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KUCINICH BARRED FROM DEBATE: TECHNOLOGY COMES TO THE RESCUE

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Meryl Ann Butler       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   6 comments, In Series: Dennis Kucinich

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When NBC dis-invited Kucinich from the Las Vegas Debate, he sued the network, owned by General Electric, for illegally shutting him out of the debate because of his views.

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On Monday, prompted by Kucinich's request for a temporary restraining order against NBC Universal, Nevada District Court Judge Charles Thompson issued an injunction stating that MSNBC could not proceed with the debate unless Kucinich was included.

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NBC’s stated reasoning for dis-inviting Kucinich less than 48 hours after he received their formal invitation, was that they changed their minds about the qualifications. Aside from the breach-of-contract issue, Kucinich’s campaign is recognized by the federal government. One might think that would trump NBC. Not to mention that the people of the United States are the legal owners of the airwaves.

 

So, Judge Thompson’s ruling in Kucinich’s favor on Monday seemed to be in keeping with the laws of the land—of the people, by the people and for the people.

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On Tuesday, of course, NBC appealed.

 

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