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How the U.S. Media Has Had a Big Hand in Helping Ron Paul Win the Republican Nomination

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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It's good to be back. I will contribute more articles in the future.

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the media will not change

i bet none of us thought they couldve ignored Ron Paul as long as they have. its not going to change, let it motivate the irate tireless minority to keep spreading the brushfires of liberty...i know the lamestream media has been a huge motivator for me....

It's not going to change...

Ummm... a little premature don't you think? Look what happened a day later after this article. Media explosion reporting on Ron Paul's delegates. Visit my facebook page or the front page of Daily Paul for more MSM reporting stories.

Thank you for all the fans who notified me that they sent this article to news outlets yesterday.

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Divine Providence

I have believed that if God was behind Ron Paul, He would make it evident with small miracles and against-all-odds type situations to reveal his involvement.

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Bump

Bump

We are crushing the establishment.

Media Lies Only Help Ron Paul's Chances

Some points to consider >>
http://www.dailypaul.com/232209/media-lying-about-ron-pauls-...

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Ive been saying this for years...

And Ive been PRAYING for this to happen and IT IS. There is power in prayer..and all the lies and deceit that the MSM has spewed out there was only fuel for the fire for the flames of the R3VOLUTION! I hope it continues right up until TAMPA..they can only keep their fingers in the holes of the dike for so long..they have run out of fingers!!

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Keep Praying

God is listening... and if He is not, then He ought to be.

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Congressman Ron Paul's book

Congressman Ron Paul's book END THE FED and The Creature from Jekyll Island by G.Edward Griffin should make it clear the disasters that the Federal Reserve has created.i am afraid million of Americans will never get it. The reason are pointed out in Judge Andrew P.Napolitano's book A NATION of SHEEP.Maybe doing their own research, reading and critical thinking are beyond the scope of millions of Americans today.It certainly appeared to be that way in Nov.2008.

Bob Marshall

LSM Is Essentially Beating Themselves With Their Own Sticks

To keep saying he still has a slim chance or to say it's over, ignoring Dr. Paul, and lying or just selectively reporting the facts to give a different impression about the real state of events happening with the campaigns & the race and especially not covering Dr. Paul's rallies which on average get showings of 3,ooo to 6,000 people(this is the big kicker for people when they find out the truth since everyone knows MITT REALLY ISN'T IT...LOL when he can't get more than a hundred people at his events and they have to put the cameras on him close with surrounding people so no one sees how empty the room is actually)... This just riles up the troops and gets more people off their couches because we all BELIEVE he can still win if we just STEP IT UP!!! Too many people still aren't participating, this gets as many people ON THE BALL as possible. I made it a point to walk my precinct and talk to my neighbors before our Feb4th caucus and most of my neighbors said they really liked what Dr. Paul had to say but they didn't think he could win due to what the media was saying and so they were either going to vote for Bombney or just stay home... But because we have such enthusiastic supporters, we keep gaining momentum, we keep bringing more people into the movement each day... Everyone knows they have a responsibility to spread the message of the Ron Paul Liberty Movement to anyone who will listen as often as possible. Each of us has the goal to help wake up at least one person each day. In these efforts, our numbers keep growing consistently as the media keeps trying to shut us out. Actually the LSM is screwed either way... If they say he's gaining momentum, people get extremely excited but might not do as much to further the campaigns chances. Then you have those that outright get so excited it just BLOWS UP... Or the LSM says his chances are still slim, that gets people even more enraged and more determined to FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT. Either way, WE WIN!!! One thing they are figuring they can't get away with is ignoring Dr. Paul and our movement because evidently it only causes the crowds to get larger at phenomenal rates!!! I think unfortunately for them they've basically dug themselves into a giant hole and are realizing the only way for them to climb out is by using the ROPE OF TRUTH!!! Otherwise their ratings will just continue to DUMP IN THE TOILET as people continue to cancel their cable and satellite TV while turning to the internet to not only find out the truth about WHAT's REALLY GOING ON with the Ron Paul Campaign but also in the process, people are discovering the rest of the big can of worms about how the government has been lying to us by not reporting the truth when it comes to all of the other shenanigans they have been trying to keep out of public view... As Hillary Clinton said "We Are In An Information War, AND We(The Gov't) Are Losing This Battle..." DailyPaul.com ... NaturalNews.com ... Julian Assange ... Lew Rockwell ... David Icke ... Ben Swann ... Alex Jones PrisonPlanet.tv ... Infowars.com ... Thrivemovement.com etc... May the Truth Be With You...

