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Jesse Benton MSNBC Interview - March 11, 2012

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Ron's a busy guy

...that's why we had a Ron Paul supporter in the whitehouse tour measuring the drapes :-)

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

What they really don't

What these media types really don't understand is that when Ron Paul talks about "not wanting power," he's simply describing the presidency as it was envisioned by the founders, and as it ought to be.

That's what I wish Jesse Benton and others would impress upon these interviewers. I'd love to hear a response like this:

"Alex, don't you realize that in knocking Dr. Paul's indifference for power, you're advancing a certain assumption about the role of the presidency? I mean, this is the very debate Paul is trying to have in the first place: whether or not so much 'power' should be vested in the president and government.

"You're operating on an assumption that presidential candidates should naturally be ambitious power-seekers. By doing this, you're advancing a certain philosophical argument -- and worse, you're not even aware you're doing it. You're basically saying, 'A presidential candidate should be hungry for power, because the presidency is a powerful position.' That's called begging the question. We're asking you to reexamine your very premises."

I think it says a lot about

I think it says a lot about this people if they dont understand whats meant by this statement.

Politicians or mediapeople they all love to shine on camera and have the power to influence millions...

good, better, Paulaner (--> german beer)

Incidentally, you see these

Incidentally, you see these implicit premises about government forwarded by the media in countless other ways. It's even in simple stuff like the nature of poll questions, where people are asked to rate a president on his "job creation" or "handling of the economy" -- as if it's a given that these should be a president's tasks.

This is the sort of pernicious stuff that really entrenches certain ideas about the role of government. These premises get embedded into the narrative, which is why it's so damned hard to shine light on them, let alone wrench them back out.

Anyone who's interested in

Anyone who's interested in reading more about this topic should definitely check out Gene Healy, the libertarian scholar who literally wrote the book on this stuff.

I see that his book "The Cult of the Presidency" is now up for free reading here: http://www.cato.org/cult-of-the-presidency/

Kudos to Jesse

I don't know how he keeps his cool 'cause I'd like to strangle that lady with her lies about delegates and then the smug question about why Paul hasn't dropped out yet. These are not news reporters, they're paid actors. I don't know when the news stopped being news, but it isn't. It's nothing but propaganda meant to misinform, confuse, anger, and divide the people.


that's when a serious shift took place in news reporting in this country. Completely taken over by the government/power elite... became pure propaganda.

We Deal in Illusions man! None of it is true!


Amazing movie.

"Always vote your principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -John Quincy Adams.

'Network' - Fantastic, revealing, prescient...

Powerful movie, indeed. Howard Beale is an amazing character.

I imagine that everyone in the MSM is either required to study this movie, or is forbidden to do so. They're probably also trained to marginalize, discredit, and or belittle it if it is ever brought up in a conversation or interview. Or at the very least, told to laugh it off. You know, the way they handle any topic or person that is true, counter to 'the establishment-sanctioned narrative', or 'dangerous'.

A must see.

Final scene of "Being There" where Chance the gardener

the simpleton they call Chauncey, is touted as TPsTB next presidential candidate. This is Peter Seller's best movie and is quietly hilarious:




You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.

Great interview from Mr. Benton...

...just wish he'd have mentioned that we WON the Virgin Islands "beauty contest". Only so those mislead by the MSM would know that we can't marginalized.

Good job, Jesse.

Keep it up.

~Your perception becomes your reality~

Yes, he did excellent! Could

Yes, he did excellent! Could be the best interview I ever saw or heard. Got no negatives for that one. Right on!

The NDAA Seems to be Off Limits to MSM

The mentioning of the NDAA seems to be off limits for the MSM. The interview pretty much ends after Jessie talks about rolling back the NDAA and the Patriot Act.

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Also not talking about the Bill re Impeachment

Filed in both House and Senate... Read: infowars.com

"Fairly" important...re War Powers Act and Panetta's statement... AND obama's actions without Congressional approval.

Susie 4 Liberty

She asked the first question,

She asked the first question, Jesse answered it great, so she phrased the wording of it and asked it again for the second question...

Damn, Jesse's become a formidable presstitute foe!

Just like Dr. Paul, no matter what insult they throw at you, get your message and the facts In!!! Yeah!

"...we have to fight the MSM...!" is becoming a regular item to mention in interviews and they ignore it! Yeah...better not go there MSM!

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Wow! He nailed it!! Damn that

Wow! He nailed it!! Damn that was motivating!

Well done! We need more of

Well done! We need more of these out there. Where the man Mr. Wead?

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Excellent job, Jesse

Wow! I love how Jesse corrected the interviewer (twice) about why Dr. Paul continues to run if he "can't see himself in the White House". These people just don't understand that Dr. Paul is a very scarce noble man who has been doing what he does for more than 30 years for totally unselfish reasons. Evil people will never understand that, but we here at Daily Paul do!

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"

Something tells me

this woman is just as unlikable in her private life as she is in her professional life, she always comes off as someone people strive to avoid.

Great job by Jesse as he continues to prove his ability to get out what needs to be said in the short amount of time he is given.

Good job Jesse

The comment about Ron Paul imagining himself in the White House confused me -- is that in reference to a comment that Dr Paul made back in January (December?) or was she referring to a more recent incident? It seems beyond pointless to me.

old comment...

they're still rehashing the old comment. He probably should not have said it,but it is irrelevant anyway.


Very good job Jesse B You owned Alex

Very well done

Strong answers and a positive attitude to the normal rude and misleading questioning.