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Fox News: The Ron Paul Effect

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: The Ron Paul Effect
By James Rosen Published January 26, 2012

I begin typing this article with trepidation, knowing with certitude that anything short of fulsome and unqualified praise for Rep. Ron Paul, the GOP’s libertarian candidate in the presidential primaries, will provoke scores of angry emails and Tweets from Paul’s famously fervent supporters, all accusing me of harboring (elite media) bias against their blunt-talking and unassailable hero.

Happens every time.

But as the Republican Party approaches its fourth balloting contest of the 2012 cycle – the winner-take-all Florida primary, to be held Tuesday and award 50 prized delegates to the nominating convention this summer – it has become ever clearer that the 76-year-old Texan, now serving in his 12th term in the U.S. House, has had a palpable impact on the race.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/26/reporters-noteboo...



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Kinda tired of

these articles starting out with the "supporters will get me" rhetoric.

I would say to Mr. Rosen:
Perhaps if fair and balanced journalism was the rule of the day you would not be inundated with e-mails and tweets calling out your bias. I know you feel you should be allowed to write whatever twisted facts you feel would please your handlers, but as long as the Internet is open you will be called on it. Shocking that there are still people out there that think for themselves, huh?

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

that was... Not Bad

Could have been better, but... if the TV/radio coverage could be just this decent, we wouldn't have to throw snowballs at Hannity and hold sign-waves just to show the rest of the country that Ron's still there!!!

Instead, though, we get lies, censorship, and 100% doctored spin, almost all the time on every channel, interrupted very occasionally by a short bit with Doc or a surrogate. Then, it's straight back into the programming. Minds numbed. Attitudes molded.

Disgusting.

Yeah, this was an OK blog entry, but again, we don't need to tell the net. The net already knows.

PUT THE TRUTH ON THE AIR, chump.

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SteveMT's picture

For Fox News, this is exceptional.

While they tout Ron Paul with a positive story with words and even this video that probably aired just once, they generally ignore or attack him on-the-air. That is the hypocrisy of Fox News.

The thing they fail to realize

is that many if not most Paul supporters will not vote for any of the other candidates and will instead go for a third party candidate or not vote at all even if if does mean 4 more years of Obama

Except that we can win on a

Except that we can win on a 3rd party ticket.

Actually they all realize that Ron is the Kingmaker

He is the captain steering the ship. They have to talk about the topics and issues he has introduced to the debates, and no matter how much they try to ignore him, they cannot. His momentum, no matter how slow it develops, is like a rolling stone coming down the mountain. There is simply no way to stop it and his impact will grow and grow. Ron is by far the most intelligent person in this race, and is a tactical strategist with chess skills at the highest level. His campaign is going to change the course of humanity.

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SteveMT's picture

You're right. Just posted this comment over there:

A place at the convention? How about THE place of the Nominee of the Republican Party! Ron Paul will accept nothing less, and neither should we. We are republicans only because of Ron Paul. We will be gone if he is not the nominee. Believe it. There are no substitutes, nothing else that will be acceptable or tolerable, and there will be no voting for the lesser of two evils.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/26/reporters-noteboo...

Yep

Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.

I am a Republican because of Ronald Reagan

The only reason I still am is because of Ron Paul. Thought I would clarify that for you. Thanks

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