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Via Drudge: "The Ron Paul Media Blackout Is Back On"

Link from The Drudge Report.

"After a brief spike in interest, the mainstream media coverage of GOP candidate Ron Paul is back to nearly nothing, according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. This week, less than 5 percent of all campaign stories focused on Paul, the lowest point since Dec. 11. when strong performances in Iowa and New Hampshire helped stoke some interest. Over the same period, Paul's performance in the polls has only improved, going from the single digits to 12.7 percent, putting him nearly even with Rick Santorum, in the current RealClearPolitics average."

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/01/ron-paul-med...

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“If you tell a lie big enough

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels

Since I'm the "new guy "

Since I'm the "new guy" I must have violated some "double top secret" protocol by posting the Drudge linked story to this, a few hours before you did.
I can't wait until I've been here long enough that you big boys let me play too!
( sarcasm and self pity off )

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington

I have an idea ...

How about we set up the Ron Paul Revolutionary Army, where we get people to join a BIG group so that any time we need to throw big money at the doc, he's got the cash in 24-48 hours.

I don't know how many true liberty lovers are out there, but just as an example, if we had 100,000 people pledged to give $10 every time there was a "call to arms," that would be $1 million raised overnight.

We might do it 40 or 50 times during the course of 2012.

Of course, if we can't get 100,000 then 50,000 would have to give $20 each time, or 10,000 would have to give $100 each time and there might be issues of some people having a hard time doing that multiple times or bumping up against campaign limits, etc.

How many people do you guys think could realistically be found to join something like this?

Let us do another money bomb

The money from Addelson puts Newt up, we need to put Ron up on top with more donations, we have more vids on YouTube than all the other candidates 5 times over, so that means we have support. I am going to donate now to Paul....

Oh Wait....

Back to the newsletters again! So tired- if only the media would have done 1/5th of the research into Barack Obama that they do to Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, even Herman Cain. They basically just read his stupid autobiography and repeated it as gospel! But for Ron Paul, you would think these damn newsletters were the man's entire life!

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"Terrorism is the war of the poor, while war is the terrorism of

GOP nominee vs Obama

Just saw a graph on Fox News where RCP has polled the GOP candidates vs the President. Gingrich 39% - Obama 51%, Santorum 40% - Obama 50%, Romney 44% - Obama 48%, and for Dr. Paul ------ crickets! Nothin' not even a mention that he's running. If you go to the RCP poll site, Don't hurt your eyes looking for him there either.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/

Newt Gingrich has hijacked Paul's its the media against me...

...shtick

this is the new meme the MSM are running with. that Newt is the people's candidate not the media's, but they still give him blanket coverage. this is a dangerous new development in the marginalisation of Ron Paul.

i've noticed callers now calling C-SPAN and complaining about the media's treatment of Newt Gingrich and how its not up to them to choose the candidate. i've even heard Gingrich supporters talking about "waking up". thats the domain of Ron Paul supporters, not establishment candidates who pretend they're for the people by the people.

http://www.noagendashow.com/

the 'media assassins'

...

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"Give me Liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry

FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?

Do any of you care about your freedoms, this will eventually hit all of you as well.

When the money system finally fails, and the only way your will buy, sale or trade is with a chip implant (666)

When your children are killed in useless wars.

When unemployment reaches into the 30% + arena.

Then you can all look in the mirror and know you played the biggest part of this GREAT DECEPTION.

Non of you are immune to what is coming. NONE OF YOU.

But I am sure you will be the first to cry foul....

Its coming and there is no stopping it with the current bunch of crooks.

RON PAUL is the right choice for America.

make them listen

They only thing that will make them listen will be Ron Paul taking delegates in the upcoming caucus states.

Each of us must be working to become a delegate.

Here are some more

Here are some more interesting stats from Pew:

http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2010/Jun/How-Media-...

These are stats for 2010, but it's pretty safe to assume the trends they show are only accelerating. Facebook isn't even mentioned as an important factor yet.

The media may be trying to do a black out, but the simple fact is that it has never been easier for normal people to put issues on the news-agenda.

aren't their some government

aren't their some government force regulations about equal time or is that interviews and advertising?

Beck is ignoring him too at

Beck is ignoring him too at least if the first half hour of his show is any indication. He was promoting Little Ricky ignoring the fact, of course, the Little Ricky defends the Fed and voted for the Prescription Drugs boondogle, etc.

If Ron were a sellout to our Constitution...

he would get more praises (or less condemnation) from his foreign policy/military policy differences. Beck stopped short of specifically saying Ron was "wrong" but said the others were "right" on Israel. We all know Beck has been very critical of Ron's policy but WHO IS THE ONE STILL LEARNING? Beck then ripped Gingrich and Romney for being progressives so he is exposing them as charlatans. Santorum has not escaped Beck's criticism either.
What I see this coming to is the decision of the voters putting America and Americans above the interests of others. The one thing that the insiders hate more than anything else is the slogan "America First!"
We MUST focus our efforts to those who still need to see the light. Never let their false flags, propaganda, attacks on Ron, election vote totals or anything dissuade us from educating others by any honorable means! We are winning converts by the hundreds every day and eventually by thousands every day.
Our sole challenge is education. I will not fall into the trap of focusing on "Israel". That's a wall that has few hand holds to climb in the fear dominated mind. I defend our sovereignty to make our own best interest decisions as I do Israel’s but I stand on the powers specifically delegated in our supreme law.
So, start with getting others to read The Law by Bastiat.
http://www.fee.org/pdf/books/The_Law.pdf
The Law is the one book that Ron Paul wants citizens to read!!!!!!!!! Ed Griffin has even done an audio read on Youtube!
This will do more to restore our nation than pumping 9/11 or “birther” or AIPAC! I am not a radical and refuse to be painted as one.
We must reach our neighbors who are active voters, others don't matter! Tackle your community, post to non-Paul sites, encourage a reasoned dialogue and then get them to vote for Ron in their primary. That's it!
My experience is that it takes about 1 year to raise up an enlightened mind to the level that it is sufficiently inoculated against collectivism. Onward my friends!!!

O U R P L A N = R O N P U A L (Coinsidence? I think not.)

getting others to read The Law

A teen in my family bought 70 copies and keeps several in the car to give away to good prospects. She has given The Law to dental assistants, store clerks, and an electrician. Her brother's boss bought 4 copies, saying, "This is worth it!

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I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do!
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The media elites ignoring him...

...and their outdated, outmoded form of communication...is their last gasp at trying to quell this r3volution.

You can't stop good ideas whose time has come...especially when they are being carried forward by the next generations.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Get others to read The Law!

We are winning converts by the hundreds every day and eventually by thousands every day.
Our sole challenge is education. We have to conquer the fear dominated mind.
So, start with getting others to read The Law by Bastiat.
http://www.fee.org/pdf/books/The_Law.pdf
The Law is the one book that Ron Paul wants citizens to read!!!!!!!!! Ed Griffin has even done an audio read on Youtube!
I am not a radical and refuse to be painted as one.
We must reach our neighbors who are active voters, others don't matter! Tackle your community, post to non-Paul sites, encourage a reasoned dialogue and then get them to vote for Ron in their primary. That's it!
My experience is that it takes about 1 year to raise up an enlightened mind to the level that it is sufficiently inoculated against collectivism. Onward my friends!!!

O U R P L A N = R O N P U A L (Coinsidence? I think not.)

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Ed Griffins's Youtube on the Fed helped convert me...

to Dr. Paul's ideas.

New to this in the past 3 months...but I am loving it.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

The media ignores him because he's boring

He's steady and always consistent and that results in "nothing new to report here"

I actually think its an asset and another reason he would be a great president, but unfortunately that doesn't bring ratings or readers.

I think this is currently the biggest challenge facing our revolution and as I see it we have 2 choices.

1) Continue to pout about the lack of coverage and bitch about it for the next 4 years online where the masses won't see it.

2) Take positive action to get in the news and change this.

POSITIVE action does not mean emailing nasty letters or removing reporters from your campaign who you don't like. It means that Jesse Benton's first 4 calls every morning should be to NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX. He should be positive and persistent always asking how Ron or his team can play a role in their shows that day. Create relationships and friendships with the executives there and the hosts of the shows. Even those he disagrees with.

Essentially he should apply Ron's foreign policy views in dealing with the media. Rather than fight them and invite their blowback, befriend them and win their backing.

Like them or not, we can't reach the masses without them.

Jesse Benton would be wasting his breath.

