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Email Candy @ CNN SOTU to refute "Paul does the worst, in the polls, when pitted against Obama"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPpco4eMePQ&feature=youtu.be
A short video that summarizes the show today. I used different polls in my email to CNN/Candy but this one has others that you can reference. Thank you to complexphenom
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Email Candy Crowley at CNN's State of the Union @ StateoftheUnion@CNN.com to refute her claims

watch the video below and/or 2 videos listed below, do your own research, write the email (no bad language/attacks, please) and comment here!

Dear Candy,
I watched your show, State of the Union, today (August 14, 2011) online and I noticed that twice you mentioned that “Bachmann and Paul do the worst, in the polls, when pitted against Obama.” This did not make sense to me as I heard and read otherwise.

Segment with Rep. Steve King “You could argue that the polls are showing those [Bachmann, Paul] are among the two that do the worst when put against Obama.” You can see Rep. King was surprised and questioned you about “those polls”
Source: http://sotu.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/14/steve-king-on-pawlenty-...

Segment with Neil King and Philip Rucker: “Both of whom [Bachmann, Paul] are the worst performing when you put them head-to-head against President Obama”.
Source: http://sotu.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/14/wrapping-up-straw-poll-...

I was wondering where you got your information from and I found your comments lacking truth. It is quite interesting because even your own network, CNN, can invalidate your statement because CNN conducted their own poll and found that the opposite is true. Additionally, two Rasmussen polls show the opposite of what you said. In two of the polls, Ron Paul is the closest to Barack Obama and in the other one, Ron Paul is the number two, against Obama.

#1] CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted April 29-May 1, 2011 with 1,034 adult Americans questioned by telephone
“Who does best against Obama? Paul. The congressman from Texas, who also ran as a libertarian candidate for president in 1988 and who is well liked by many in the tea party movement, trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) in a hypothetical general election showdown.”

Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/05/cnn-poll-sti...

#2] Rasmussen July 22, 2011 The match-up surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters were conducted from June 24-July 17, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 37% of the vote, while the president earns 41%.” (a difference of 4%). If you click on the links you will see:

(A) Paul -4% 37% to 41% (B) Romney +1% @ 43% to 42% (C) Perry -5% @ 39% to 44% (D) Bachmann -7% @ 39% to 46% (D) Rick Santorum trails by 14% and you can see the rest of the numbers at the link below.

Last time I checked, a difference of 4% for Ron Paul is not the “worst” of all of the candidates, as you incorrectly stated twice.
Source: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

#3] Rasmussen April 10, 2010
“Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%”
Source: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

In light of these numbers, your journalist integrity is highly questionable and from what I have seen and heard, all of your statements are considered suspect. The fact that you would intentionally mislead your viewing audience and even ignore your own network’s poll must mean that you have an agenda.

The honorable thing to do as a journalist is to go on the record, on your show, correct your mistake and show the evidence from both the CNN and Rasmussen polls. I will watch on Sunday, August 21, 2011 to see that you do this.

thank you.

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Well done

drheyde! Unfortunately, I am doubtful Ms. Crowley possesses the integrity to fully correct herself on an issue like this and she certainly wouldn't do it on-air. A move like that would be career suicide for her and more than likely she's a very smug person that views it as beneath her. Such is life when you're a "presstitute". I'd like to be proven wrong though....

"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." - Benjamin Franklin

SpaceCowboy - thank you

did you email her too?

I always want to end with an action item when I contact the press (i.e. I wrote Morning Joe before the official Q2 FEC stats came out to show that Dr. Paul had $4.5M. I requested them to apologize and correct their earlier mistake). Yes, I highly doubt that Candy at CNN will do any of that but again, I made my request to CNN and it is up to them.

No

I don't usually do things of that nature, but I believe you did well in how you handled it. Good for you!

"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." - Benjamin Franklin

Everyone on Twitter

Please follow @CNNSotu and then type out this tweet:

@CNNsotu Please tell Candy Crowly to stop #lying about @RonPaul http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPpco4eMePQ Paul polls excellently against Obama

Nails CNN and the lying hash tag, making it nice and public to ALL of their followers. Enjoy that one.

Eric Hoffer

Done and Done.

Give 'em hell, DPers!

Pottawattamie County Iowa

"Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven't had capitalism." -Dr. Ron Paul

great idea!

.

bump

for good ideas.

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1 Thing I Would Like To Point Out:

LL never tweeted this STELLAR (twitter) idea to his "followers"

I JUST SAID THAT

....and did

what gives????

Good Idea

Really Good!

I don't think an email carries any weight anymore.

A great article

on the RP media blackout:

http://www.dailypaul.com/174203/will-no-one-rid-the-gop-of-t...

vote up!

The ending of the article does suck though.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

This really does need to go viral.

The internet is our best friend on exposing the media deception.

Mirand Sharma

good video

about sums it up

Here's Mine

Thanks for all the great ammo, guys!

Candy Crowley and CNN staff,

Let me start by saying that I don't email news channels often. In fact, perhaps only once or twice in my life have I done this. However, I'm witnessing a disturbing phenomenon taking place where a most devastating practice is clearly underway in your internal journalist and pundit circles.

There is a strong movement underway in American politics and I've been a close observer for quite some time now. The American people are taking much interest in substantive and intelligent ideas about every facet of our lives, likely due to the growing pressures and hardships that have befallen us over the last 10 years. Next to this, there is also a strong consensus among the majority that all news media is biased and not to be trusted. There is no evidence stronger than what has happened in the last 24 hours since the Iowa Straw Poll results were announced.

Please change your ways. Take note of the following items regarding YOUR broadcast on Sunday, August 14th, 2011:

Twice you mentioned that “Bachmann and Paul do the worst, in the polls, when pitted against Obama.” This did not make sense to me as I heard and read otherwise.

