Truthdig contributor Gore Vidal writes

I don’t know how many of you were as appalled as I was at the way that the presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was totally erased from the last Democratic debate held in Iowa. This was a decision that was made, I can tell, jointly by the one-time voice of AIPAC, Mr. Wolf Blitzer, and, at the same time, The Des Moines Register—or whatever it is called—a paper of no consequence for the United States of America.

Meanwhile the FCC voted 3 to 2 to allow cross media ownership in same markets. As they say, there goes the neighborhood. The media is choosing our next president, we are not.