Ron Paul’s Campaign Being Squashed by Big Media?

I was reading this article on ABC.com about Ron Paul’s success in the post debate polls and was pretty disgusted by the article in general. Then there are the absolutely ridiculous statements like this:

Since online polls aren’t scientific — people choose to take them, and many people vote multiple times — doing well in them doesn’t necessarily mean a campaign is on the move.

This statement paint ABC into a corner. If this statement is correct, the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that is Disney (ABC’s parent company) is so technically inept that they can’t conduct an online poll without stopping people from voting several times. Even simple, freely available poll software can handle this. Surely, someone at ABC can handle this. If not, I’ll be forwarding my resume ASAP.

But maybe that’s not what happened at all. Maybe only Ron Paul’s rabid supporters were the only ones who chose to participate. Does that mean that ABC.com is so insignificant and out of touch with the mainstream that only fringe crackpots like Paul supporters want to participate in their poll? I don’t thinks so.

The other possibility is that this statement is simply not true. But then, why would a big media company want to publish an untrue statement like this? I mean, it’s not like huge corporations have something to gain by making sure that one of the big government Republicrats gets elected, right?

Right.

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Comments

Great article – it is absolutely disgusting the way the media are treating Ron Paul.

You do know that ABC deleted something like 1000 comments pertaining to this article on their website? Most of them favorable to Ron Paul

Dustin D.
Yeah…I heard that, it’s actually what prompted me to seek out the article. Of course, I can’t prove that myself since all of the (alleged) comments have been deleted, but that is the word.

The media’s campaign to ignore Ron Paul (and Mike Gravel) is no accident. It is standard operating procedure for candidates they don’t like. The media elite have been doing this for so long they don’t know what to do about social media. I’ve written a long post about this very topic:

http://weblog.timoregan.com/2007/05/why-do-we-let-media-decide-who-our.html

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Paul suffers from the same one-sided coverage as Kucinich does on the Democratic side. Neither are taken seriously by the leaders of their respective parties, so it’s not a big surprise that big media treat both with contempt.

Ironically, had another candidate done well in the poll (say Romney or Giuliani), the paragraph that you quoted would likely not have been included in the story.

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