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Top Tier Candidate Ron Paul Tells CBS Camera Man: "That's rude" for Shoving Reporter

Seems like CBS is having a change of heart since Saturday’s debate.

Three days ago CBS hosted an hour-long foreign policy debate during which Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul had a mere 90 seconds of air time. Less than a week later, the network is muscling competitors out of the way just to get a camera shot of the Texas congressman.

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Yeah, I dunno...

I work in television, and spent several years working for NBC and ABC broadcast news. I'm pretty convinced, as in 99.999, line over the nine, percent convinced that Ron Paul is actively being discriminated against by the media.

The giant news conglomerates are owned by companies like GE, News Corp, Viacom, and Time Warner. They all have strong political interests and regurgitate much of their news from the AP and other highly influenced sources.

The reason some voters are biased against Ron Paul is because the media has trained them to be. It's called "Manufacturing Consent."

Here's a book about it:

MSM will go like the DINOSAUR

At present time Media is evolving. First information has evolved, then music, movies, news paper, magazine and books, next will be mainstream media. In my opinion there are huge organization that influence the masses. 1st Government, 2nd Schools, 3rd Religion and lastly Media. We all know that mostly all government are inefficient, most schools teach things inefficiently constantly producing unskilled worker with no real world application (real economics are not taught rather it was tweak a bit to suit the Keynesian form of economics of ENDLESS GROWTH, ENDLESS SPENDING, ENDLESS BORROWING AND ENDLESS WASTE) how many stuff nowadays that you wouldn't consider disposable? or doomed to be obsolete? Gone are the days of quality well designed products that Americans are so well known all over the world.

Then our media got hacked, they no longer report the TRUTH rather they report propaganda, fear, half truths, lies, instigate confusion, in accurate polling to influence their zombie viewers etc. They always report what their owners tells them and what best suits them. This can't go on and it will only gets worse and when public really gets fed up they'll go extinct like the dinosaur for people will seek truth in the media and MSM has hugely failed. INTERNET has democratize the news via the internet where people can participate, judge, react and say they opinion. It will evolve like social news media where information are shared discussed and break down by the people without prejudice and biased.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

I don't doubt the bias

I think he's wrong about the reasons, mostly.

Mostly it's because "they" really believe his views have an inherent limited level of support. But I think this is changing, and he'll be proven wrong.

At any rate, he's better off saying something like, "My views and positions have not been proven to be popular in the past, so it's not unreasonable for them to believe they will not be popular. But things are changing, obviously. The people are waking up."

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."


I wish that were true, but...

It isn't. For example, even after Rick Perry's collapse in the polls the media was following his every move. His tax "plan" was splashed all over the place when he announced it. He'd get cream puff interviews, he would dominate debate time, speaking a lot without even saying anything.

(amazing the contrast. Perry get's 10 minutes and can anybody recall anything worthwhile? But Ron Paul in 89 seconds nails it)

Also, note how 3% Santorum gets more debate time as if anybody is ever going to vote for that A$$ clown.

No. I have to conclude the media really doesn't want to have a debate about the Fed, the MIC, non-interventionism, the harmful effects of government subsidies, etc.

Granted, Ron Paul gets a lot more respect than in '08, but that was because of the 2008-9 meltdown, the Iraq fiasco, and because we his supporters are numerous enough, organized enough, dedicated and just plane have **HAD** enough, that he is getting harder to ignore.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt

We're agreeing but disagreeing

All that about Perry etc is evidence that they're biased against Paul. No doubt about that.

The issue here is the reasons for the bias. Paul says it's because he threatens the status quo and they're protecting the status quo because they benefit from the status quo.

I think it's because they really think Paul libertarian philosophy and ideas are loopy, he does not have a presidential leader personality, and the total amount of support he can get is truly limited. That's why they ignore him as much as they do.

Evidence that they're ignoring him is not even addressing what I'm saying, much less showing I'm wrong.

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."


Just me

But I don't think they want Ron in because he is a true leader and honors his station for the people and country. The big money handlers or puppet masters don't want leaders. They want someone as President that is easy to muscle around and does what he is told. When you think about true power and put the President which is just a title up against big money dynasty's. Who do you really think is calling the shots? The question for me is, if Ron is elected POTUS and something happens to him. Is the country just going to sit back and let another brilliant leader for the people be taken out because he was a threat to the status quo or is that finally going to be the straw that breaks the camels back and a war between the PTB and the people begins?

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

I agree with Minarchist

I think we already know deep down in our hearts that, sadly, the presidential election is on some level a popularity contest.

Yes, the popularity of ideas, but also the popularity of the individual candidate.

I want Ron Paul to be president more than anything, but every time I see him at a debate or hear him speak, I'm disappointed by his lack of charisma and persuasion. Even given time, he often talks over himself and darts all around the place, making it hard to follow. This gives people that don't already know his ideas an impression that he's too old and kooky and honestly, just makes him less interesting to the press.

Now, imagine Ron could pull off a captivating delivery such as this:

On a purely technical level, Newt is successfully exhibiting amazingly good leadership skills. Man, I just wish RP could slow down and do this kind of thing, too.

