WHY ISN’T ANYONE TALKING ABOUT: Media Warn Against Voting For Third Parties, ‘Two Parties Is Plenty’

With the 2020 Election just weeks away, the same country that lectures the world on “Freedom and Democracy” is now using its mainstream media to convince voters that their voice only matters if it isn’t being used to support a Third Party, because “two parties is plenty.” 

On today’s edition of ‘Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?’ we are now weeks away from Election Day here in the US, and the mainstream media seems to have just now figured out that there are more than two parties in the race.

But instead of providing the public with informative content about other options like Libertarian Nominee Jo Jorgensen or Green Party Nominee Howie Hawkins, the media has taken a different approach—and openly encouraged voters not to pursue an option outside of the two-party monopoly.

The Wall Street Journal is arguing that those who supported third parties in 2016 will find their way back to the two major parties in 2020, claiming that “More Americans who backed Gary Johnson and Jill Stein in 2016 presidential election support Joe Biden this year.

Forbes is already claiming that “2020 Is A Two-Man Race” and saying “this go-round the mostly obscure slate of alternative hopefuls appear far less viable, making 2020 more of a two-party election.”

The Washington Post is arguing that “third parties should stop running candidates for president,” and that in this election, “a vote for the Greens or the Libertarians has become almost impossible to justify.

The New York Times claimed that “Presidentially, Two Parties Is Plenty,” arguing that “Throwing your support to a third-party candidate with no hope whatsoever of getting elected is, however, a good way to dodge responsibility.”

The biggest problem with these actions—aside from the fact that you have these big publications literally shilling for two candidates, while convincing Americans that “their vote matters” as long as they pick one of two choices—the United States has been run by those two major parties for a long time. Long enough for Americans to know that while the parties may act different on the surface, they always seem to come together when it comes to increasing the budget for illegal wars around the world, giving the federal government more power to illegally conduct warrantless surveillance of American citizens, prolonging the War on Drugs despite the fact that most Americans don’t approve of it, and continuing to embolden the police state while thousands take to the streets to protest against it.

The idea that Third Party candidates shouldn’t even be allowed on the presidential debate stage to challenge Trump & Biden serves as a reminder that maintaining the status quo in the US has been upheld above what American voters want.

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Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.

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