Media Blackout Backfire?
We have seen how the Media has attempted to manipulate this GOP Primary with exposure time on the news and during debates. Of all the candidates, Congressman Ron Paul is the most disrespected by the Media. They cannot claim they are not intentionally running a Blackout against Congressman Paul any longer. It is very apparent and they have even supplied the evidence of such. Candidates polling in the single digits get much more talking time in debates than does Paul who consistently polls in double digits. Let us also note that Ron Paul’s “Plan to Restore America” gets zero discussion time as the Media focuses on Cain’s 9-9-9 plan or Perry’s “Flat Tax” plan (neither of which offer a real solution).
The latest Bloomberg Poll, released on Monday, has Cain at 20%, Paul at 19%, Romney at 18% and Gingrich at 17%. Basically, this is a tie with the margin of error being 4.4 percentage points.
In the coming weeks it will become increasingly difficult for the Media to continue its Blackout of Congressman Paul. I predict that with each Ron Paul success the Media will begin speaking about the imagined predicament the GOP may face with a “third-party” run by Ron Paul, totally ignoring the fact that he may actually win the GOP nomination.
The Media Blackout of Congressman Paul has not been as easy this election cycle as it was during the 2008 election cycle. This may be in part due to the successes of the Tea Party which had spawned from Congressman Paul’s 2008 election bid, a fact that the Media fails to mention in any discussion of the Tea Party.
The Media has been adept at failing to mention that Congressman Paul’s 2008 election run has also changed the focus of political issues around the country as well as the tone of this campaign.
Has the Media committed its final act of sabotage against the American election process? Has the Media’s attempts to manipulate the nations voters had enough exposure to force the People to seek information elsewhere? Only time will tell if the Media will continue its attempts to control the outcome of elections or will return to its roots as a “truthful” provider of information.
Honestly, I was surprised to see Ron Paul listed Second in the Headlines.