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Ron Paul Mis-quoted seconds after he said it

Another embarrassing corporate media faux pas was revealed when, during an interview with Congressman Ron Paul, Bloomberg put up a caption seconds after Paul called for less financial regulation, claiming that he had called for more.

During a conversation about the Madoff scandal, Paul was asked if the SEC should be shut down, to which he responded, “It’s proven it’s a total failure, it isn’t a lack of regulation, every time a problem comes along we put on more regulations.”

A few seconds later, a caption appeared on the screen which stated, “Breaking News: Paul Says We Need More Regulation, Calls SEC ‘Inept’”.

This was a total misquotation and mischaracterization of what the Congressman said. He had stated a minute earlier that the only thing that required regulation was “the counterfeiting of money,” referring to the Federal Reserve’s relentless printing of dollars, but the caption implied that he had called for regulation of the SEC when he had in fact called for the opposite.

Paul later said that more SEC regulations would only “compound our recovery,” again expressing his opposition to regulations.

The air head host then engaged in double-think by claiming that regulation of the financial system was working but that it had not been enforced, begging the question, as one You Tube respondent commented, “How can someone claim regulation is working AND that it is not enforced? …The two are contradictory.”

To any rational thinking person this is a contradictory statement, but the corporate media is hell bent on regurgitating the talking point that the financial crisis, created and made worse by the elite, will only be solved by giving more power and control to that same elite.

The drumbeat for more “regulation” is so incessant that Bloomberg were apparently happy to take what Ron Paul said and turn it around 180 degrees in their favor by flashing up a ready made slogan, a completely dishonest maneuver but one performed out in the open without a care for accuracy or integrity.

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Did anyone notice the word replacement on the CC?


If you watch this video with the Closed Captioning. Around the 1:00 mark Dr. Paul refers to regulating the Federal reserve and their BS counterfeiting of money, but the CC guys replaced the word with "printing".




And according to that

"For live programs, spoken words comprising the television program's soundtrack are transcribed by an operating software (a Speech-to-Text Reporter) using stenotype or stenomask type of machines, whose phonetic output is instantly translated into text by a computer and displayed on the screen."


I noticed it at the time, and thought that nobody bothered to

brief the Bloomberg interviewer on Ron Paul's platform. They questioned and captioned with a prejudiced premise - bigger gov, bigger market subversion and government domination.

dugg from a couple days ago


"You are a den of Vipers.I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out."

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Sentinel, is this the same reporter that said;

"Ron Paul really has no business being on stage as a legitimate representative of Republicans."

Time 2:40:


Ron Paul's Convention Speech

at 3:07

when the man asks does he have electability, and those idiots were laughing in the background like a bunch of elementary school retards, I stopped watching TV all together. I wanted to see him in the debates but I couldn't bare to watch them humiliate such a great man. They are wolves, vipers, evil to the bone.

Yes, However

The shame was palpable in the others as Ron Paul masterfully handles the insinuation that he is not electable within his own party. The others were in awe because deep down they knew they were in the presence of greatness. They know they are sharing the stage with a man who is so strong and principled that he has not allowed the system to compromise him on any level. I think they are in awe of his strength. You can see this during the debates in many other instances as well. Just look at their faces and their body language. Dr. Paul's answer to the electability question gives me goose bumps every time I see it. Also realize that many people who were previously unaware of Dr. Paul (including myself) ear's perked up and we began to tune in because of the obvious efforts and coordination of the attacks directed at him. He reminds me a lot of Aticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Folks, I am more hopeful every day, the awakening rate is at an all time high. This is not to say things won't get miserable and that the fight will ever end. However, I'm seeing more and more Cows coming to the realization that they are slowly grazing their way to the Slaughter House and that the Farmer isn't their Friend after all. This is the key to it all. Keep up the good work. Thank You Dr. Paul!

In the presense of greatness......

"I simply want to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us." Miss Maudie Atkinson about Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird


You are so right! The "Electability" question really disgusted me but Ron Paul knocked it out of the park. They may have tried to humiliate him but they looked like fools. It was a moment I will never forget. I have it saved. Classic!


The first time I heard Dr. Paul on television I felt the same; in the presence of greatness. If I listened to the media I would have no idea of what is going on. Ron Paul all ways speaks the truth and clarifies the issues.

Trick Of The Trade

Puttin' words in people's mouths.

Big deal.

An honest mistake, in all probability. Let's not get all paranoid.

The Fed is not a private bank. PRIVATIZE THE FED!!!
"The Federal Reserve Banks should simply be regarded as governmental agencies." -Murray Rothbard
"I now call the Federal Reserve the fourth branch of government." -Ron Paul

people defending media ? knowing what they do ? priceless.

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Stop the NWO....It's just illumi..Naughty !

Small Chance

A deliberate deception, almost certainly. Let's not get all credulous.

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The corporate media is lame.

