My father is a big fan of Kucinich and let me know about the issues his campaign has with ABC’s handling and coverage around the recent Democatic debate. Apparently Kucinich didn’t get to speak for 30 minutes, surveys in his favor were discontinued and the results not publicized, and a group picture was cropped to leave him out.
For those who saw the debate (I didn’t), what was the format until he got to speak? Did it seem like they didn’t get to him for an inordinate amount of time, or was that a result of the structure of talking to each candidate?
What is ABC’s or any news organization’s responsibility to be impartial about coverage? I understand they are ultimately corporations but this kind of manipulation seems unnecessary.