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It's Official: The media is ignoring Ron Paul

It's official: There is now a nonpartisan study confirming the Great Ron Paul Blow-Off. Dude lost the Ames Straw Poll by 152 votes to uh...uh...what's her name... but SHE got the Sunday morning chat show invites while the punditocracy treated Dr. Paul like he was Thaddeus McCotter.

You've heard everybody from Jon Stewart to well, Ron Paul complain about it, but now we have a study from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center to back it up. The bar graph don't lie:

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Pew Research: PAUL MEDIA BIAS in 2008

Regarding the treatment Ron Paul received from the media in 2008,
the Pew Research Center came up with the following statistics:

0% as a Main Newsmaker
0% Significant Presence
0% Total Campaign Stories

You have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find
Ron Paul's name listed in a chart.


Yes, but they got caught

And are trying to appear fair. Wolf Blitzer had Dr. Paul on for 10 minutes yesterday; he was the subject of a CNN panel, and of course the print media howled about it.

It's still better than 2008.

It's on Drudge...

It's on Drudge...

I had a couple of friends bring up Dr Paul, they hadn't before.

Unintended consequences? Both these friends are born skeptics, but nothing gets people's interest faster than something hidden for a purpose.

The media mews has a problem. Their trained audience is dying off. If the youngsters want fantasy they boot up World of Warcraft or visit hell and do battle with Diablo.

Free includes debt-free!

Re: I had a couple...

Good insight. The younger generation is held captive less than the older generation.

imagine if they included the online search comparison

Go make comment asking them to include it.

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Perry got a pop because no one knew him

then he was all in our face.

People went to find out who he is.

In a couple weeks, RP will be trending higher.

"The media blacked out...

...long ago and the news is just another show"

coverage right after the straw poll

about post straw poll coverage:

"The sample included the three network Sunday morning panel shows on August 14, the morning and evening network news programs on August 15 and four hours of prime-time cable and one hour of daytime from each of the three major cable news networks on August 15.

According to that analysis, Paul was mentioned just 29 times. By comparison, Perry was mentioned 371 times, Bachmann was mentioned 274 times, and Romney was mentioned 183 times."


this post should have gotten more


"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

the link inside the article is more useful

as you can see that Cain and Santorum were left off the graph and are much lower. That wasn't the point of the article but I like to see all of the data so I went to this link for Pew Research:


from the same link, "From January 1-August 14"

"From January 1-August 14, Paul has been a dominant newsmaker in only 27 campaign stories. (To be considered a dominant newsmaker, someone must be featured in at least 50% of a story.) That is less than one-quarter of the media attention generated by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (120 stories), who is the top newsmaker among Republican candidates. And he has received 25% as much coverage as Bachmann, the Minnesota Congresswoman (108 stories). "