Article - Anderson Cooper Propaganda War Against Ron PaulSubmitted by attackapathy on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:58
It's quite shocking to watch the obvious media manipulation in their coverage of the 2012 Republican primaries. But what is clear is that they are very strongly delivering a false message meant to persuade the soft headed.
They led off with a new poll showing Romney losing badly against Obama. But they do not show poll results for any of the other candidates. They follow up with a poll showing that both Ginrich and Romney are becoming less likeable as time goes on. I believe the numbers were Obama 53%, Romney 42%. It is interesting because in the last Poll of Paul, Paul loses to Obama 46% to 49%, a 3% difference, much less than Romney's 11% difference. Yet they don't mention this or inform the public.
Then they go to a map and discuss the three upcoming primaries. Now its important here that they show the delegate count. The real delegate count is: Romney 88, Gingrich 32, Santorum 1, Paul 8 (according to wikipedia). In their list of candidates on the map, however, they show the order as follows: Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul. Now, these are not alphabetical order and clearly Romney being first shows this is an IMPLICT ranking from best to worst. By placing Paul LAST at the bottom they make a statement that he is in last place. Yet even in hotly contested Nevada, the most recent race, Paul came in second or third, beating Gingrich and Santorum or at the very least beating Santorum. Yet CNN is placing Santorum ahead of Paul. Why?
It gets worse. When bringing up the graphic of the Minnesota race, they make it clear that Gingrich will NOT be on the ballot there. "This opens up things for a win for Santorum" (same puffy reporter who refused to show Paul's truthfullness rating in the debate after show, I don't know his name). The reporter goes on and on to discuss Santorum and his chances of winning.