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RP received 0% MSM coverage according to journalism.org Jan 21 - Jan 27

0% !!!!!

Even Richardson received more MSM coverage last week!

Media Exposure by Candidate

Main Newsmaker

Barack Obama (D) 27.9%

Hillary Clinton (D) 22%

Bill Clinton 13.2 %

John McCain (R) 7.1 %

Rudy Giuliani (R) 7.1 %

Mitt Romney (R) 4.9 %

John Edwards (D) 3.9 %

Mike Huckabee (R) 1.2 %

Fred Thompson (R) 3.7 %

Dennis Kucinich (D) 2.4 %

Ron Paul (R) 0 %

Bill Richardson (D) .2%

http://www.journalism.org/node/9512

You should vist the web page to see a funny quote about the Clintons under the topic "Line of the Week".




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What does this mean?

Ok, you are mad at the media....no sh%$

Hose job of the century...right?

Show this to everyone.

And remember this.....WE ARE WINNING.

They are scared of us and our message and will DO EVERYTHING to prevent it from getting out....this is a blackout and there are thousands of reporters and editors WORLD WIDE WHO KNOW IT! I can only guess at how many of them are secretly behind us. Keep fighting. Stick with the doc.

Their efforts are FAILING!

The truth is a force of immeasurable power. Tell it to everyone every day.

T

Unify

Here's Something Of Interest (I think)

Vote RON PAUL 2008
________________
Hanging suspended from a bridge passing over the Interstate highway leading into Washington DC (I-270) there is a rectangular blue sign reading Vote RON PAUL 2008

-- Put there by a devoted loyal RP supporter, no doubt.

I just love seeing that knowing that 'thousands' see it each and everyday 24/7.

This media blackout of the man is criminal, however.

Vote RON PAUL 2008

I am glad for a website like this one.

I have not looked at it yet but I do know that since two days after NH, he has exactly 3 "interviews" on MSM including all 3 24 hour news channels...and that includes the one question interview from Geraldo.

Silent Protest at ABC HQ, FOX, MSNBC...with hundreds

with hundreds of Ron Paul supporters wearing duct tape over their mouths....with the word CENSOR.

Just standing there.

We really only need to pick 1 network....not FOX (been there done that)...but a MAJOR one like ABC news.....b/c all the media likes to eat their young, and they will all cover the story.

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

And 60,000 People still voted for Ron Paul In Flori--duh

Despite the media coverage - .... LOL

Let's pray RP gets MAINE and we can get a lot of moment for Feb 5th!!!

"Many of us agree that you and I have no right to use coercion against people who don't owe us anything. The same prohibition applies to groups of people who constitute the government. The reason is simple: unjust acts do not become just when legalized."

"Many of us agree that you and I have no right to use coercion against people who don't owe us anything. The same prohibition applies to groups of people who constitute the government. The reason is simple: unjust acts do not become just when legalized. "

It's funny almost all media attention has stopped after NH

there has been barely any interviews nothing just a few mentions of his name and his name have been left off of everything like he doesn't exist funny how the media controls the peoples vote

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

No mention of him on radio in my area anymore

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” Barry Goldwater

It's Not Just "MSM"

I've noticed Dr. Paul has also disappeared from PBS. They no longer even mention him on The News Hour and Washington Week no matter what happens. Early on at least they would mention him and snicker. Of course these PBS shows get much of their money from foundations like the Rockefeller Foundation. Maybe there is no connection and I'm imagening it. Oh my God, I'm a kook!

Rupert Murdoch should be

Rupert Murdoch should be severely beaten and shipped back to Australia to live his final days eating from a straw. I'm so disgusted by this man. I know it's not just his organization, but his company took it to radical new lows. I will never watch FOX TV again on principle and to hell with the rest of them too....

Save yourself, save your family... get rid of your TV!!!

As if there was any doubt-Media conspiracy against RP confirmed

From Lew Rockwell's blog

The Media Blackout Against Ron Paul
Posted by Lew Rockwell at 09:23 AM
A famous journalist (and wonderful writer) for a famous print publication calls a friend to say that "You would not believe the pressure all across the media not to write about Ron Paul, unless it is something quirky. I am ashamed to say my own editor is part of the blackout."

