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Fox News' Ron Paul Problem - How Fox Spun Ron Paul's CPAC 2010 Straw Poll Win

If you're wondering, how the Conservative media outlet, Fox News, would cover this year's ongoing CPAC event, and which Republican they'll push forward to be the potential candidate to take on President Obama in the 2012 Presidential elections, the above clip should give you more than an idea.

At the last year's conference, Ron Paul emerged as the Straw Poll winner by an overwhelming majority beating other mainstream Republicans like Sarah Palin and Mike Huckleberry (who also happen to be on Fox News payroll, coincidentally). This obviously didn't go down well with the Conservative news network's executives and their anchors went on a crusade to belittle and downplay the importance of the poll. It certainly didn't do any good to whatever little credibility that Fox did have, because they were all praises for the Neo-conservative Mitt Romney when he emerged as the winner in the previous 3 straw polls.

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They're shooting themselves in the foot.

They can't fool everybody. Many people will wonder why they are trashing the winner and be exposed to the freedom movement that way. It happened during the last election and it will happen this time too!

the youth have always been the agent of change

People today trust the media as much as the politicians . Ron needs a V.P. with flare and the same message .Elections consist of only 1/2 the population voting, most of which are voting against someone not for someone. The other half does not vote out of apathy not laziness. Giving people something true to believe in would have more credible and ripple effect like qualities.The media has not yet given Dr. Ron respect when it matters most. Like the youth of world and those who have not given in to status quo must make the ideas of LIBERTY,FREEDOM and JUSTICE, perspectives again and never let those around us settle for the "throwing my vote away" mentality.In 2008 I wrote in Ron Paul and felt inspired doing so .
P.S. Dont let the make up people at the debates touch him because the last time they made him look like count chocula

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Ron Paul has flare...

what he needs is a VP with PRINCIPLE!...comes to mind: Michael Peroutka. Check him out!

Paul/Peroutka 2-0-1-2-!
Paul/Paul 2-0-1-2-!

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

When Obama won, the news

When Obama won, the news media outlets cited the youth of the nation whose votes tilted the balance in favor of Democrats. And, now they seem to think as if it counts for nothing.


Just said that Dr Paul (and Mitt) spent tons of money brining people in, paying for their (expenses) to have them vote for them. FOX didn't challenge it and it was the most damaging statement made to marginalize the poll yet.

DR PAUL NEEDS to get out and set the record straight and have Santorum retract and apologize for that statement!

get this out!

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

not just FOX...every MSM

not just FOX...every MSM outlet did the same. Romney got more favorable coverage. I remember when Ron Paul was 1% behind Romney, the MSM didn't bother to talk to much about #2.

All the campaign will be about his age, "isolationism", "unelectable",etc.

Acording to Ron Paul, Romney spent a lot of money trying to win yesterday straw poll...it didn't work.




under my vomit

I would like to face all of these naysayers face to face

in a ring, and go toe to toe with them, with my fists, because they are sellout pieces of garbage. I am not advocating violence, I am advocating kicking their ass face to face, can someone set it up with any of these turds with me, because I am in. I will stop when they tell me to.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

To be fair

The MSM has treated Paul a lot better over the past two years than they did during the 2008 campaign. He's constantly asked to comment on economics and is almost always praised with a humbling introduction the majority of the time. Sure you will have the nit picked segments above, not all of which were that bad, but there are also many other clips which show him in fine light.

"A true competitor wants their opponent at their best." Lao Tzu

Perhaps, you didn't see the

Perhaps, you didn't see the clip where they were discussing the potential Republican candidates to take on Obama in the coming elections. The bastards didn't even discuss Ron Paul.

There was an immediate change by the media

as soon as Dr. Paul was no longer in the running. Now that election time is around the corner and there is something at stake again, we can expect many more attacks like this one. The MSM talking heads didn't turn into boyscouts/girlscouts all of the sudden!

disgusting, and you know if

disgusting, and you know if Mitt Romney won it, or Huckabee, they'd spin it so positive and make it a love-fest over how electable they are, but if Ron Paul wins it, then ya, they got to spin it "well.. these polls are inaccurate anyways.."

You're right. I'll try to

You're right. I'll try to find clips when Mitt Romney won and what kind of reaction he got form Fox News. Will be interesting.

First thing Fox said...

The Pox News anchor-lady, immediately upon hearing the leak that Ron Paul had won (about 10 minutes before the official announcement), said that "The real story isn't that Paul had won for the second year in a row, but that Romney came in second." What?

They also called it the "first early indicator" of who might be the "likely" candidate... Until the good Doctor wins, and then suddenly it's "non-scientific" and look how inaccurate it has been in previous races...


Furk Fox News

and the GOP


This time I hope he doesn't

This time I hope he doesn't pull out of the race. I was all set to vote for him regardless of McCain. I ended up having to enter a write-in candidate. My advice- ignore what the Republicans are doing and run anyway. If you don't get the nomination, run as independent or libertarian. We must have alternatives to the egg heads we have now.

This time I hope that if he

This time I hope that if he decides to run then these bought and paid news networks don't exclude him from the debates.

Compare Fox Then and NOW

What did they say about the STRAW POLL THEN????

Was it science? Are there any videos that can be meshed in about the hypocrisy of Fox?

lol, todays? SAME EXACT

lol, todays? SAME EXACT THING

DailyKos TV?

This came from the DailyKos?

Yes. Surprisingly.

KOS ?! I coudn't believe it either :p

thanks for posting, sent it out on twitter

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

The Spirit of Gobbels is alive and well

in US mainstream media.

Better watch out dissing the 25 year old's--They are the ones that are going take over when the rest of us are in the rest homes.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

WHEN they spin

WE win. Voters are not stupid.

Well , I thought I was listening to Ron

when I noticed it was Rommney's voice.

Ron Paul's message sure is Presidential, so I believe the man himself is also.

Hey wasn't that guy (WEST) from Florida a corker? NICE

On Monday

Rush, Insanity, Levin, Beck, Weiner a.k.a. Savage, and all the rest of the NeoCons will be trashing Ron and dissing the results. They will say that Paul supporters spammed the vote and of course the "Ron Paul" can't win" line. Trump got trumped...but they won't mention that or that Mitt Witt's supporters were paid to be there. Are people waking up?

enemy inside the wire

the msm was directly involved in the attacks of sept 11 2001. they are the propoganda branch of MOSSAD. get ready for the next false flag event. maybe a fake alien invasion.the house of rothschild will stop at nothing to keep it's grip on power.

at wounded knee


"The spirit of the tea party isnt the spirit of ron paul"

thats a facepalm moment if there ever was one. there are so many words to describe Kristol, and for the life of me, i cant think of one good one!

the easiest way to get something done isnt to change the behavior; its to change the meaning of existing behavior. like a cut isnt a cut, torture isnt torture, its enhanced interrogation. war isnt war, its kinetic military action. declaring war now appare