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As Much as I Disagree with Rick Santorum...

He actually calls out MSM (AND Fox News) Bias....

Link to Story - Including Video (from Real-Clear-Politics Main Page):

http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/02/santorum-bill-oreilly-has-...

Santorum Quotes:

“I’ve seen the media completely try to shape this race,”

“Here you have folks supposedly in the conservative media who are saying, ‘You know — well, we’re going to choose who we think is going to win,’”

“And then complain that the mainstream media does the same thing. Look, this is not just a few folks. This is a general attitude of the elite media in our country, both conservative and liberal, who think they know best and they’re going to decide — based on [who] they think the candidate should be — who you should think the candidate’s going to be. And Iowa is going to provide a surprise to that tomorrow.”



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What he meant...

..when he said "..Iowans are going to provide a big surprise to this tomorrow.." he meant Ron Paul!

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

And now that he is the beneficiary...

of a fully coordinated effort by the media to prop him up, i am very curious to know whether Santorum still feels the media is shaping the race or his surge was purely organic, despite only drawing crowds of less than 20 people consistently up until this coordinated media effort.

.................

It started with Drudge posting more articles about Santorum. Then Fox News making it's main headline asking if it's his time to rise, which was posted by Drudge. At that same time Rachael Maddow begins asking that question on her program.

And then CNN comes out with a 'credible' poll showing Santorum at 16%, despite not polling 25% of the electorate (i.e. no Independents or Democrats).

This was followed by every mainstream media gobbling up this highly questionable poll and talking about 'surging Santorum' and not acknowledging why it was highly questionable and not truly representative.

And it was upon this coordinated misinformation which people felt they could begin coalescing around Santorum as the new anti-Romney candidate, hence why latter polls really did start to place Santorum there when it was more representative.

The media knows that around 20% of the Republican leaning electorate in this race would jump ship in a heartbeat, just like they did with Bachmann, Perry, Cain and Gingrich. They knew all they had to do was give one candidate a small bump (unrepresentative poll) and they would flock, just like they did with Cain in the Florida straw poll (huge media coverage of something insignificant) when Perry was dissipating. And they did just that with Santorum at the opportune time of less than a week before the caucus.

Very curious indeed to know what Santorum thinks.

Is he admitting that his

Is he admitting that his surge is entirely a fabrication of the media?

Oh nevermind, he was whining

Oh nevermind, he was whining that Bill O'Reilley never had him on his show

and being a paid contributor

and being a paid contributor to fox news for a fair bit of time, Rick Santorum would know a thing or two on the topic, wouldnt he?