Sunday, December 30, 2007

Fox News: We Report, We Decide.

I usually take Sundays off, but this has got my goat:
Press Releases › Has Fox News Excluded Ron Paul?

December 28, 2007 10:39 pm EST

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – According to the New Hampshire State Republican Party and an Associated Press report, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be excluded from an upcoming forum of Republican candidates to be broadcast by Fox News on January 6, 2008.

“Given Ron Paul’s support in New Hampshire and his recent historic fundraising success, it is outrageous that Dr. Paul would be excluded,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “Dr. Paul has consistently polled higher in New Hampshire than some of the other candidates who have been invited.”

Snyder continued, “Paul supporters should know that we are continuing to make inquiries with Fox News as to why they have apparently excluded Dr. Paul from this event.”

Its not secret in the 'blogsphere' that the 'establishment' media is openly colluding to downplay and smear Ron Paul. He wins a poll, the poll is not published, he places forth and the top three candidates, and the 5th and 6th finishers are shown. He is always 'introduced' as a crank, extremist, or unelectable. But funny thing...he is almost entirely funded by small, individual contributions while 'big' candidates like McCain, Hillary, ect are funded by large corporations and backed by powerful PACs.

The other day, Blitzer interviewed Paul on CNN and was visibly disgusted by Paul's suggestion that our policies in Pakistan are wrong and we should just get out. The 'establishment' right and left can't even comphrehend the wisdom of doing so, and the last thing they want is for Americans to get that crazy notion in their head that maybe, just maybe our policies are not working and, as Paul alluded to, we can't even pay for them.

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