I recall that somebody else on DP recently suggested that RP make a series of videos that describe his positions on various topics. Kind of like his Liberty Defined 50, but with video. I think that would be an excellent idea and much better way to communicate his ideas to the masses than a book.

The only problem is that Paul will most likely be lousy at the delivery. Being a good speaker and communicator does not mean that you are a fake, it just means that you are an effective leader. That's the job he is applying for - leader!

This whole idea... that the message sells itself is not true. We need effective leaders for a reason. Sure, maybe 10% of us will actually do a lot of reasoning and homework, but you will never get the majority of people to actually put that much effort in.

The same reason why Obama got into office without anybody really thinking about his policies and the reason why he purposely campaigned on a vague slogan of "Hope and Change" was because he knew that the sales pitch is often more important than the item being sold.

I know I sound like a downer, but I just think the RP campain is not doing enough to make up for his lack of oratory skills. Come on! Give us more sound bites and great speeches! Go look at older Reagan clips to see how it's done.

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Ron is right again. Right On Ron. He is usually the last one to call media bias, but this blackout is so blatant that even he is calling it out.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

If Ron Paul called me rude

my life would be over. i'd be devastated.

I've met Ron Paul quite a few

I've met Ron Paul quite a few times. One particular time in D.C, 2008, I stopped by his office and talked with him for a bit with a friend of mine. I wanted to take a photo with him, and he agreed. I was so excited, that I wrapped my arm around him, standing next to him, and held him close...lol... and said "cheese!". I can't help but think back and wonder what he must've been thinking. But I was just reacting genuinely and that's what I would do with any good pal of mine for a picture. I always think to myself, "what if he had shook me off and rejected my presence in some way, that would have made me feel ill." And of course, I am glad he didn't. Because that's just probably the type of person that he is. You gotta love this man. /ehug@RonPaul

I met ron paul too!

I was an intern in dc and got a meeting with ron paul in his office in the house. We spoke for about 30 minutes. I got a pic and a signed c4l constitution. It was literally the best day of my life.

You would apologize and thank

You would apologize and thank him. Then you would list it on your resume. Stay thirsty my friend!

You should...

...add that one to the "Ron Paul Facts" page:


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That would be like a

'most interesting man in the world' thing.. lol.


Not afraid to speak up when necessary.

When I asked my lady the other day what it was about me that she loved so much, one of the first things she mentioned was that I wasn't afraid to speak up when I felt it necessary. She brought up this time we were waiting in line for a movie and some guy behind us made some comment about her wearing designer jeans and having dreadlocks (she has beautiful locks down to her calves) and that, "you can't do that." I turned around and said something like, "Last time I checked this is a free country and you can dress however you like." I don't think he meant for us to here him, but I have luthier's ears. After the movie he approached us and apologized, which I thought was very cool. He didn't need to apologize to strangers but obviously he had thought about it and wanted to make it good. I just can't seem to control my mouth and this is a quality that has often got me in trouble, but on the other hand has also served me well as I've learned a little tact with age. A little.

I noticed that many RP supporters have this same tendency to speak their truth, often loudly. lol

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

The Honorable Ron Paul

is one of only a few who truly deserve that title which addresses all members of The House of Representatives.

Media blackout doesn't matter

As much as the media want to black out Dr. Paul, in the end it doesn't matter. The media does not cast a single vote on behalf of Americans, they just sway their opinions. If after such a long stupor and the majority of Americans have not awaken, then you deserve your next government. Get the vote out by talking to people or go from door to door. You should at least care that much about your country if it's truly the beacon of freedom you Americans brag about.

any video

Of Paul’s appearance at a Cato Institute conference? did he do a speech?

I wish he would say that to some commentators during debates!

They are also rude and Dr. Paul would be calling them out in front of millions of regular Americans who can relate.

Alas, I know it was spontaneous on his part to point out the rudeness of the cameraman...but one could only imagine!

I love Dr. Paul for his example of genuine character that he sets for the rest of humanity to imitate!

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How is the "that's rude" part

How is the "that's rude" part of this video the most important part of it? It's background, not the subject at hand.

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Actually a good point Velveeta

Hope the OP doesn't mind I altered the title to reflect more of the interview.

Ron's courtesy being focused upon did tend to trump the rest of the information.

How Old Are We???

The cameraman claimed she started it and pushed him first. I bet Ron Paul thought he was done disciplining children.

goggle search 'cbs ron paul'

goggle search 'cbs ron paul' then click second result, often! ;)

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

Great Idea,

Thanks for posting!

Always an example...

Character and integrity do matter.

His wife and kids and grandkids are blessed.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I love Dr. Paul,

He is such a caring human being. He chastised the cameraman kindly, not because he was trying to show off, but because he truly cares about others. What a great glimpse into the character of the man.

That reporter was

HOT! She blushed. lol

Semper Fortis

I would hope that cameraman

I would hope that cameraman felt like a little boy hearing words from grandpa 'I am disappointed in you.'

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor