Letter to local news stationSubmitted by tolso222 on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 11:36
I got frustrated while watching election coverage the other day on my local news and expressed my frustration with their lack of coverage of Ron Paul. Here is what I wrote to them.
"Where is Ron Paul in your reporting? What I have seen on your "news" is completely biased reporting and it is sickening. One would conclude that Ron Paul has dropped out and Mitt Romney is guaranteed the nomination from your reporting, but that is far from the truth. I want to know what is the truth? Why are you guys not reporting on him? Just recently, it has been confirmed that he won Iowa, overwhelmingly won Minnesota (in delegates), and there are more to come. People will really start to question your reporting when he is on the ballot in November, and you have not talked about him in months!"
And today I got a response.
The reason we are not covering Ron Paul is twofold:
1) No one on a national level is covering Ron Paul at this point. It’s highly likely at this point Mitt Romney is going to win the Republican nomination, especially with Newt Gingrich dropping out this week and Rick Santorum dropping out several weeks ago.
2) Paul currently has the fewest delegates won at 79. That’s less than 1/10th of Mitt Romney’s 844. http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/delegates
I noticed you didn’t mention Rick Santorum. Should we still be covering him because he has the second most at 260?
I’m glad to have you as a viewer, but your accusations that we’re biased because we haven’t covered a candidate who hasn’t done anything newsworthy as of late is out of line. If we’re biased, then so is any other major or minor news outlet across the nation.
Please feel free to call or email me any time if you’d like to discuss this further.
715-365-8812 ext. 320