I have had my TV on Fox News in the backgroundSubmitted by jeverett911 on Sat, 10/29/2011 - 19:50
while I work on my computer today just for background noise. It has been on for 3-4 hours now. Each political news event that I have heard has talked about Cain, Perry and Romney. Oh and don't forget the couple of mentions of Bachman only to report about the Tea Party's shrinking support. Not a single mention of Ron Paul.
What makes me the most upset is simply this. Herman Cain does not have to even rely on interviews or invites on shows. In this 3- hours period, they have constantly mentioned his "surge" which is only because of media cheer leading that got him there.
It seems that the short report about Cains speeches today and the brief video showing his fancy bus are in a loop. They play it over and over again every 30-45 minutes or so. That may not be exactly accurate, but I have seen that stupid bus it seems at least 6 times or more today.Just this small media blurb and the visual image of his bus with his big face right on the front keeps the voters attention on Herman Cain.
Just like when you see a Godfather's Pizza commercial on TV. You see a picture of that succulent, cheesy, loaded with sausage, pepperoni and black olives, beautiful warm and greasy pizza with cheese melting over the side and even though it is only for a couple of seconds, that is enough for your mind to draw attention to it.
Well, Fox News set up their own recording equipment and went onsite to where Cain was speaking and took a 5 second video clip of the bus just so they could play it over and over again. This is free publicity by the media. It wasn't even a commercial by Cain or even an interview or show appearance. It was just a stupid news filler with the sole purpose of promoting Cain as a front runner. This is all it is.
The fact that they show this bus and show Cain speaking to some people and then mention that he "won another straw poll today". Just like they are cheering him on. When in reality, they are the reason he is getting the attention in the first place. I cannot believe that people fall for this. They report that Cain won another straw poll, but omit the fact that Ron came in 2nd place with only 20 votes less than Cain and the other candidates, even the so called front runners are not even on the chart. Why are people putting up with this blatant omission.