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Jon Stewart was right!! The bias against Ron Paul is Real -- NEW STUDY! Politico & Atlantic Wire

"On Monday, Jon Stewart took issue with cable news' naked lack of coverage of libertarian-favorite Ron Paul in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Stewart argues that TV talking heads are ignoring Paul's candidacy, in spite of this second-place finish in the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa. In one clip he lampooned, a CNN archor tells a correspondent on air: "If you get a video clip of Sarah Palin, or did get a sound bite from her, bring that back to us. Hold the Ron Paul stuff."

That would appear to be some pretty blatant bias. Paul later told CNN's Piers Morgan that the media doesn't "want to discuss my views because I think they're frightened by me challenging the status quo and the establishment." So should we believe Stewart and Paul's claims of bias against the 12-term congressman? Pew's Project of Excellence in Journalism decided to crunch the numbers and have found that, indeed, there just isn't much Ron Paul coverage. In Pew's analysis of campaign news stories from January 1 to August 14 of this year, Paul is the 10th-ranked "election newsmaker" in the entire presidential field. Only 27 campaign news stories significantly featured him in the first half of 2011.

Full story: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/08/jon-stewart-...

Also from Politico: http://www.politico.com/blogs/onmedia/0811/Study_Ron_Pauls_n...




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I'm sick of this BS!

The Atlantic has degenerated into a tabloid, too. Damn, they used to be pretty good. Now they say:

As the Daily Intel pointed out, though, while Paul's base of supporters is enthusiastic, Paul doesn't have the breadth of appeal to carry enough GOP delegates to win the nomination. Thus, the media's lack of coverage may be justified. But that argument is seriously undermined by Pew's findings. In its analysis, he significantly trails the likes of Donald Trump, Tim Pawlenty, and Newt Gingrich, candidates who, like Paul, are (or were) longshots for the nomination. The better explanation for the media's lack of interest might be that Paul's story is old news. This is his third try at becoming president, and fresher faces like Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann (even if that face is crazy-eyed) make for more lucrative news stories. Paul, apparently, just isn't selling anymore.

Yeah that's why he raised more than anyone except Mitt "donation fraud scandals" Romney last quarter.

I pity the fools!

With the RP campaign obviously *serious* this time around (compare this year's ads to '08), their only hope is to refuse to run his ads. Even that won't help, as their crimes and their accusers grow in number every day.

I left a comment over there.

Thanks for the heads up.

Not to bash on the article or anyone here but most of us ...

dont need some article to realize stewart was right, WE were right be4 stewart was. but unfortunately some morons out there need "scientific analysis" to justify and solidify what they saw and experienced with their own eyes.

Well, its not as much for you

Well, its not as much for you and I, as it is for people that may not know very much about Ron Paul, are new to Ron Paul, or just curious about Ron Paul. If they ask why they don't hear much about him, you can give them the articles and the Jon Stewart clip and give them the answer.

People LOVE underdogs and sympathizes with the same.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Hey establishment...

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

lol Really?

"This is his third try at becoming president, and fresher faces like Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann (even if that face is crazy-eyed) make for more lucrative news stories. Paul, apparently, just isn't selling anymore."

Yea Ron just doesn't sell anymore! Ron is controversial which I thought in media is a big seller. I guess not if it challenges the Status quo..

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

MORE endless WAR, please !

You can hold the RON PAUL stuff

hehe

You can hold the RON PAUL stuff

LOL That's becoming a classic line...