The Media: An Old Boys' Club
We have seen a lot of newcomers to Daily Paul in recent weeks, and there have been discussions in the past about the media and how they either ignore or misrepresent Ron Paul, his message and his campaign. Here's a little info which may be helpful to you.
First, the good news: Ron Paul has the major media in a snit. He was never supposed to do this well. He was never supposed to raise millions of dollars, become an internet phenomenon or attract millions of supporters. He was supposed to go away; fade out, the way Fred Thompson is fading out. But we have seen one miracle after another since the Ames, Iowa, event last June. Amazing things have happened to propel the campaign forward. Sometimes the media notices and writes favorably. But generally, it does not. This means the big daily papers, the TV news networks and all of the syndicates, such as AP, Gannett and UPI.
Is there a media conspiracy? Not exactly. What we have instead is the CFR, or Council on Foreign Relations. Since 1921, the CFR has steered U.S. policy, and has grown to 4,500 members. Although it calls itself a "think tank," the CFR is responsible for the U.S. involvement in the United Nations, NATO, the WTO, GATT, NAFDA, and the likely North American Union. One cannot underestimate its power or influence. David Rockefeller is still the head, though other people have been its president.
Virtually all of the other candidates are members: Romney, Giuliani, Thompson, Clinton (Bill and Hillary), Edwards, Obama (and Mrs. Obama), Joe Biden, Chris Dodd. Huckabee may be. Only Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel and Ron Paul are not members. You may remember the CNN YouTube debate where Ron Paul was asked about the CFR and the North American Union - and whether it was a conspiracy. Paul wisely replied that the CFR certainly existed and the conspiracy was one of "ideas." The ideas amount to a global agenda; a one-world government, the end of U.S. sovereignty and (for us) a union with Canada and Mexico. Ron Paul was right. The others probably shifted uneasily, as their private club was discussed by an outsider.
Having so many presidential candidates as CFR members would be odious enough, but top people in every major media organization are also CFR members. Rupert Murdoch, Chris Wallace, George Stephanopolous, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw... the list is a long one. Big guys, made guys. Think mafia and you'll be right.
So. While there is no obvious collusion among the media outlets to skew the news, they pretty much take care of "their own" - other CFR members. The best book on the subject is Shadows of Power by James Perloff. You can find it on Amazon and eBay. It is well worth reading, if only to see the kind of opposition we face as a sovereign republic.
But take heart. The Paul campaign has done astonishingly well. The media are, frankly, flummoxed. They don't know what to do except try to marginalize Ron Paul and his campaign. Meanwhile, new supporters join the RP legions every day and a tremendous upsurge of support continues to grow. This can only be good for us all.