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Washington Times Bashes MSM For Treatment Of Ron Paul: "What Are They Afraid Of?"

by Tom Mullen | Washington Times

TAMPA, May 8, 2012 – It’s official. Ron Paul has won two states. He’s probably going to win more.

In response, most media outlets have chosen to ramp up their passive-aggressive attacks on Paul’s campaign.

Ever since he announced that he would seek the Republican nomination for president back in 2007, Ron Paul has been covered like no other major party candidate in U.S. history.

Let’s review:

During his previous campaign for the 2008 Republican nomination, the media largely pretended he wasn’t running at all. When he was covered, virtually every article or segment described him as a “gadfly” and his campaign as “quixotic.” Even before the first debate was held, we were assured at least twice in every news piece that Paul “had little chance of winning the nomination.”

At the start of this election cycle, the gadfly’s quixotic campaign was covered in much the same manner. Admittedly, the insinuations that Paul’s views were “fringe” or “crazy” had diminished. It’s hard to call someone crazy after all of his economic predictions come true and all of the predictions of his opponents prove wrong.

Nevertheless, the media covering the 2012 nomination race initially pretended that Paul didn’t exist, prompting Jon Stewart’s now classic lampoon. After Paul’s virtual tie in the Ames, Iowa straw poll, we were told that the new “top tier” Republican candidates were Rick Perry and Michelle Bachman.

Remember them? Perry dropped after failing to recover from forgetting the names of the federal departments he proposed to eliminate in a debate. Among Bachman’s finest moments was the New Hampshire speech in which she asserted that the American Revolutionary War broke out at Lexington and Concord in…New Hampshire.

Once the media could no longer ignore Ron Paul, we were once again assured that he had no chance to win the Republican nomination. When it appeared that he might win the Iowa caucuses, we were told that a Paul win would be meaningless. When he finished a close third in Iowa and second in New Hampshire, the media acknowledged that his performance was surprising but maintained that he still couldn’t win.

He was in better shape than Bill Clinton was at that point in 1992. Why didn’t Clinton get the same treatment?

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Tom Mullen is not MSM, this

Tom Mullen is not MSM, this is from WT Communities. The author is one of us... and a great writer.

GREAT !

I am thanking the author writing FACTS about Ron Paul !

Go Ron Paul 2012 !

Go Ron Paul 2012 !

This is the Best Article --

E - V - E - R !!!

The author's disclaimer paragraph (below) is second only to the Jon Stewart skit in which Stewart likens Ron Paul to the 13th floor of a hotel.

“Libertarian gadfly Ron Paul, who continues his quixotic campaign for the Republican nomination despite not having won a single state (even though he’s won two and counting), and who cannot, never could and never will be able to win the nomination, who has many supporters who believe in fringe conspiracy theories but have nevertheless ‘hijacked’ the Republican state conventions in several states by ‘exploiting’ arcane rules governing the delegate selection process, but who still has only secured 80 delegates to the RNC despite the fact that we just told you that number is grossly understated because the people reporting it don’t know about the arcane rules, today announced…”

Lol. . .lol. . .lol. Brilliant!

WT is MSM

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MSM

Main Stream Media

Too little, too late...

For this pot calling the kettle black.

Tom Mullen - Do You Know Who He Is?

Try going to the upper right of this page and type his name in the search bar. He's one of us.

It's nice that the Times printed his article--they must feel there's a market for it, but op-eds are not news, and Tom Mullen is not the newspaper editorial board.

The fact is, after last weekend, everyone will be scrambling to catch up and provide the curious public with more info on Ron Paul and the Revolution.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Love Tom Mullen, but

the title of this post is misleading (Washington Times Bashes MSM For Treatment Of Ron Paul). Tom is not from the Washington Times.

"This is the Communities at WashingtonTimes.com. Individual contributors are responsible for their content, which is not edited by The Washington Times."

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

What are "they" afraid of?