-LibertyG ... 2 Corinthians 2:16-17 "To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade(for profit) but as those with sincerity...

I've coined a new phrase

"it's the Delegates Stupid!" Can it get traction? More here >> http://www.dailypaul.com/232233/its-the-delegates-stupid

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Also...

Let's not forget what a great assist MSM has provided in de-motivating the establishment voters. I suspect that if they were sounding the alarm full blast that Ron Paul was racking up enough delegates to put King Mitt's coronation at risk, you might see more of the lackeys actually show up to participate in delegate selection. The rock is the fact that they have to remind us that Paul is not electable, the hard place is the fact that patriots all across the country are ignoring them and making their voices heard while the rhinos believe them and stay home; right in between you will find the talking heads. It's time we thank them for once!

Unlearning and self-teaching since 2008. Thanks, Dr. Paul!

Disagree: The Media is not "helping"....


A lot of people that i know, don't even know what Ron Paul represents, or that he is even running for President. Low-Information voters base all their judgements and opinions (and their votes) on what the mainstream media says.

So if the mainstream media tells us the moon is green, it must be true. If the mainstream media tells us Iran is a "Military Threat", or that 19 guys with boxcutters were responsible for defeating Pentagon Security, and destroying New York City .. people then believe that, and act on that.

Looking at the other way: If Ron Paul had received equal and positive coverage from the outset, he probably would've been recognized by the masses as a formidable contender. He then probably would've won Iowa & New Hampshire by a landslide, and he would now be the "presumptive nominee".

I would rather have that scenario, then the current one....

The task now, is trying to scratch and crawl to deny Romney the majority of delegates. This is a hard thing, because where do we get 1144 NON-ROMNEY delegates to offset his total from? That's a lot of delegates, and there is an uphill climb here.

Let's hope it stays this way...

As you state and is worth reiterating.... "The rock is the fact that they have to remind us that Paul is not electable, the hard place is the fact that patriots all across the country are ignoring them and making their voices heard while the rhinos believe them and stay home;..."

Yes, stay home neocon, stay home. ;-)

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Would have been great if they cooperated from the beginning...

But people aren't fools (not all of them anyway) and they've noticed the INTENTIONAL Black-Out of Ron Paul. Sure they tried their usual "Attacks against character" very early on with ludicrous accusations of racism. But the 30-years-of-consistancy "Elephant in the room" was something they could not take down, so they just tried to pretend that Ron Paul didn't exist.

And all of that has served as a CLEAR display (and self-outing) of the MSM's Bias and support of its establishment. So now that RP is doing really well, better than even the most hard-core RP supporters could have imagined, the MSM is clearly ID'd as an establishment tool and people have begun to look to alternative online press for their information. And they're getting plenty of it.

This is classic of what happens during a time of awakening or paradigm shift—the old system fights back so hard that it further exposes its weaknesses and corrupted roots (even connections) in the establishment. The personal Ego goes through the same fight when confronted with new information and belief structures that differ from the conditioned status quo. Eventually the Ego loses and a new awareness is born within the individual.

Keep up the good fight. We've already won, "they" just need to give up.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I hope you are correct...

... that people (the average Joes) have in fact noticed the censorship of Ron Paul. Perhaps a man-on-the-street poll could clear that up rather quickly.

Two Simple questions:

Do you know who Ron Paul is? If the answer is yes, move on to the second question.

Do you believe the media is doing a good job reporting on his candidacy?

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That time could be better used elsewhere

You couldn't put enough "boots on the ground" to interview enough people to cause a big enough impact for "those people". Some people remain asleep because they just grip to the comfort of the familiar reality they live. They're too conditioned by the status quo that they don't even realize what's happening around them. Those who remain in the dark will have a much more difficult time for the coming shift in this reality. Some still think that government corruption is a myth! Yeah, even with all of the evidence right in their face. It's a very interesting human characteristic that has been exploited very successfully for hundreds, even thousands, of years. But that's over now and the establishment knows it. But their own establishment is all that they know, which is why they keep fighting harder and harder with new "laws" and "executive dis-orders". Their tiny egos feed on illusionary power that runs on our blind cooperation. But we are no longer blind. The light of truth has ignited the fires in our hearts and minds and all shadows of darkness must scatter.