The corporate media is lame. I would rather read or listen to audiobooks.

Most people do not read

Most people do not read anyway.

sentinel, There inaccurate reporting actually helped our cause!

The average sheeples in this country, actually thinks better (more) regulations would have kept the Madoff scandal from happening. All in all, even though the reporting was inaccurate, the reporting itself did not damage Ron Paul’s reputation. In fact just the opposite, it gave Ron Paul’s name additional favor among the sheeple (uninformed). Most, if not all the sheeple out there would agree with such purported statements by anyone, so I’m glad Ron Paul got the credit.

They also reported that Ron Paul called the SEC ‘Inept’. This statement was accurately reported and also goes well with the sheeple. Remember, Ron Paul is not an anarchist wanting to abolish the SEC. Paul’s point is simple; there are plenty of regulations, if the SEC would only enforce them. That is why he called the SEC Inept, because they don’t!

One last note; Prior to this past election campaign Ron Paul was NEVER invited by the MSM to give his thoughts, now he’s everywhere. We are getting the exposure we need for 2012! As Ron Paulers we must learn to see when we were blessed, from when we are not!


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Say What?

hjchaapman said: "Remember, Ron Paul is not an anarchist wanting to abolish the SEC. Paul’s point is simple; there are plenty of regulations, if the SEC would only enforce them. That is why he called the SEC Inept, because they don’t!"

Sorry, I disagree!

True that Ron Paul is not an anarchist. He advocates a "Constitutionally Limited Republic". I believe he DOES want to eliminate the SEC, as the SEC is not mandated in the Constitution. Ron Paul is an advocate of Liberty, and does not want to enforce wrongheaded regulations, he wants to ELIMINATE them.

Elimination of the SEC is not anarchy.

What we need is not more "regulations" but the elimination of fraud. The SEC simply helps fraud by playing along with the Federal Reserve, "regulations" in general which impose fraud by their dislocation of supply and demand.

We will be blessed when THIS truth gets out and the masses become educated so that Ron Paul gets credit for what he has been saying for over 3 decades, NOT when he gets "credit" for some garbage that will go over with the uneducated.


what other areas of increased regulation can we have Ron Paul misquoted as favoring so he can gain even more credibility with the sheeple? Maybe his 2012 battle cry can be "There oughta be a law!" We could use the same strategy to give the illusion of a kick-butt foreign policy, a get-tough-on-drugs policy, and a more-federal-money-for-schools policy. The sheeple will love him!

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Good post

Thanks for that positive perspective. Or shall we say "spin"? lol

RP R3VOLution

Paul does indeed want to abolish the SEC.

He's said it before, and he said it in this interview.

The Fed is not a private bank. PRIVATIZE THE FED!!!
"The Federal Reserve Banks should simply be regarded as governmental agencies." -Murray Rothbard
"I now call the Federal Reserve the fourth branch of government." -Ron Paul

Flame, I do not believe you are correct on that, and if he does

then I'm against it! The constitution gives the Federal Government the right to regulate (make the rules) commerce between the states.


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There is a difference . . .

between "regulation" and "prohibition of fraud".

Many people believe that "regulation" somehow prevents fraud, and that this justifies regulation. Understanding the rudiments of economics reveals that regulation does not prevent fraud between consenting adults, it helps special interests.

Indeed, since regulations are typically put there to demographically benefit some parties at the expense of others, and to the extent that they practice this, those regulations propagate fraud rather than prohibiting it.

We can, and do, and should, have laws to prohibit fraud, but regulatory bodies rarely if ever accomplish this, especially if enforced.

Meaning of "regulations"?????

IF the Constitution gave power to "regulate" in this fashion, then any and ALL regulations are justified per what is obviously your view. (By your words I can only conclude that you advocate government interference into the market, opposite of what Ron Paul advocates.)

Back when those words were written, "regulation of commerce" meant establishment of weights and measures, etc, not second and third party intervention into and disruption of supply and demand, as is done by virtually all regulatory bodies. You are taking the New Deal "re-interpretation" of the words - not a good choice

If you are against Ron Paul's ideas and convictions, then I question whether you support him or not. I support Ron Paul because of his positions. I hope that others will (quickly) come to understand the correctness of his positions, then support those positions, then support him.

To make regular...

..uniform, and predictable.

In the parlance of 18th century English, regulation does not mean to burden or impose artificial restraints, but to remove irregularities. It was a tool by which the Congress was empowered to prevent the various States from imposing arbitrary barriers to trade, allowing only nominal port charges or hygienic inspections (to contain the pernicious blistering borer beetle for fictitious example), not to protect Professor Bernardo's Lousy Lemonade from Floridian competitors.

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~Uncovering eyes slowly~ Ok. Not cool, but...

at least it did not involve anything about "Uncle Tom". (as with Nader)

I saw that And I was

I saw that And I was confused.

It's like watching a bad sci-fi movie about the future

Except we're living in it.