01/11/08 - GodVoter.org exposes Rupert Murdoch, calls for debate boycott
exposes Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, and calls on the
presidential candidates led by John McCain to demonstrate leadership by
boycotting Murdoch's Fox News and other debates that discriminate against legitimate rivals.
One United States Senator and three United States Congressmen have now been
excluded from the first three televised debates of this election year because
the media deemed their poll numbers too low. This discriminatory practice must
be stopped for six compelling reasons.
First, the polls are unreliable. Not only were they wrong in both Iowa and New
Hampshire, the pollsters still don't even know why they were wrong by as much as
12 points in New Hampshire.
Second, we the people want to hear the other candidates. The vote is still
almost a year away and many people around the country still don't even know some
of the candidates' names, let alone their platforms and records.
Third, the excluded candidates merit inclusion. They are not people just walking in off the street. They are smart men who could have made millions as
venture capitalists, yet chose to serve the country in the House, Senate and
even battlefields. They earned their right to be candidates for President and
to debate the other candidates until they win or decide to bow out.
Fourth, they bring substance to the debates.
Duncan Hunter, for
example, is a former Army Ranger who served on and chaired the House Armed
Services Committee for 26 years. He knows our military like
Ron Paul knows delivering
babies, Mitt Romney knows
Mike Huckabee supposedly knows the Bible, and we are a nation at war.
Fifth, the debates with just the so-called front-runners are getting boring.
Afraid of not making mistakes, they stick to safe issues, and afraid of
getting counter-attacked, they don't attack. We need the barbs of
Mike Gravel, Ron Paul and
Dennis Kucinich to
shake things up.
Sixth, the media cannot be given our blind trust. Besides owning Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, for example, also publishes the Satanic Bible
through HarperCollins, which Rupert Murdoch also owns. Are we the people going to pick our
next President or outsource that task to the media, which is led by the publisher of
the Satanic Bible who became a US citizen at 54 years
of age to meet the legal requirement for owning television stations?
So far, none of the candidates participating in the discriminatory debates have
shown leadership on this issue. They know the exclusions are unjust but have
been happy to have rivals excluded on arbitrary technicalities and even fearful of
losing their own invitations to future debates.
GodVoter.org calls on
all Presidential candidates to stand together and announce that they will boycott future debates that
discriminate, and we call on
McCain to lead the pack.
Why John McCain?
He has a history of leading on issues of this nature. When his Vietnamese
captors offered him an early position in the prisoner exchange program, McCain
declined and waited 5 years for his proper turn. He was exemplary as a prisoner
exchange candidate, and we call on him to be exemplary now as a Presidential