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This is outrageous! I googled Ron Paul and CISPA and this huge article came up (with an unflattering photo) that gives the false impression that Ron Paul is for the bill. At the end of the article in tiny letters, they say they "regret" a previous error.

Don't you think their retraction needs to be as big as their headline? Please let them hear from you. Don't worry about giving it too many hits, it's already at the top. This bill is obviously hugely unpopular and they are trying to associate Ron Paul with it. I'm just so tired of all the manipulation...


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Vote me down if you must, but

Vote me down if you must, but if Ron Paul really supported CERTAIN AMENDMENTS (key: I'm not saying he supports CISPA as OP implies the article writer did) then they aren't doing anything wrong by reporting it.

It looks like if the amendments to CISPA are added, it would completely remove the reason for the outrage the bill has caused. Specifically the reason being privacy concerns.

If Paul supported the amendments, then I support them too. As usual, because of his corrupt fellow-politicians the bill will be pushed through, but Dr. Paul is smart enough to find a work-a-round to completely handicap the bill making it useless for the purposes they wish to use it for.

The only misleading bit in the article is the title, IMO.

I would love to have a screenshot of it

before it was deleted

The article is still up

And the title is still the same.

And tonight on Facebook I saw someone say "Yeah, well your guy gave CISPA a boost."

These 'journalists' make me sick.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Yes, that's what we thought might happen-

Most people have limited time and will just look at the misleading headline, and draw the wrong conclusion. Also, have you noticed the uncharacteristic photographs the media likes to use of Ron Paul? He has such a nice disposition, but they try to use photos that make him look grouchy. But, dear Betty, your letter was magnificent! I wish I could write like that. You did what you could, you did it well, and that is all that is required of any of us.


I received a reply to my email

ou have some nerve putting up a crap article like this! http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/new-cispa-amend...

With a tiny little 'retraction' at the end. You've stooped to the level of dirty, slimy propagandists. Shame on you disgusting yellow journalists!

From Josh Marshall

Betty, it looks like there was an error in the original piece which we corrected. And this makes us insane yellow journalist cretins? Are you having a bad day?

Back at 'em:

No, I was having a fine day until I saw your article, thanks for asking.

You may have corrected some error within the article, as you say, but the article's headline is still just as big and blazing as ever. You didn't correct that. It's wrong, it's misleading, it's damaging, and yes - that makes you yellow journalist cretins (your word, not mine) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism

Your folks must be proud.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

author's email.


-quiet engineer

Excellent Work!

Just what we needed. Can't thank you enough. Ron has to put up with a lot from the media, but he also has inspired the best and most devoted supporters. You all amaze me everyday with all of your talents.


Journalism is a floundering

Journalism is a floundering industry.

What in the world

have Flounder ever done to warrant association with such unsavory characters as journalists? Even smothered in Hollandaise, I wouldn't so much as kiss a journalist on the cheek. ; )

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα


should not even click on it, That just gives it more hits.

It's already at the top or

I would agree with you.


This Needs Some Help

I'm not connected to a social network or they would have heard from me already. But, you young people know what to do!


You Guys Are the Best!

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Please keep it up until they do something. Ron shouldn't have to take this along with everything else. They need to change the title and the retraction needs to be more visible.