Segment with Rep. Steve King “You could argue that the polls are showing those [Bachmann, Paul] are among the two that do the worst when put against Obama.” You can see Rep. King was surprised and questioned you about “those polls”
Source: http://sotu.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/14/steve-king-on-pawlenty-...

Segment with Neil King and Philip Rucker: “Both of whom [Bachmann, Paul] are the worst performing when you put them head-to-head against President Obama”.
Source: http://sotu.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/14/wrapping-up-straw-poll-...

Now, please take note of the facts listed below, one of which is from YOUR OWN network:

#1] CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted April 29-May 1, 2011 with 1,034 adult Americans questioned by telephone
“Who does best against Obama? Paul. The congressman from Texas, who also ran as a libertarian candidate for president in 1988 and who is well liked by many in the tea party movement, trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) in a hypothetical general election showdown.”

Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/05/cnn-poll-sti...

#2] Rasmussen July 22, 2011 The match-up surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters were conducted from June 24-July 17, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 37% of the vote, while the president earns 41%.” (a difference of 4%). If you click on the links you will see:

(A) Paul -4% 37% to 41% (B) Romney +1% @ 43% to 42% (C) Perry -5% @ 39% to 44% (D) Bachmann -7% @ 39% to 46% (D) Rick Santorum trails by 14% and you can see the rest of the numbers at the link below.

Last time I checked, a difference of 4% for Ron Paul is not the “worst” of all of the candidates, as you incorrectly stated twice.
Source: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

#3] Rasmussen April 10, 2010
“Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%”
Source: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elec...

Please also take note of these polls:

http://www.ibopezogby.com/news/2011/07/25/ibope-zogby-poll-o...
http://www.thestatecolumn.com/capitol/harris-poll-if-ron-pau...
http://www.ibopezogby.com/news/2011/07/25/ibope-zogby-poll-o...
http://www.eutimes.net/2011/05/cnn-poll-ron-paul-has-best-ch...

A large, growing number of the American people are paying greater attention to this. It would be in your best business interest to cease all personal bias and presumptions and report the news as it is, not as you or your corporate and government colleagues would like it to be. There is no reason to ignore an increasingly popular candidate. There is every reason not to.

thank you for sending your email

I like the beginning of ending of yours combined with the various links. Your email is much more elegant than mine. :-)

They did this same stuff during the last (s)election cycle...

Which is why I cancelled the satellite...

I could not stand paying for lies and deception!

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Regarding Palin: I believe we are watching in real time the rise of the third party, which will be controlled by the powers that be from its' inception.

Next Scam: "Cash For Cash"

http://www.RonPaul2012.com

I Hope That Vid Goes Viral

This is ridiculous

Front page

on Google news: NYTimes piece anointing Romney, Perry, & Bachmann as "top tier" candidates. Ron Paul isn't mentioned even once in the entire article!

Let's flood the comments section and make them report the truth. This kind of negligence cannot go unanswered. They are trying to steal this chance from us. We need to take it back!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/us/politics/15repubs.html

Same thing here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-race-snaps...

P.S. Vote up this post detailing more media blackouts of our man. Very funy, very sad, very true.

http://www.dailypaul.com/174237/being-ron-paul-the-media-fix...

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Thanks drheyde

Excellent post! Let's get the word out and hold these scum acccountable! This needs to get facebook'd, twitter'd etc. Expose the slimebags for what they are.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Please

take the high road and be courteous.

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agreed.

let me know if my post wasn't good so I'll know in the future.

Done!

Thank you for letting us know about this.

Credit to Campaign website

I wanted to credit the campaign website for providing links to the Rasmussen/CNN polls that I referenced in my email above to Candy/CNN. I found the information really quickly, which was quite helpful.

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2011/07/22/ron-paul-competitive-a...

Here is mine...

I was very disappointed when you made the false claim today that Ron Paul is among the worst against Obama. In several polls (incuding a CNN one) he did the best vs Obama or among the best, so your statement is a blatant lie.

I expect gross bias like this from MSNBC and Fox News, but I had higher expectations for you and your network. I will no longer be watching your show though. I will not stand for corrupt lies being used to try and help the candidates big media supports.

If you want to maintain any credibility as a journalist, or even an ethical person, I strongly encourage you to apologize on your show and correct the lie you told. If not, I question how you sleep at night. (see polls below, 3 of which Ron Paul is #1 vs Obama)

http://www.ibopezogby.com/news/2011/07/25/ibope-zogby-poll-o...

http://www.thestatecolumn.com/capitol/harris-poll-if-ron-pau...

http://www.ibopezogby.com/news/2011/07/25/ibope-zogby-poll-o...

http://www.eutimes.net/2011/05/cnn-poll-ron-paul-has-best-ch...

nice! glad you found more

just looking at the first link, you are right! Christie was -2% and Paul was -5% with everyone else at -6% and worse, when matched up with Obama. I'm checking out the other ones too.

yep, right here

I've been putting most of the poll highlights (and other news) on my website, CheckOutRonPaul.com news feed:

http://www.checkoutronpaul.com/news-feed.html

CNN.....

Criminal News Network = Shoot Your Cable Box

9/11 was an inside job .....time to get some answers..RP 2012

I watched it online

no cable anymore

There it goes

There it goes again.."electability". This is a term favored by the press it seems as if in their smugness they know the inside info that us poor voters don't get. If people listen to their spin long enough maybe they hope the weak-minded among us will believe this crap they spew out in unison.

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Since "hope" and "change" worked

last time, no wonder they assume the electorate can be duped as easily as babies. They haven't yet realized there is an awakening electorate growing in power every day.