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[–] irishredfox [S] 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Honestly, there is a comment section there, and I used it to write in that they should be giving more time to candidates from 3rd parties as well. I would like to share a petition for that, but I can't find one. Please share. EDIT: Spelling.

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[–] secretsquirrel2 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

I agree. One of the reasons we are in the current sorry state is the blocking of all dialogue not favored by big media. If you are not part of the established system, your views are sidelined and there is either no or merely mocking coverage. It is a design meant to maintain the status qua.

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[–] rothx 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

big media have sheep following them. Sadly, whilst the younger generations can see through this, the older generations which are dying out, have no clue or don't want to know how else to get their news.

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[–] THE_Per_Bear 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why not make your own? (I would do it yourself, though. I'm just a highschooler, so I don't really know enough about the cause)

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[–] conundrumbombs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The mainstream media doesn't even recognize Jill Stein's existence as a human being, let alone her candidacy.

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[–] irishredfox [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I know, right? The truth is, I would love to support green party, but I don't think they'll get anywhere on the national stage until the mainstream media acknowledges them and they can participate in the national debates. Until then, I'll keep my eye on Bernie and probably vote green in local elections.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I honestly don't think there's much point, the non-transferrable vote system makes it all but impossible for a third party to be elected. If they had enough support to stand a chance, the MSM would have no choice but to cover them.

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[–] bloodguard 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

There are currently 6,552 signatures.

I think there are more people that signed this petition than actually watch MSNBC.

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[–] Reddiggoat 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

LMAO, msnbc is a COMPANY. Petitions aren't going to affect who they sponsor. Only money.

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[–] Sir-Real 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

The people who sign are people who may not watch because of the fact that the candidates aren't being represented equally, less viewership means less viewership of ads which is one of the primary sources of income to a television channel. By appeasing the people who sign this petition, you get a higher potential viewership. It's actually a good business decision.

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[–] Reddiggoat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Which is a nice theory, but I've yet to ever see it work without money backed lobbying. People who sign the petition don't make the ratings points, Neilson houses do. Viewership is not as simple as people here are making it seem.

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[–] Strangeasylum 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

They know the statistics though. They understand ratings and while there are people who care about Bernie Sanders, there are FAR more that don't. They don't just decide to not show something without EXTENSIVE research into what people want to see.

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[–] AberdolfLincler 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You don't really understand what a petition is do you? It's people that are unhappy with that company, so much so that they've taken some time to voice that concern. This concern or outrage from the people can translate into dollars, because if they don't like the company, they might stop using it. Obviously if the petition doesn't get much signatures though, it's not much of a problem for them. It only becomes a problem when they are facing a large number of angry customers, although, that much shouldn't need to be said.

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[–] Reddiggoat 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Please, do give me an example of when this has ever worked to sway a company in the past; especially for politics.

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[–] Fuckery 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've started asking my beer to change the things I don't like in the world. So far its just as effective as a petition.

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[–] Galileo 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Equal air time as whom exactly? They only cover republicans. They don't talk about Hillary at all unless there's heavy editing.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Sanders, but not Paul?

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[–] WhoFramedReaderRabit 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Careful for what you wish for, they might start covering him more but do it in a negative light, thereby granting your request, but still pushing their agenda. Also I'd like them to cover all the Democratic candidates --- Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley, and Jim Webb, not just Bernie and Hilary.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think Jim Webb deserves equal time. Why isn't the Cult of Bernie concerned with that?

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[–] AnimalMother_ 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He's way to moderate to get any media coverage.

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[–] irishredfox [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ron Paul deserved equal time. Anybody off the beaten path should have equal time. The cult of Bernie is concerned with Bernie. Find a petition or start one and post it here. I know I'll behind it at least.

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[–] rayc31415 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

MSNBC seems to be the only place giving him more time than Hillery - at least from the couple of Ed shows I've watched.

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