So much for those posts explaining lack of coverage by saying the campaign didn't put sufficient effort into courting media coverage. Even if the campaign had worked harder for coverage the zero percent it received last week plus Lew Rockwell's revelation exposes these media "journalists" as the slime they are. I'd like to choke it out of these journalists just who is instructing them to ignore Ron Paul - and work my way up the ladder that way to find the specific actors trying to deny Ron Paul a proper hearing. Any guesses who the ultimate culprits are?

marlow

marlow

You are limited to $2,300!

Rupert Murdoch is not.

From the SEC web page:

What Counts as a Contribution

Most people think of contributions as donations of money in the form of checks or currency. While these are common ways of making a contribution, anything of value given to influence a Federal election is considered a contribution. This section describes several forms of giving that are considered contributions under the Federal campaign law. All the contributions you make--whatever their form--count against your $108,200 biennial limit and your separate committee limits.

Donated Items and Services
The donation of office machines, furniture, supplies--anything of value--is an in-kind contribution. The value of the donated item (the usual and normal charge) counts against the contribution limits. A donation of services is also considered an in-kind contribution. For example, if you pay a consultant's fee or a printing bill for services provided to a campaign, you have made an in-kind contribution in the amount of the payment.

If you sell an item or service to a committee and ask the committee to pay less than the usual and normal charge, you have also made an in-kind contribution to the committee in the amount of the discount.

Under limited exceptions in the law, you may provide certain goods and services without making a contribution to the committee. These exceptions are volunteering, travel expenses and business services.

Fundraising Tickets and Items
Yet another way of making a contribution is to purchase a fundraising item or a ticket to a fundraiser. The full purchase price counts as a contribution. If you pay $100 for a ticket to a fundraising event like a dinner, you have made a $100 contribution (even though your meal may have cost the committee $30). Or, if you pay $15 for a T-shirt sold by a campaign, your contribution amounts to $15 (even though the T-shirt may have cost the committee $5).

Loans and Loan Endorsements
If you loan money to a candidate or political committee, you have made a contribution, even if you charge interest on the loan. The outstanding amount of the loan counts against the contribution limits. Loan repayments, therefore, decrease the amount of your contribution. Nevertheless, if your loan exceeds the limits, it is an illegal contribution, even if it is later repaid in full.

Endorsements and guarantees of bank loans are also considered contributions. Endorsers and guarantors are liable for equal portions of a loan unless the agreement states otherwise. You alone, therefore, may not endorse a $10,000 loan to a candidate committee. There must be four other individual endorsers so that each one is liable only for $2,300, the per-election limit. Repayments made on a loan reduce the amount of your liability and thus reduce the amount of your contribution.

Support Given to "Test the Waters"
You may wish to support a prospective candidate who is "testing the waters"--exploring the feasibility of becoming a candidate. Your total donations are limited to $2,300, just as if they were given to an actual candidate. If the individual who is testing the waters later becomes a candidate, the candidate's committee will report your donations as contributions.

Volunteering
Personal Services
An individual may help candidates and committees by volunteering personal services. For example, you may want to take part in a voter drive or offer your skills to a political committee. Your services are not considered contributions as long as you are not paid by anyone. (If your services are compensated by someone other than the committee itself, the payment is considered a contribution by that person to the committee.)

As a volunteer, you may spend unlimited money for normal living expenses.

Home Events
In volunteering your services, you may use your home for activities benefiting a candidate or political party without making a contribution. If you live in an apartment complex, you may use the recreation room; any small fee you pay is not considered a contribution. You may also use a church or community room, if the room is regularly made available for noncommercial purposes, without regard to political affiliation. Any nominal rental fee you pay is not considered a contribution.

You might want to hold a fundraising party or reception in your home, or in a church or community room. Your costs for invitations and for food and beverages served at the event are not considered contributions if they remain under certain limits. These expenses on behalf of a candidate are limited to $1,000 per election; expenses on behalf of a political party are limited to $2,000 per year. (A husband and wife may each spend up to the limit. Their combined limits would be: $2,000 per candidate, per election, and $4,000 per year for a political party.) Any amount spent in excess of the limits is a contribution to the candidate or party committee.4

Corporate/Union Facilities
If you are an employee, stockholder or member of a corporation or labor union, you may use the organization's facilities--for example, the phone--in connection with your volunteer activities, subject to the rules and practices of the organization. The activity, however, cannot prevent an employee from completing normal work; nor can it interfere with the organization's normal activity.

