What the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Should Teach Us about the Mainstream Media
This article is directed to those “on the fence” in regards to just how far we as American’s are being sold out by our so called corporate “press.” Many of you will have realized the amount of power the corporate media has in social engineering for years so this will be nothing new to you. My point in this article is to demonstrate the clear bias towards Ron Paul displayed by the controlled corporate against Dr. Paul’s 2012 campaign.
Even if one doesn’t support Ron Paul, it should be clear that there is little fair/accurate reporting about him and his campaign from day one in this campaign (and in the 2008 campaign for that matter.) It is clear, any one who rises to prominence who is a threat to the status quo, will be destroyed by the mainstream media. It is not about “liberal” versus “conservative.” The attacks on Paul came just as much from the talking heads on the “left” (MSNBC, CBS, ABC, etc.) as from those on the “right” (Fox News, Pajama TV, etc.). Although it’s been clear the media is simply a mouth piece for the military-industrial complex, I never would have expected how far they would go to assure a Ron Paul defeat.
The most blatant example of bias was during a CBS debate when Dr. Paul was given 90 SECONDS of talking time. There is no justifiable reason for this as at the time Paul was doing fairly well in the polls and was building momentum;
Ron Paul’s presidential campaign is lashing out after being largely ignored at the CBS News/National Journal debate in South Carolina. The candidate received only 90 seconds of talk time in the one hour of televised debate.
Through out the campaign there would be many instances where Ron Paul would simply not even be mentioned in polls, even if he did better than some of the other candidates who were also in a specific poll. Here is a great compilation clearly displaying media bias about Ron Paul from just about all the major cable news network. Ignoring Ron Paul seemed to be the most common tactic used by the media. Jon Stewart even made a comedy piece that went viral about the media ignoring Ron Paul. Say what you will about Stewart, but he was dead on in that segment.
The pro war/neo con channel Fox News would tend to attack Ron Paul on his foreign policy, insinuating that because of Ron Paul’s philosophy of non interventionism (which is far different than isolationism) would lead to the sky falling and scary, cavemen – terrorists would all be running wild killing us all. Here is a clip of Sean Vanity (aka Sean Hannity) smearing Ron Paul on his so called “isolationist” foreign policy and going after the debunked newsletter issue.
When you get attacked by both the establishment left and right in America, it should be a sign that your ideas are dangerous. Regardless of one’s stance on Ron Paul, I think most Americans would agree on the desperate need for fair, honest, and accurate reporting from our press. I would not hold your breath for that to ever come about seeing as the media will never bite the hand that feeds.
The solution to the main stream media’s powerful grip on information is for the average people themselves to become the media. Clearly, with the rise of the alternative media, blogging, YouTube, etc… and even articles like you are reading now, this is a trend that will continue to grow. Hopefully one day the corporate controlled media will be eclipsed by an independent driven alternative.
Truthful information is priceless and thanks to the internet, people now have access to unfiltered, uncontrolled media. The ruling class knows that through the internet more and more are becoming aware of their crimes against humanity. The fight from here on out will be to keep the internet free and open. As long as we still have free speech and a free internet, hope should never be lost even when the power of the media to shape peoples’ opinions’ seems unstoppable.