Nov 17, 2007 at 10:15:06 PM
What you're looking at is biased show it's... by Andris on Monday, Nov 19, 2007 at 2:07:11 AM
NPR is "National Petagon Radio".  T... by John Hanks on Sunday, Nov 18, 2007 at 10:20:36 AM
Voice of America and NPR aren't the same thing... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Sunday, Nov 18, 2007 at 10:30:11 AM
Or when Blitzer rudely cut him off the other night... by Sleeper on Sunday, Nov 18, 2007 at 1:36:05 PM
Since we are talking about linkages and media.&nbs... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Sunday, Nov 18, 2007 at 11:53:30 PM
IF DENNIS WANTS BETTER POLL NUMBERS HE WILL HAVE B... by RICHARD SHADE on Monday, Nov 19, 2007 at 4:18:57 AM
Give a link or simply explain CFR, ok> I&#... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Monday, Nov 19, 2007 at 7:43:28 AM
JUST GOOGLE ANY CANDIDATES NAME AND CFR, ITS THAT ... by RICHARD SHADE on Monday, Nov 19, 2007 at 8:30:27 AM
http://www.cfr.org/bios/9730/dennis_kucinich.html?... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Monday, Nov 19, 2007 at 10:46:12 PM