Media Reports Paul Won Five States Needed for Nomination, Romney Breaks Rules to Deny Speaking SlotSubmitted by James_Madison_Lives on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:35
Here's the research to hit people in the face with. Case closed.
Note: article revised 8/8/2012. Washington makes it six.
Continuing the bizarre shadow dance with reality, the major media has reported that Ron Paul has indeed won the five state minimum required to be on the ballot for nomination at the Republican Convention this month, even as it continues to imply the opposite. The latest parallel universe is the Nebraska story, in which "Ron Paul's Delegate Insurgency Ends." This is ABC News. That's right, ABC News:
"Nebraska could have given Paul the support of a plurality of delegates in five states; according to Republican National Committee rules, Paul would have been officially eligible as a candidate for the nomination at the Tampa convention. Organizers would be required to grant Paul’s faction up to 15 minutes for a nominating speech."
But the media forgot its own reporting. Ron Paul has already won six states, and maybe more: Nevada, Maine, Minnesota, Louisiana, Iowa, and Washington.
Washington Post: "Ron Paul wins majority of Nevada delegates":
"Thanks to organized Paul supporters, who have been working to increase their candidate’s support at state conventions around the country, 22 of the 25 Nevada delegates up for grabs will be Paul supporters."
Fox News: "Ron Paul wins 21 of 25 delegates elected in Iowa":.....