I would hold up a sign saying, "Why is the Media pretending Ron Paul doesn't exist?" A very clear argument could be made when reviewing what the MSM feeds on. They'll talk about such "real" dangerous things like car chases, kids getting shot for wearing hoodies, presidents having "Non-sexual relations" with interns so why the UN-CHARACTERISTIC silence on THIS supposed "Crazy Nut"???

MSM Slogan: "If You Have Nothing Bad To Say, Say Nothing At All."

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Spot on !!!

Spot on as usual DP!!!! keep pressing!!!!! look for more from libertylovefest.com for events this summer for New England
!! love you guys!!! in Liberty!!!

Lets not forget the future of the Grand ol Party!

Whether Ron Paul wins or not we have taken giant steps in taking over the GOP, one state at a time. This in it's self is a huge reward of my contribution dollars.

Ron Paul winning the White House needs to remain our main goal but we need to acknowledge the small winnings as we go along.

We also need to stick it to the media and GOP when ever possible, should have had a vote on unbinding the delegates in Nevada. This was a great missed opportunity. The RNC was bluffing when they said they would lock out the Nevada delegation.

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I agree/sort of

By ignoring Paul and saying the race is over, the MSM is basically encouraging Romney supporters to ignore the delegate process. This has allowed RP to collect enough to get a nomination in August.

However, I believe that if RP had gotten a fair shake from Day 1, we'd win this election in a landslide.

This is what I have already commented on a couple of days ago..

It seems the Romulan forces believe that their man is going to be the GOP nominee, without any added effort to gather more delegates at these state conventions why should they participate in the delegate process. Right?

What they fail to understand is the primary process is not entirely the end all or be all. You still need to get delegates for each state to be slated and voting at the GOP convention. This is where the Romney camp has failed. They got cockey thinking Ron Paul forces would just stay home and b#tch about the election fraud or lack of media attention.

WRONG!!

The Paul forces are totally engaged in maximum campaign mode until the bloody end. We understand the significance of winning the presidency. Our republic is in horrible condition and neither Romney or Obama can change things for the better. We know that Ron Paul has the right ideas to reverse course.

Lastly, Ron Paul was never going to get a fair shake. The only thing that has saved the Paul 2012 campaign is the delegate process and that can not be messed with in full view of the convention attendees...

and that's the rub

Each of you is correct.

The original post is correct and your response is correct.

It's something we'll never be able to "prove".

Can't prove what never was.

IF Mainstream Media had reported consistently and accurately from the time of the January Iowa caucus that in fact there is no winner AND Ron Paul supporters absolutely swamped everyone else combined?

That would have been very different.

So you are correct...sadly we are where we are, not where we might have been.

Subjective

Would the Ron Paul contingent worked as hard or harder, donated, if they had praise from the media and the momentum? I can't answer that question. Would the votes shpw up at the straw polls? Would they have shown up in the delegate process? If they did not because of momentum, would the RNC have pulled the famous Lucy football trick as Charlie Brown approached the convention and picked the Romney loyalist delegates instead of Paul ones?

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He Can't Win!

"... and God himself could not sink this ship."

The Titanic then says... Blub, blub, blub.

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NOW THATS FUNNY...

I dont care who you are thats funny! ROMBLUBBLUBBLUBAMA IS THE SINKING SHIP!! ROTFLMAO! The Ron Paul R3VOLUTION BARGE IS RIDING HIGH!!

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Please keep saying

HE CAN"T WIN!

... and We'll say... "It's the Delegates Stupid!"
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180?

I will LOL forever when the Obama campaign has to do a 180 after spending all their time and money on Romney? Keep the momentum going... time to donate some more money. This time, I am going to buy the Super Brochure and pass it out throughout my neighborhood. Gary Johnson is from New Mexico, so we have been there before. Johnson(R) had a $3B budget and Richardson(D) ran it up to $6B in one term. Martinez(R) has it down to $5B and trying to get rid of those illegal drivers licenses (thanks to Richardson).

Ron Paul 2012; Rand Paul 2016

thank you

I love this article! Very well-written and right on. Thank you!

a very good read

thank your for this....now let's get back to recruiting new delegates to reclaim this party.

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"

I'd rather get

my news from a funny young man with a cellphone strapped to a Swiffer Sweeper than suffer the likes of O'Reilly, Hannity, & Baier.

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