Wednesday, November 07, 2007

You know, this Ron Paul thing is interesting.

posted by The Vidiot @ 2:30 PM Permalink

The MSM's knickers are surely bunched up. With Ron Paul's recent record-breaking fundraising success, the media has had to at least mention the guy. But my how they've mentioned him:
Media Infers Ron Paul Is A Terrorist
and my favorite:
Ron Paul, Fruitcake
They must be really freaking out. I mean, here's someone they haven't christened for chrissakes. How dare he?! They're even going to try to keep out of the next debate in Iowa. The republican party in Iowa has announced that a candidate must have:
Garnered at least 5% of the national electorate as determined by an average of the most recent national telephone polls of registered voters conducted by non-partisan public opinion polling organizations leading up to the registration deadline as determined by Fox News Channel and the Republican Party of Iowa or garnered an average of at least 5% in the most recent polls of Iowa voters conducted by the American Research Group and the Des Moines Register.
But, there's a funny thing about that 5% in the polls number. Seems he can't get 5% of the polls if HE'S NOT MENTIONED IN THE DAMN POLLING QUESTIONS.
Excerpt: A cursory glance of national polling data will reveal to anyone, even the most diehard supporter of corporate media’s integrity, that the mainstream polls used as statistical proof of Ron Paul’s low chances more often than not do NOT include Ron Paul in the polls. There have been dozens of major media polls, from the largest corporations to small college campus polls, supported by marketing firms and the like, and a large percentage of these showcase what seems a concerted effort to remove Ron Paul from pollsters lips, minds, and choices. Talking heads on FOX or MSNBC might often refer to Ron Paul as a ‘third tier’ candidate, or even a ‘dark horse’, but the comment is usually always followed with a remark about how he has no chances at winning, and the polls are cited as proof. Well, that might sound well and good. But how many voters or concerned media watchdogs actually then go out and read these national polls? Is it possible that the mainstream media could be united in purpose in suppressing a ‘rogue’ candidate such as Ron Paul? Yes, it is.
Boy, anyone who has the media bending this far backwards has GOT to having something going for him.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home