Corporate media is pretending that the only two candidates running for President on the Democratic ticket is Hillary and Obama.
According to analysis by FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting), “[John] Edwards is the only Democratic candidate who consistently polls in double digits. And when other polls have included Edwards in questions about electability, Edwards generally does better than the other two, sometimes by wide margins. In a CNN survey of December 6–9, Edwards beat Romney by 11 points more than Clinton and 9 points more than Obama. He beat Huckabee by 15 points more than Clinton and 10 points more than Obama. Clinton lost to McCain in this polling by 2 points while Obama and McCain were tied, but Edwards beat him by 6. There’s not as much of a difference with Giuliani, but Edwards still did 3 points better than Clinton and 2 points better than Obama.”
But a recent USA Today “analysis” (12-21-07) left Edwards out of the equation entirely.
FAIR thinks the reason corporate media ignores Edwards is because he consistently attacks corporate control of the media and government.
Meanwhile, if you take the questions directly to the people, recent polls show Edwards ahead in Iowa. Wouldn’t know it from the “news,” would you?
Watch Edwards on “Hardball” (10 minutes)
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich found a way to speak at the last debate, when he was being frozen out of the Q & A by other cadidates.