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Pew Research Center via Atlantic Wire: Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed

Ron Paul loyalists have been vindicated. After months of observations that the mainstream media was ignoring the libertarian standard-bearer, a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism shows just that: the Texas Congressman, who has consistently polled in the high single digits -- Real Clear Politics's aggregate poll currently has him at 8 percent -- has received the least overall coverage of any candidate. From May 2 to October 9, Paul appeared as the "primary newsmaker in only 2% of all election stories."


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now u see me,

now ...

blacking out R on P aul on Mariah's link has killed it..

a few moments ago it wasn't blacked out and it worked fine...please vote this up so that people will see it..there is a tinyurl and other links posted below..this needs to be front page news and if people would see it perhaps they wouldn't keep posting it...I think it's up to 6 or 7 now. And not one on the front page.

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Mods please restore link to OP

see below.

Hmm...see nothing on that

Hmm...see nothing on that link..did that get blacked-out, too?

Try this link...


Why isn't this on the front page? Hell fire it isn't even on the most voted list....we friggin bitch and moan about this and people call us crazy or whiny, and now it has been proven. And it's not even important enough to be sitting where people can see it? I posted it after I saw it, made a tiny url, then searched and found that it had been posted like four times...and not one single mention on the front page. Crazy times I'm telling you...if it isn't about OWS or Herman Cain then it doesn't seem to matter any more.

EDIT: This is my main reason for not liking double/triple post...if the votes up on these stories were combined onto the original, then this would be on the front page for all to see instead of hiding in never never land. The story is great..kind of like money..but when you duplicate it over and over..well it kind of loses its punch..kind of like money. And this story is MONEY!


Best thing that could happen

Huntsman would probably have done well there being Utah is so close. Not having Santorum on stage is a delight.

I would love to see Nevada go first and Paul get a strong second.



“Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a central bank, and he can rob a country and the world.”

not a good link

Apparently the blackout is so successful that that linked article no longer exists either? On the Yahoo page I even selected the 2012 Elections news and there was nothing about RP.

can you add a "X" in place of his initials

"R" and "P"? that helped linked an article I posted yesterday, i.e.


I didn't see any Ron Paul articles...

BUT I did see Rick Santorum has also dropped out of the Nevada debates along with Huntsman!

it's about time "frothy mixture" got out of the race

(google santorum)

I don't know why either of those guys were given so much air-time with next to zero grassroots support.