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Documented: Ron Paul Received 0.0% Major Media Coverage in Key Week

Journalism.org, a media watchdog group, kept a tally of major media coverage of presidential candidates in the course of the election.

As any sane Ron Paul fan could discern, Paul was generally given short shrift on day-to-day media coverage of his campaign.

The following documented evidence can be used when confronted with disinformation efforts that say Ron Paul was not "blacked out" during the election:

http://www.journalism.org/node/9610

For the week of January 28rd through February 3rd, the key week leading to Super Tuesday, Ron Paul received 0.0% major media coverage.

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any coverage he got

always went the same way, "long shot " "outsider" "libertarian" candidate Ron Paul. Then they would ask questions longer than time allowed to answer and isn't that about the time when Stephenopolus pulled his "that's not gonna happen" act.?
His record breaking fund raising was treated as a blurb, not even worth much attention, just list it under kooky news and act really really surprised when mentioning it.
Watch old those old Youtube's (if they're still there) and compare how the other candidates are treated to the polite disrespect (insert your own stronger word) that everyone in the media dished out to Dr. Paul.
Remember the Fox debate ? They wanted to use tech. and have a text poll.
Remember Hannitty discrediting the poll because Paul was winning after his blow back comments?

As to "Flame"'s talk of more popular candidates, which of those other candidates after losing the primary could hold a rally near the Republican Convention and get that kind of turn out ???

I contest their popularity was driven by said media coverage not despite a lack there of, like Dr Paul's support.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_gcwVcqCcc

I don't call being in two televised debates

during that week as 0.0% coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=%22... jan 30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4zQVGogMAg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knaxH_wYCVs February 2

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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

LOL

I don't recall him getting more than 5 minutes in the debates. Even then they kept interrupting him.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Exactly

Sando,
I remember inviting some friends and family over, after telling them about RP,
While watching the debate my brother in law actually asked me, if my guy was there ? We were 10 mins. or more into the debate and not a second of time.

I just told him the media companies our owned by companies that make a lot of money from weapons and shutting down our world police was not in their profits best interest.

Why would someone so low in the polls

get much coverage? What else would you expect? What is the point of posting this?

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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

What is your point

of posting on this forum if you have no respect for Ron Paul?

Fellowship of the White Rose

Ron Paul was right

Why Michael allows obvious trolls to destroy his website?

"(Better) to be confused in the search for truth than fully confident and sound asleep in a dream of lies." ~ Michael Nystrom
http://www.votenader.org/blog/2008/09/10/statement-to-ron-pa...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57925480@N00/2660779139

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

legalize

I am glad he posted his comments, he lived up to his screen name and lit a fire with me. Like early in the campaign when someone stole my yard sign, it also lit a fire. It made me angry and work even harder, knock on more doors and get more signs up and more votes in my precinct. It reminds us of the battle we face, most Americans may be unreachable but, we do not need a majority of the populace just those that are politically active.

"A cadre of hard core believers is the key to success. The total numbers and percentages are less important. Our job now is to plan for the next phase. As was the case in the campaign, this continued effort will logically continue to be a grass roots effort and not a top down rigidly controlled central operation. Most important will be the continued emphasis on the message. That message, simply put, is the message of human liberty." Ron Paul

well said patriot

what can I add? well for every person like him trying to up-end our work destroying it there are many others joining us every day....and we with our experience now can face any enemy.

"(Better) to be confused in the search for truth than fully confident and sound asleep in a dream of lies." ~ Michael Nystrom
http://www.votenader.org/blog/2008/09/10/statement-to-ron-pa...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57925480@N00/2660779139

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks,

That is why I am against the quick reaction bans that have been happening.
It is Mike's site and he can run it any way he chooses.
I would only say, is not liberty Ron's goal ?
We should not try to be isolated from criticism and face the world as it is, give respect to everyone until someone gives you a reason to lose respect for them as a individual.

Member for 7 weeks 6 days

nuff said

"Whether you think you can or think you cannot, you're absolutely right!"

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ecorob's picture

Here's your typical poll question...

Which Republican candidate do you think has the right answers when it comes to fixing America's economy?

A. John McCain
B. Mit Romney
C. Rudy Ghouliani
D. Mike Huckabee
E. Other

"Other" polls higher than any other candidate.

Are you, Flame, telling me right here and right now that the polls justify the exclusion of Ron Paul from media coverage?

Show me ANY other candidate who had the enormous grass root support that Dr. Paul had? Show me ANY other candidate that used the internet as well as Ron Paul to get his message "out" to the people (because the message is/was true and the truth will set you free. Also, since we're reminiscing, show me ANY other candidate than Ron Paul that did NOT receive bloated news coverage or $50,000,000 (that's 50 million dollars) from corporate America, i.e., the CFR/NWO "cronies" and I'll show you a candidate of true merit with a TRUE public following.

