Monday, August 20, 2007

Dennis Kucinich Takes Poll at ABC, Ridicule at LA Times

Here is the poll as of 1:50 PM EST.

Kucinich Takes Winner for ABC Poll

Here is the image ABC put up for the debate itself:

ABC Crops Kucinich from Debate Photo
(note Kucinich's name is still in the caption even though he has been cropped out of the picture)

Here is the LA Times article about the debate.

Here is the only mention about Kucinich in that article:
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio, often overlooked in such settings, drew a big laugh with his response. "George," he said, "I've been standing here for the last 45 minutes praying to God you were going to call on me."
When authors Mark Barabak and Peter Nicholas were called on it and sent the poll, here is what we got back:
Thanks for taking the time to read the article and share your thoughts. We don't base our political coverage on opinion polls--especially ones that are unscientific or so obviously manipulated by orchestrated campaigns.
With all best wishes
So if what Mark says it true, then they must be basing their political coverage on the inordinate amount of time George S. delved out to the "two leading candidates;" if not polls, how else could you explain the typed dry humping of Clinton and Obama that filled the article?

I have a bias towards Dennis Kucinich, but that is clear to any of my readers. Any journalist covering the debates or primaries should try not to do so with such an obvious candidate bias; it shows a weak will and sad need to belong to the popular clique.

And herd mentality is no way to heal a desperately sick nation.

Should you feel the need to politely remind Mark Barabak and Peter Nicholas what is at stake in this election, you can reach them at and

You can also contact about the clipped image at their support email.

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