CBS Writes Unconscionable Hit Piece In Covering Ron Paul's Victory - Our Boycott in ResponseSubmitted by Tu ne cede malis on Sun, 10/09/2011 - 10:28
This is truly pathetic. It is about as low as we've seen one of the major networks stoop in their coverage of Dr. Paul--and this isn't even TV coverage (which, compared with the online content is usually the worse of the two). Note how ridiculously baseless the charges are and the inflammatory headline (trending # 3). Also notice that they even resorted to such shameless tactics as picking out a one-line, incoherent sentence from Dr. Paul--a complete departure from the usual standards of respectable journalism, where a journalist either inserts brackets [eg, 'any more', in this case)] or simply takes license to correct grammatical errors (which are frequently encountered in any verbal dialogue) which look awkward writing.
I have to say, this is so unconscionable (& infuriating) that we should organize some sort of organized boycott in response, not only for this but other similar smears (which will only pick up in the coming months). Maybe something along the lines of writing & announcing a boycott of various networks (or individual reporters), at least for a limited time. Perhaps we could even play one media outlet off another--one network (say MSNBC, with allies like Dylan Ratigan) just might give in & report a story about about a competitor (say CNN) being boycotted by all of Paul Nation for unbalanced coverage (especially when it's so blatant!). We'd have to create a site with a few hundred thousand names (think of our 500K+ Facebook fans) for it to really deliver a punch, but it could work. The site could list the obvious examples, which would be embarrassing for the network if publicized with analysis.
I didn't used to think writing networks & complaining about coverage did much, but if we organized & had an overwhelming email backlash in addition to a group boycott it could really make them reevaluate their behavior.
We can't always depend on Stewart to point this trash out (as a side note, someone ought to send this to him). We need to start taking names and holding them accountable.
The article: "Did Ron Paul Stuff the Ballot Box?"
Update: someone is on top of it: http://boycotts4paul.com