Jennifer Rubin’s Rand Paul obsessionSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:17
Matt Palumbo, Rare Contributor
Posted on March 27, 2014 9:34 am
In February, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) was asked during a panel what he thought about Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin saying negative things about him. Amash dismissed it and suggested people should go look at how often Rubin criticizes Rand Paul instead.
So I did.
Jennifer Rubin mentioned Senator Rand Paul’s name 143 times in the first three weeks of March (March 1-21) on her Right Turn blog. The only other political figure mentioned more often than Paul was President Obama at 206 times (not including “Obamacare,” but just President Obama specifically).
The most frequently mentioned named after Sen. Paul was Russian President Vladimir Putin at 87 times and then Senator Ted Cruz at 59 times. Senator Marco Rubio was mentioned 40 times, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 31 times, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, 26 times and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was mentioned 8 times.
Rubin also wrote more headlines specifically about Paul (9 headlines) than other figure except President Obama (10 headlines).
Every headline Rubin wrote about Paul was negative in tone: “Rand Paul’s Shape Shifting” (March 21), “Rand Paul panders at Berkeley” (March 20), “Ted Cruz 2, Rand Paul 0” (March 19), “Rand Paul under fire” (March 14), “Rand Paul seems confused” (March 12), “Where are all those Rand Paul voters?” (March 11), “Rand Paul’s fake foreign policy” (March 10), “Paul the Younger: Libertarian vs. the GOP” (March 7) and “Rand Paul is the odd man out of the GOP on foreign policy” (March 4).