The truth

I thought he had won 11 states now and counting...

Other than that, this is a MUST READ ARTICLE regardless of whether it is official Washington Times or just an amateur community journalist who is better than any of their paid ones.

It does a great job detailing the flagrant media bias, which is why I advocate boycotting the consolidated corporate media (and their advertisers) until they get their act together.

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy. -Ron Paul 7/10/03

I Am With You

I have boycotted the MSM and all that is tied to them. I get my news from Alex Jones and Josh Tolley. I also buy my products from their vendors. By the way, they are great products and the news is even better.

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Do You know why?

Simply because they've been lying about it for more than 8 years and now the public got smarter to recognize that, they lost majority of their subscribers for this matter, but who gives a damn? Reporting is this country belongs to special interests as anything else, the free media is dead, now we created the new media, like Rev PAC, ronpaulflix infowars RT AlJazeera and so on so the people can see from different angle how things are, do You people think if the MSM tells You what NDAA means before it gets vote on it the people will whoop the congress with their own sh..., FREE MEDIA IS DEAD IN US, so we MUST CREATE THE NEW, do not Trust WT on any of that matter, all they trying to do to pretend now, to garner readers respect. All of them should be bankrupt, so we are the people to choose the true sources that project transparent and independent views.

The Washington Times 2for2 recently that is

Once again, another great article from the Washington Times. The MSM doesn't know how to spin this yet. They will figure it out keep fighting everyone, chins up. Spread the article everywhere you can. We are the only real solution to what is happening in this country.

Appreciate the article

I like the article and all, but all these positive stories are usually from the social, almost-anyone-can-get-an-article-here sections of the sites. This isn't an actual Washington Times article, it's a Washington Times "Community" article. Basically an editorial section. Same with the Huffington Post and other articles that get posted often.

I don't mean to be a downer and all, but I wonder what sort of exposure these sorts of articles really have.

I know what you mean, but...

I hope it sends a message when articles like this get to the top of the Daily Paul. If the Washington Times gets alot of hits on positive Paul articles, they may run more (or allow more people in the community section to publish more).

I'll drink to that.

I'll drink to that.

Saw this Comment under the Article

"One other thing that almost every news article is repeating almost as a mantra, that Ron Paul is only trying to get delegates to obtain a "prime speaking slot" at the convention and to have some say in the party platform. Almost as if to reassure themselves that Ron Paul only wants to give a speech to a bunch of people that they believe do not want to hear him and that he wants to change a platform which nobody even knows exists nor do they know what it says.

Ron Paul gives speeches to tens of thousands of people every week. There is no way that he is tirelessly campaigning and spending millions so that he can give a five minute speech in front of a bunch of neo-cons." --ELWAR

True

he is a true hero !

Go Ron Paul 2012 !

That would be the brief nomination acceptance speach!

What could be more "prime" than that?

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

duble post-oops

duble post-oops

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

only 2 states? I think it is

only 2 states? I think it is more then that.

As stated below.. Technically only two states

but he's set to walk away with as many as 11 when it's all said and done..

I just did a delegate count based on thereal2012delegatecount.com numbers and we need at least 290 of the remaining delegates if I'm not mistaken of the rest of the states to stop Rompulater. If we do well in Texas and California we could very well pull a first round stoppage and I believe we will.

If we actually have 30% of all of the other candidates delegate spots, unbound, continued taking of caucuses and get out the vote in the remaining states.. I believe we have him stopped.

Edit: He needs 61% of the remaining states delegates to close the deal.

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In Theory He has

NV and ME actually had their STATE Conventions which nominated the actual National delegates. All the other stories you've heard about Ron Paul dominating WA, IA, LA, OK, MA, MN, MO, etc were him winning the majority of Congressional delegates to each respective STATE Convention. The issue is these have not occurred yet. It is assumed that when these states actually hold their conventions that he will get the majority if not all the National delegates, since it is those State delegates who get to choose who go to Tampa.