Oh yeah, the "change" guy...how's that "change" working out for you?

O Captain, My Captain, rise up and hear the bells!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Seems like some one who

got more donations from the military than ALL the other candidates combined should have gotten some respect and coverage. Seems that Ron Paul had the most MONEY donated on line in a single day should have been given more respect and coverage. The debates were shameful how he was treated. The campaign is over but I will not forget how he was treated or how his supporters were treated. Everything he said about the economy and the Fed came true but then they called him and us kooks.
Maybe the point of his posting this is to remind us of the long hard road we have traveled and we haven't gone separate ways. It is good to remember the past because it reminds us NOT to trust the media.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

He polled better than

some candidates at sometimes and still got less than them, except of course for alan keyes and maybe another

Keyes

is a good point. That's why we almost never saw coverage of Keyes. A lot of Paul supporters want to believe that it's Dr. Paul's views which determined the amount of coverage. That's just craziness. The media couldnt care less what your views are if you're able to get people watching their shows.

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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

did you have a look

at the amount of money Keyes raised as compared to Ron Paul and Keyes support during straw polls?

"(Better) to be confused in the search for truth than fully confident and sound asleep in a dream of lies." ~ Michael Nystrom
http://www.votenader.org/blog/2008/09/10/statement-to-ron-pa...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57925480@N00/2660779139

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Judging by media stock performance

these organizations employ a lot of people like you:

DAMNED FOOLS.

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The media stocks

went down with the rest of the market.

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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

Ron Paul garnered the most funding of any GOP candidate

In the fourth quarter of 2007. Supposedly a "fringe candidate", this ought to have made it an even larger story:

UNDERDOG CANDIDATE OUT RAISES OTHER GOP HOPEFULS

But instead, he was treated as a third class citizen and his supporters were fed crumbs and called "kooks" and "nuts".

And folks like you joined right along in the chorus, in fact, leading the way.

Now you are here. WHY?

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE ON THIS SITE?

You clearly do not support Ron Paul.

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My liberty-minded home base of thought:

www.ponderthis.net

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Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

That's not what determines news coverage.

Polling is the norm in determine coverage. It doesn't matter if you're a billionaire if you're single digits in the polls and hardly anyone knows you you are. You're upset that news organizations don't provide you with what you want. What you don't realize is they don't owed you a damned thing.

The media is a for-profit, do you understand that? They're not going to give equal time to a candidate that few people have heard of. People tune into television to see more of people they're already interested in. It's Dr. Paul's responsibility to work his way into significant coverage bit by bit. And he's done that. It just takes time.

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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

What determines coverage is the editorial posture of the org

However they come to that posture.

Clearly during key portions of the 2008 election season, the collective editorial posture was biased against Ron Paul for whatever reason they decided that's what they wanted to do.

Check out the stock charts. These orgs damned themselves with their lousy decision making. Being mouth pieces for a debauched regime is not good business.

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My liberty-minded home base of thought:

www.ponderthis.net

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Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

I disagree.

There was no overall bias against him. Some particular person in the media may have been biased, but there was always another person that offset that - just like every other candidate.

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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

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"no overall bias against him"...!!!

folks, let me introduce you to Flame...a fine upstanding example of what a "sheeple" is...probably watching faux news right now... loves hannity and o'reilly and thinks geraldo rivera is the "other" side of the coin...loves the girls on faux...a true american asleep at the wheel...Flame, stand up and take a bow for helping to be all that is WRONG with america...

ps...here's your ticket to the fema camp...just have a seat, someone will be along in a minute to help you with your glasses and gold fillings...

O Captain, My Captain, rise up and hear the bells!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Flame... take your 12 week

Flame... take your 12 week membership here and go to Mccain.. he is running for reelection he can use your services!

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

we told you so

revolution soon

google trends tells the sorry tale also

Lindsey Lohan's DUI beat Dr.Paul by about 10 to one.

Our media is fully controlled NO ONE should be surprised by ANY of this.

McCain had 98,000 mentions in the year before the election Dr. Paul had 4300.

This is NOT news.

Study who owns the media....their man won and came in second.

Unify

not at all surprised.

not at all surprised.

Methodology of the study

Here:

http://www.journalism.org/node/9324
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Not true.

Jan 30
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=%22...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4zQVGogMAg

Jan 31
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olfc33td05w (guy being interviewed talking about him)

February 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knaxH_wYCVs

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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

Thanks for pointing out the crumbs that were thrown

But by Journalism.org's methodology, Paul got 0.0% of major media coverage.

You trying to discredit this organization and their unbiased conclusions indicates your level of support for Ron Paul. I.e. nil.

Given this, no sensible Ron Paul supporter should listen to a blessed thing you have to say, other than to observe reasons to figure things out.

Whatever it is that you are up to, it ain't in support of Ron Paul.

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My liberty-minded home base of thought:

www.ponderthis.net

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Freedom - Peace - Prosperity