Why is the media giving more airtime to Ron Paul and Peter Schiff?Submitted by ShannonOBrien on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 21:24
I read this great article at LewRockwell.com: http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi104.html
It talks about government propagandists working for mainstream news agencies. It makes sense consider what we've seen happen to Ron Paul during the presidential election. But what about now? Ron Paul and Peter Schiff have been all over the news. Why would the mainstream media and possibly government propagandists have Ron Paul on all the time now?
Here are some thoughts (and please share your own):
1. The MSM/government propagandists see Ron Paul as a "useful idiot" that they can use to get Republicans back into the good graces of the American people and win the next election. (Also note that when Ron Paul is on, he only talks about the free market. The thing that Republicans and RP Republicans can agree on 100%).
2. The MSM needs to make some money, so they are willing to give Ron Paul and Peter Schiff time slots because we will watch. And even though we are only 5% of the population, that's more viewers and more profit in ad revenue.
3. The MSM/government are feeling the pressure from our numbers and are throwing us a bone to keep the peace.