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    Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Ron Paul loyalists have been vindicated. After months of observations that the mainstream media was ignoring the libertarian standard-bearer, a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism shows just that: the Texas Congressman, who has consistently polled in the high single digits -- Real Clear Politics's aggregate poll currently has him at 8 percent -- has received the least overall coverage of any candidate. From May 2 to October 9, Paul appeared as the "primary newsmaker in only 2% of all election stories."

    The study measured mainstream exposure by compiling a list of 52 mainstream news outlets across "newspapers, cable news, broadcast television, the 12 most popular news websites in the country, and radio news." To register as a story about the candidate, he/she had to be the focus of at least 50 percent of the story.
    Source: The Atlantic Wire

    Another study came out looking at his overall time in the debates showing him once more coming dead last.:

    Equal Time? Romney Records One Quarter of Face Time at New Hampshire Debate - Smart Politics

    For a candidate who, in many polls, gets third nationally as well as third, or even second, in the two critical states of Iowa and New Hampshire, and who is the third-biggest fundraiser in the field, this treatment does not in any way suggest an effort to fairly allocate time. If you can look at these numbers and not conclude that this is a concerted campaign against Ron Paul then you are pretty thick-headed. Ron Paul supporters have seen this media blackout so often and so blatantly that a moneybomb is coming up this Wednesday called Black This Out specifically addressing that reality with videos replete with examples of the media campaign to suppress Ron Paul. Even though it looks like it will raise far more money than other moneybombs this year most supporters already see it as a foregone conclusion that any results will also be blacked out.
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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Does this mean that the money that controls Mass Media has already chosen our GOP candidate and it is not Ron Paul?

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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Does this mean that the money that controls Mass Media has already chosen our GOP candidate and it is not Ron Paul?
    It seems the money is either on Cain or Romney. As I recall, our current president was a media darling.
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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Is Paul being covered on the 'fair & balanced' channel?

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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed


    Black THIS Out Money Bomb for Ron Paul! October 19th, 2011

    lol i love us.



    At 12:01 am on Oct 19th, Ron Paul will receive my entire paycheck!

    35 years ago a man came to Washington with one message – restore liberty. Over the succeeding years this humble man has been ridiculed, ostracized, laughed at, and probably most painfully of all – outright ignored. Yet he has never ever wavered from this message.

    Think about that for a minute.

    Here’s a man who had no hope of ever getting heard – of ever getting credit – of ever accomplishing anything – yet he never gave one inch. Never compromised. Never thought of himself or his legacy. How many of us here could have stood amongst these cretins in Washington – selling their souls and climbing the power ladder - for so long? Without getting co-opted. Without giving up and going home. Without softening the message. Without going off on some half crazed rant that would surely have ended our political career.

    The word greatness is thrown around way too much nowadays. I believe we are all witnesses to greatness here. Ron Paul defines greatness. I think about all this man has endured over those 35 years - all for me and my liberty - and I can’t help but break down and cry.

    Ron Paul says that this is not about him. He says it’s about the message and that he was just lucky enough to come around at the right time and be a spokesman for the cause. He is right, of course. The message of liberty will endure long after he and you and I are long gone. But he is also, very very wrong. I believe when all is done, this man will have saved a nation – check that – saved a world.

    What price can one put on saving a world? One lousy paycheck? Please. My sacrifice for this man is paltry. Our founders pledged their LIVES, their FORTUNES, and their SACRED HONOR. Now THAT’s a pledge!

    If you are wrestling with how much to give this October 19th, might I suggest this rule of thumb. Determine how much will completely devastate you and your family for more than a month. Then DOUBLE it. Look your daughter … or your son … or your grandchild squarely in the eye, then ask yourself how much is their future worth to you today?? How much temporary pain are you willing to accept now, so that they can still live in a country that cares about freedom? How much are you willing to die, that they might live? The answer is easy, is it not?

    Who here will stand with me? Who here will rise up, throw off the manacles that bind us to our lame excuses, and make this OUR day? Who here will look the person in the mirror and say “If not me, who? If not now, when?” Who here will lay it all on the line for a man who deserves nothing less?

    Before Ron Paul, I never gave a dime to another politician. To Ron Paul – I would lay down my life. Will you?

    At 12:01 am on Oct 19th, Ron Paul will receive my entire paycheck | Ron Paul 2012 | Sound Money, Peace and Liberty
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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Ron Paul is not a Republican. He's a Libertarian.

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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    May I just say, with all due respect, Paul is a quadrennial candidate. The news cycle is driven by new information. There is nothing new to say about Rep. Paul, so the fact he gets little to no attention, is not surprising to me and I don't see this as a conspiracy. The media is wrapped up in the flavor of the month reporting at this point. First Pawlenty, then Christie, then Bachmann, then Christie, then Perry, then Christie, now Cain. IMHO, I could be wrong.
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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    May I just say, with all due respect, Paul is a quadrennial candidate. The news cycle is driven by new information. There is nothing new to say about Rep. Paul, so the fact he gets little to no attention, is not surprising to me and I don't see this as a conspiracy. The media is wrapped up in the flavor of the month reporting at this point. First Pawlenty, then Christie, then Bachmann, then Christie, then Perry, then Christie, now Cain. IMHO, I could be wrong.
    There is a lot of stuff that most outsiders wouldn't notice if you don't follow him.



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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Blaming Americans for 9/11 was news.

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    Re: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Blaming Americans for 9/11 was news.
    It was fun how they spun that when he was blaming our foreign policy.



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