SBS Australia Ron Paul Hit PieceSubmitted by champion26 on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 05:15
SBS frequently takes segments from ABC (USA) to show some of the news in America. This time, it was on the presidential candidates. After covering some of the new campaign ads, it went to Ron Paul and said something like 'Ron Paul is gaining steam but he may run into trouble with newsletters that contained racist content' and then it went to post the quote of '95% of blacks are either semi-criminal or entirely criminal'. Then it showed a clip of Ron Paul saying he didn't write them and he disavows them.
Why am i so incredibly annoyed?
For many Australians who don't pay attention to US politics but watch SBS, this is the first impression they have gained from Paul because this is the first news piece of him by SBS and it doesn't paint the good doctor in good light. Given that they referred to him as 'the Texas congressman', they may as well have had George Bush there and let people assume he is a war-mongering, racist southerner.
So annoyed that our news media is just as bias and dumb as yours.
Given that this was the first piece, they could have mentioned something about his stances like, oh ummmmm, let's say his anti-war, anti-drug war, anti-foreign aid, anti-Patriot Act, anti-empire, anti-bailout views? Nahhh, let's just say he's a racist and finish there.