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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Press Ignores Ron Paul For President

Now Yahoo! Censor Popular Support For Ron Paul
ABC forced to address Texas Congressman's campaign, but remain silent on why
they scrubbed him from online poll

by Paul Joseph Watson of Prison Planet

Yahoo! News have become the latest establishment media outlet to ignore and
censor Ron Paul's presidential campaign, despite the fact that he won
Thursday night's GOP debate hands down, according to an overwhelming
majority that voted for him in online polls.

Yahoo! News' 2008 Presidential election coverage page features a list of
candidates from both Democrat and Republican parties, but fails to list Ron
Paul, despite the fact that he easily trounced the likes of Sam Brownback,
Mike Huckabee and Duncan Hunter - who are featured, in every online poll
since Thursday's debate.

MySpace users are also claiming that bulletins expressing support for Ron
Paul are being blocked and that prominent supporters of Paul's campaign are
having their accounts suspended.

ABC News were swamped with furious e mails and calls over the weekend after
they deliberately scrubbed Ron Paul from their online poll, ensuring no one
could vote for him. After he was reinstated, the Congressman received
thousands of votes and won the poll at a canter.

In a simpering puff piece released last night, ABC News correspondent Rick
Klein claims that Paul's popularity is not reflected nationwide and is
merely the result of "viral marketing" on behalf of the Congressman's online

Apologists for the establishment press have tried to argue that popular
support for Ron Paul is skewed by activist voting, but the fact remains that
Paul had topped the MSNBC online vote before it had even been widely
publicized, as Keith Olbermann stated during live coverage of the debate.

If we accept this to be the case are we to then assume that Giuliani, Romney
and the other gaggle of shill candidates don't have any online support? If
so, who is going to vote for them? Do Giuliani and McCain supporters not
have access to the Internet?

Klein also erroneously claims that Paul's online votes in the MSNBC poll
were artificially inflated because users were voting multiple times. This
isn't possible, since the website only affords one vote to one IP address -
there is no option to vote again if you have already voted. Klein obviously
didn't even bother to check whether his statement was correct before
including it in the article.

The fact that ABC deliberately tried to censor Paul by not including him in
the original poll is not addressed in the article.

What we are witnessing is a deliberate effort to poo-poo Ron Paul's chances
to ensure that he has no chance - this is a chicken and egg scenario. If Ron
Paul was afforded as much coverage as Giuliani and Romney he would have a
real shot of becoming President - but the military-industrial complex that
owns the media are loathe to allow that because Paul is a true anti-war
Jeffersonian paleoconservative and he represents the people.

We couldn't possibly have a President that represented the people now could
we! Only a compromised slimeball shill pre-approved and selected by the
anointed ones and their mouthpiece hacks in the corporate media.

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  • At 11:15 PM, May 08, 2007 , Blogger BikeOakridge said...

    Why not just promote Ron on the 'Net?

    As an old event promoter, I'm sure you could use the fact that his support is being suppressed by the big corporate media to get coverage in blogs, small newpapers, and talk radio. It just takes a bit more effort.

    If nothing else, cutting him from the online poll shows that the special interests, lobbying groups, and corporate welfare queens are afraid of Ron Paul. That's a good sign.

    So let's get busy talking this up. I just put a piece on my blog about this. There a plenty of sites that accept articles - and a suppressed candidate is a good story line.

    The Republican Party isn't going to allow Ron Paul to be nominated, anyway. All their corporate campaign donors would run away in horror because they know Ron Paul will cut off their access to the federal chow line.

    So we might as well use the 'Net. Let's show the mainstream media their days are numbered!


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