Third Party & Independents Archives

Follow The Money PT 2

Third party candidates have complained to the FEC that during the 2000 presidential debate in Boston, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) essentially conspired to lock out third party candidates from the debates and the hall by circulating a face book identifying the third party candidates, thus preventing them from even observing the debates.

The CPD board is made up of big shot Democrats and Republicans without any third party representation. Money talks, BS walks.

I know this is old news, but the voting public needs to made aware of the serious charges against the CPD. The big picture isn?t that the Democrats and Republicans have a lock on the political process, but that the corporations that donate (a gentle euphemism for buying influence) to their campaigns actually control what messages the public hears in the presidential debates.

This isnt much different from the way Rupert Murdoch, AOL Time Warner, Clear Channel and other media conglomerates control the news we see, read and hear. The sponsors and their profit driven agenda come first, even if the truth is denied or hidden. Similarly, the Democrats and Republicans want to control the message to suit their particular Godfathers.

Posted by grover at June 19, 2003 3:55 PM