If your activity exceeds "incidental use" of the facilities--one hour a week or four hours a month--you must reimburse the corporation or union the normal rental charge within a commercially reasonable time. If you use the organization's equipment to produce campaign materials, you must reimburse the organization regardless of how much time you spend. Any reimbursement for your use of facilities is considered a contribution from you to the political committee that you are helping.

Travel Expenses
You may spend up to $1,000 per election for your travel on behalf of a candidate, and $2,000 per year for party-related travel, with-out making a contribution. (If you are reimbursed for your travel expenses by someone other than the committee, the payment is considered a contribution from that person to the committee.)

Business Services
Discounts on Food and Drink
If you are in the business of selling food and beverages, your business may offer a discount to candidates and party committees without making a contribution, even if your business is incorporated. The discount price must at least equal the cost of the items. The value of the discount--the difference between the normal charge and the amount paid by the committee--must, however, remain within certain limits. The limit for a discount to a candidate is $1,000 per election; the limit for a political party is $2,000 per year. Once the limits are exceeded, the excess amount is a contribution. An incorporated business may not exceed the limits since contributions from corporations are prohibited.

Legal and Accounting Services
Businesses, including corporations, may support candidates in yet another way. If the business employs individuals who perform legal or accounting services, the business may provide these services free to a political committee as long as certain qualifications are met:

First, the firm may provide services to a candidate committee or PAC only for the purpose of helping the committee comply with the Federal campaign finance law.
Second, services on behalf of a party committee may be provided for any purpose that does not directly further the election of a Federal candidate.
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Fourth, the recipient committee must report the value of the service (the amount paid by the employer).
Of course, when an individual personally volunteers legal or accounting services to a committee, the above restrictions do not apply.

Independent Expenditures
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You may, for example, pay for an advertisement in a newspaper or on the radio urging the public to vote for the candidate you want elected. Or you may produce and distribute posters or yard signs telling people not to vote for a candidate you oppose.

When making an independent expenditure, you must include a notice stating that you have paid for the communication and that it is not authorized by any candidate's committee. ("Paid for by John Doe and not authorized by any candidate's committee.") Additionally, once you spend more than $250 during a calendar year on independent expenditures with respect to a given election, you must file a report with the Federal Election Commission (either FEC Form 5 [PDF]), or a signed statement containing the same information).

Because this brief explanation does not cover all you need to know about independent expenditures, contact the Commission for more information.

Acting as a Group
If you and other individuals act together as a group to conduct activities to influence a Federal election, the group may become a "political committee." In general, a group that raises or spends over $1,000 per year to influence Federal elections must register, keep records on financial transactions and file reports on the committee's activities.

If you are interested in forming a group to participate in Federal elections and anticipate raising or spending more that $1,000 during a calendar year, you should write or phone the Commission and request materials to register the group as a political committee.

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Contributor Information
If you contribute more than $200 to a committee, the committee is required to use its best efforts to collect and publicly disclose on a financial report your name, address, occupation and employer, as well as the date and amount of your contribution. Committees sometimes request this information even for smaller contributions, since the $200 reporting threshold applies to your total contributions to one committee during a calendar year. For example, you may make several small contributions to a committee during a year. Once these contributions add up to over $200, the committee must report the contributor information.

Note that if you collect and forward contributions to a committee, you must transmit them within a specified period of time and must also provide the committee with certain information on the contributors. Additionally, you may have reporting obligations. For more details, contact the FEC.

Information Available to the Public
As a voter, you may be interested in learning how a particular candidate finances his or her campaign. Who is contributing? How much? Is the candidate using personal funds to finance the campaign? Does the committee have debts? Or you may want to know which candidates a party committee or PAC is supporting, and how much the committee is giving.

This information is available to the public in the campaign finance reports regularly filed by all political committees supporting Federal candidates. You may access these reports and other FEC campaign finance information on your home computer. The Commission's Public Records Office also keeps all reports on file and will send you copies of specific reports, upon request. You can also order computer printouts focused on the information you want. Call the toll-free number, 800-424-9530, or 202-694-1120.

Filing a Complaint
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The Commission sends a copy of the complaint to the respondents, who have the opportunity to explain why the Commission should not pursue the complaint (for example, because no violation occurred or because there were mitigating factors). The agency considers the views of both sides and may conduct an investigation to gather facts. Until the MUR is resolved, the Commission must keep all phases of the proceedings confidential, as required by law. After it makes a decision, the agency notifies the complainant and the respondents. The decision and supporting evidence regarding the MUR are then made public.

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