Seems that it is OK for the DEMOCRAPS to block out news organizations when it comes to debates. But when the shoe is on the other foot...LISTEN TO THEM SCREAM.
CNN BARS CANDIDATE FROM DEBATE, CENSORSHIP CHARGED
Wed Mar 14 2007 16:41:53 E
THe spoke at the DNC winter meeting standing next to Howard Dean and was at the Nevada candidate's forum with Hillary Clinton, Edwards and the others and he's been invited to ABC's debates, but CNN has barred former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel from their New Hampshire debate, without giving a reason.
Gravel is to put out this press release tomorrow: CNN AND LOCAL NEW HAMPSHIRE MEDIA IMPOSE CENSORSHIP AND TRASH FAIRNESS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES.
March 15, 2007 - Washington, D.C. – CNN, the Manchester Union Leader and the Hearst-owned WMUR-TV have formally decided to exclude Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Mike Gravel from the debates they will be sponsoring in New Hampshire.
This decision calls into question media censorship and goes against a fundamental American belief in “Fairness,” which is especially critical in the political process.
The Senator said, “By denying me the same opportunity afforded to other presidential candidates to discuss in public debate the major issues that confront our nation, the sponsoring media outlets––CNN, The Manchester Union Leader and the Hearst-owned WMUR-TV––are exercising censorship, unbecoming in a free society. They are dictating whose political voice they will permit New Hampshire and American citizens to hear.”