Not that it would hurt anything so I guess he should try.
Anyone who has followed both of Ron Paul's presidential campaigns knows that he is not ignored because he is boring. His supporters have also been marginalized, ignored, and generally misrepresented. And THEY have definitely been anything but boring. In fact, Ron Paul's "radical ideas" are the only interesting counterpoint to a string of indistinguishable candidates from BOTH parties going back DECADES. No the reasons for the blackout are far more sinister than you would like to admit.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

When the Iowa Hawks

hit the grid iron before kick off, they always play AC/DC "Back in Black".

needs to be Dr. Paul's theme song....

This revelation alone

should be BIG NEWS and should fuel people's interest even more (thanks for the article John Hudson / Atlantic Wire).

Interesting that the Internet is under threat of global censorship as of late.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Could this be why?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sizKfx7Mo_4 titled "This Veteran Psy Ops Officer Supports Ron Paul"

This is the only campaign news that matters.

The systematic destruction of Ron Paul's 2012 campaign (the article makes it clear that this goes beyond a mere media "blackout") is the most important story of the 2012 presidential campaign.

All the rest is mere theater.
Obama, Gingrich, Romney, Santorum... it doesn't matter to the conspiracy which of these sock puppets becomes the next president of the United States.

I hear that Ron Paul did well in the debate last night. At least that is what people on DailyPaul are writing.
But listening to NPR this morning, I would not have known that.

I would not even have known that Ron Paul was still in the race.

All that was reported was the bickering between the "front runners" Romney and Gingrich and Rick Santorum rising above the fray to criticize them for not "sticking to the issues".

Period.

End of story.

Most Americans don't watch the debates. Actually most American VOTERS don't watch the debates. In fact most American voters don't even VOTE.

They rely on the MSM to tell them who "won" and provide them with the soundbites to explain why.

Until the people become aware of this faux political system, no candidate like Ron Paul will ever stand a chance.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

It's one thing to ignore, it's another entirely to tank.

Was watching Chuck Turd this morning on the MessNBC as he discusses last night's debate and it was just despicable. I completely understand that the majority of coverage will go to the those with the best numbers. But while recapping, they put up a graphic with pictures of Romney, Gingrich and Santorum. I don't go nearly as apecrazy as some of my fellow Paul types over the obvious bias, but Paul finally skewering Gingrich over the 90's balanced budget myth was definitely newsworthy. But listening to and watching Chuck, you'd never know there were actually 4 people on that stage. A pattern is definitely emerging. In the final and important days before primaries or caucuses the media is completely shutting down any and all Paul coverage they can while giving lots of time to the Gingrich and Santorum knowing full well neither can get the nod.

I was listening to the only radio station that had the debate on

while driving, and was astounded that the MC's were openly, unabashedly using Ron's time to discuss what the other three candidates were saying. It wasn't incidental - this happened over and over to my dismay. Eventually had to turn it off altogether.

Got me my RP replay at home thanks to DP!! The Doc looked good tonight, seemed confident and at ease. Too bad he's talking to sleepers with ears full of cotton.

Then again, he got through to me, so maybe there's hope.

i know we all feel left out

i know we all feel left out but we are already awaken and once youve found out what the media intentions are there is no way of getting back. thank you for sharing you experience to DP at least before the lone voice was only aron Paul way back in the 70s and 80s and even 90s. Man I tell you Ron Paul has endured so many BS in media. Its only now that the fight is going mainstream all because we are dead focus on revealing the MSM intention. Even Foxs Cavuto I thought was a different mold from the rest but I was dead wrong they are all the same. Never trust the private media Its loyalty will always be in question. Open Media is the way to go. Ron Paul 2012.

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

wow, now that's outrageous!

i would assume the station owner must be some kind of elitist, and that these people think they have a duty to protect their listeners from "Ron Paul's neoliberal reeducation campaign" (as Jeffrey Lord promotes).

You should put out the station/host names, so we can all bombard them with emails, and get a explanation for this garbage!

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Newsflash to Drudge

The media blackout on Ron Paul has always been on.

good website showing media bias

I wish there was a professional-looking, easy-to-navigate website clearly showing the media bias. Especially things like number of mentions on air, after debate, questions during debate. All compared to polling strength. It's not that easy to convince people, as-is. May even backfire if they see you as "conspiracy theorist".

http://j.mp/whyPaul <= my RonPaul-promotion site / on twitter: @m_x_t_u
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