How the U.S. Media Has Had a Big Hand in Helping Ron Paul Win the Republican NominationSubmitted by CitizenX on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 07:44
How the U.S. Media Has Had a Big Hand in Helping Ron Paul Win the Republican Nomination
A political editorial By Bryan Rusch
May 7th, 2012
It would seem absurd to think that the corporate free press in America is actually helping Ron Paul in his bid to become the Republican nominee doesn’t it? Well, not really. In fact, the news pundits and political analysts have actually done more harm than good to their latest “presumptive” nominee, “Willard (Mitt) Romney” than they have to the other last man standing in the Republican race, Ron Paul.
The cadre of established press corps in the United States may soon become the collective press corpse, unless they take drastic action to change course in the way they report the facts in this primary race. Of course it is now a damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario for the establishment press. The question now is which course will they take?
So how has the U.S. media energized an irate, tireless, minority that is the Ron Paul phenomenon, or should I say, Revolution? First, they insult them, then belittle them, then try to ignore them, and then fight them, even if it means the establishment press’ peril of becoming completely irrelevant.
We'll skip over the 2008 nominating experience of the Ron Paul phenomenon and jump right into the pattern of the 2012 nominating experience. The pattern has been almost exactly the same, except this time Ron Paul is running further down the nominating path, and the old model of dismissing Ron Paul is yielding some very interesting, unintended consequences for the powers-that-be. It is my feeling this will result in a completely different outcome for the Republican nominee.
Before this horse race even started in earnest, the news analysts and professional political pundits all declared in unison that Ron Paul was the “can’t win” candidate. I’m quite certain the initiated within the Ron Paul Revolution, and even the uninitiated, all heard and remember this talking point by the ordained opinionaires. They authoritatively proclaimed in unison that, “He can’t win”. And if you are a Ron Paul fan, then you need to thank the Lord they did proclaim that talking point proudly, loudly, and often! Because the initiated in the Ron Paul Revolution, if they realized it or not, and I don’t think they did to a large extent, subconsciously were hearing the rest of the sentence from the clarion choir of chief news readers, moneymakers, and changers as, “HE CAN’T WIN…, because if he does, we will be out of business!” Who will be out of business? The ones demanding that “He can’t win!” This talking point was in fact a desperate cry from the establishment machine; for the people not to reach for the Ron Paul cord, and yank their lifeline, and hurl them into dying a humiliating death. They may have just as well been desperately pleading every second… “Please God, may the rocks fall upon us and hide us from the face of Ron Paul’s coming!" The moneymakers and changers who depend upon the machine’s lifeline of the Federal Reserve to provide them with the enormous benefit of cheap money first, the lobbyists who get their hands greased by corporations to maintain the status quo, the politicians who make money on both sides of the deal; and the well-funded news makers whose provisions come from those listed prior, who are steadily fed the “news” straight from the White House without objection; or a shred of introspection for that matter, would be lost for good! I would bet that the irate minority whenever they heard, “Ron Paul can’t win” whether from parroting neocons, or a self proclaimed politically astute stooge, largely took that muse, or should I say ruse, as a direct challenge to their ego and their dedication to their world view on what they consider to be the absolute honest truth. What the Paul follower may have been missing is that this mantra of, “He can’t win” was actually a tremendous compliment coming from their adversaries and a validation to their movement [i.e. “revolution”]. After all, the corporate media still, to this day, does not understand the mentality of the Ron Paul collective mind.
Okay, so we have gotten by the primary insult of “He can’t win!” Let’s move on to the belittling, shall we? The debates. In 2008, debate moderators went out of their way to belittle Ron when they had the chance. Again, all this did was infuriate the already irate minority that was the Ron Paul die-hards. What did this belittling accomplish? Not what you would expect. It accomplished complete determination and focus in the Paulite’s inner being, and it carried right on through to the 2012 election process. Where in 2012, I have to say, the belittling was somewhat less, and the respect level rose an inch or two for Dr. Paul. But the game plan of the establishment machine that was being played during the earliest of debates, and underway during the campaign, is still very much in play to this day. What is it? The ignoring. If you watch any television news, you know Ron Paul does not exist, is no longer a candidate in the race, and the “presumptive” Republican nominee is Mitt Romney. I don’t have to tell you what happens when we “assume”, but what happens when we “presume”? Is it an assumption that Mitt is the Republican nominee? No, according to the news professionals it is a presumption. In other words, the dominant establishment media is making themselves asses ahead of time. And once again, we thank the Lord that we aren’t part of the group running headlong into the “ass” category. Because anyone with any mental fortitude does not get their news solely from the dinosaur media, which is on the way to becoming extinct, as the oxygen of reality leaves the broadcasting room. Is the latest attempt at Internet censorship going to stop the suffocation of the mainstream media dominance? Not if the Paul contingency has anything to say, because they are pioneers in raising the bar of media know-how!
So where are we now? We are at the fight stage. Mahatma Gandhi boiled peaceful resistance down to this, “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” Guess where we are now? The Republican Neocon Party is fighting the Paul contingency in the delegate process, where the real votes count, and guess what? The neocontigency is consistently losing that fight! And as you would expect, the media has been ignoring that little story for a while now. But the cracks in their iron curtain of non-information and disinformation are beginning to resemble holes, and the people are peeking in through those holes to see what else they may be missing. The media has no choice now but to admit they are either incompetent or apologize for their censorship and the disinformation they emanate. There really is no other choice for them at this point, because the Revolution stops for no one; the finish line is on the horizon, and now we know… He Can Win!
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