MSM Fraudulently Keeps Third Party Candidates Out of the Debates

The first Presidential debate will be held today at Hofstra University with only two of the Presidential candidates debating. The Commission on Presidential Debates, which is owned by donor corporations and operated by the two major political parties, sponsors the debates. Since 2000, the Commission has had an arbitrary rule that third party candidates must poll 15% or better consistently to qualify to be in the Presidential debates. The reasoning behind their ruling is that the voter's time should not be wasted on “insignificant” candidates. To determine whether the third party candidate meets the criterion, the CPD relies on five polls conducted by MSM, all of which have at least one major donor to the Clinton campaign.