Negative! Massachusetts does

Negative!
Massachusetts does not have a state convention, their delegates are Paul delegates and are going to tampa.

Thank you

Thanks for that explanation.

I tried Giving A Good Rating But Was Unsuccessful...

maybe others in here will start an account, and give Mr. Mullen a good rating for support?

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Thank you for the fine...

...words you use so well. Huge bless!

Arcane...good word defined and yes...the good news is...more and more of us feel that what is arcane and esoteric should be known by all as the Light of God was given for all of humanity, not just a few to gain power with.

The Adept say: The secret is, there are no secrets. Follow your Heart, for it Knows.

What we all have in common is we love our country, we love our people, we love our freedom, and we love our liberties. At this time in amazing history, there is still time to save it all and fix all the broken world things like the radiation fallout from fukushima that is being purposely let go for a slow kill off of the human race, and an end to all these profiteers wars that do no normal people in the world any good at all.

Do you think the Creator is not angry about all that? Or understand this, why are we getting so much spiritual help in exposing the corruptions and evil of this GOP and election system all together? Our all Seeing and Knowing God (no, not the eye thing) is on Ron Paul's side. Believe that or not, it is true. If you share a REAL intimate connection with your Higher Power, just ask within the heart communicator and see. It Knows. It is your truth detector.

What is aligned against the entire world is the wicked awful corruption of those who create the political sides and countries, then pit them against each other in WARS so after it is all over, they can capture and collate more and more power and control of the world. The long over time plan using the god-money has done well to create divisions and chaos among God's people. Wasn't there some historical figure that spoke to and acted out towards these same money changers?

And are we a House divided? By who, and who profits from the division of peoples and countries? Remember, we are all created equal to be one family, a Family of Man/Woman. No less, and no more. Equal. Over the course of history, this Knowledge has been lost and we have allowed ourselves to build spiritual fences between each other, as well as the physical ones.

Have you ever noticed that people are afraid to look at each other in a store or in many places you go? And that some will actually make extra efforts to NOT look at each other? Walk through your grocery store and watch to see how many folks greet your eyes (passages to the soul we are) with a smile and acknowledgement, and how many will not want to see you, or make an effort to not see you walk by.

Be observant of this and know it is a generational fear conditioning from the evil mis-informing MSM and Television Programing of humanity for so many years. Counter that fear by sharing smiling eyes more for truly, all humans inwardly want to be acknowledged. A hardy pat on the back physically for a young child while saying, I support you, I reinforce you, and I acknowledge you are doing a great job is the best spiritual food you can give freely.

THIS! IS THE KIND OF ENERGY WE NEED TO BE GIVING IN ABUNDANCE EVERY DAY TO REALLY CHANGE THE WORLD.

It is also known as sharing your unconditional love and comes in many forms...spiritually...and physically. Find the balance. (=)

Each human being is born equal to all others at first. What we become is what our environment raises us to be. Are you a weed, or a Rose? How about if we all get together as world-wide human beings and decide that wicked evil, corruption, lies, murder for profit, and world domination is not what we all want, and that freedom, truth, and liberty for all is the ONLY answer. We still have some time left to become One House...indivisible...and United for ALL!

Bottom line. EVERYONE KNOWS, what is right and wrong. The Law of Cycles includes the Law of Cause and Effect that mandates what goes around, comes around. Everything is Karmic in Nature. Or more conventionally explained, for every action, there is an equal and opposite re-action.

Follow your Heart.

CHOOSE Your Path wisely.

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Brilliant

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Is the Washington Times....still owned by...

The one-world religion gang of Reverend SUN MYUNG MOON & co. ?

http://www.realjournalism.net/times.htm

The guy our "Christian representatives" crowned in the Washington DC as with a white glove ceremony and crown in a pillow?

http://www.starsoverwashington.com/2008/09/sun-myung-moon-cr...