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Why is the media so afraid of Ron Paul?

  1. 910chris profile image73
    910chrisposted 5 years ago

    I have noticed out of all of the pictures of the Arizona debate, only 2 had Ron Paul in there. In fact, most articles about that same debate don't even mention Ron Paul. What is it that they don't want people to know? I guarantee if Mittens or anyone else had over 1,000 Vets and active duty soldiers march on there behalf; all 5 major networks would have been all over that. So, what is the deal?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've found him to be very weak in the debates, on everything from National policy to foreign policy.  Michelle Bachmann called him on it in one of the debates.  She should've stayed in the race.  But whatever.  The fact is that Ron Paul doesn't take a strong stance when it comes to America's safety and well-being.  America doesn't need a moderate.  We need a strong leader.

      1. 910chris profile image73
        910chrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think his tone as well as his body is what makes him look weak. He is clearly the smallest guy up there and his voice is not commanding at all. I wish he would get angry at times, but I thought he showed some BB's when he yelled at the Arizona debate. There is a common misconception about his foreign policy, he wants to stop foreign aid and get out of all the countries we don't need to be in.

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Standing up to an entire convention and telling them "the fact that we've been over there killing people and overturning governments is the reason 9/11 happened -- it's called blowback by our own CIA" is not weak.

        It's outrageously courageous.

    2. Paul Wingert profile image79
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm watching Ron Paul on CNN with Pierse Morgan and this old geezer is a straight up dingbat! Like Romney, he can't answer a straight up question about health care and just babbles.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ron Paul answered every single question presented to him. Pierce Morgan interrupted him on EVERY question - even casual questions about his family.

        Just because you were expecting "government should do this" as an answer, doesn't mean he didn't answer the questions.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    He tells the truth. That is against the law in America.

  3. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    His thinking is very radical and if they report on him, maybe more people will start to listen to him and think what he says makes some sense. Those people at the top of the media food chain who control what the media puts out only want the public to hear what they want us to know.  That way they can better control and manipulate public opinion.

    1. 910chris profile image73
      910chrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well said.

  4. Evan G Rogers profile image78
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    It's clear why: Ron Paul will take away all their news stories by being sane.

  5. Jed Fisher profile image87
    Jed Fisherposted 5 years ago

    The media moguls have illegal immigrants staffing their homes. The gardeners, the cooks, the maids, the nannies, the chauffeurs, the staff at their favorite hotels and private clubs. These rich and powerful people fear direct and personal retribution against themselves and their family members if they fail to bow and kowtow to the organized crime cartels running the human trafficking slave trade. Ron Paul would enforce immigration laws, the other candidates, not so much. And that’s all there is to it.

  6. Moderndayslave profile image61
    Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago

    Ron Paul is for dismantling the Status Quo. A lot of powerful people have gotten quite comfortable.Do you think they want to give that up.

    1. FreddyCaple profile image60
      FreddyCapleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hear you. The media and the two parties have a good thing going. They are not gonna do anything to mess that up, regardless of who it hurts....namely the poor and middle class. Ron Paul would threaten the system. They can't have that.

  7. breakfastpop profile image86
    breakfastpopposted 5 years ago

    They don't and won't ever take Paul seriously. Some of his ideas are popular, but he has a tendency to go off the beaten path, therefore they dismiss him.

    1. 910chris profile image73
      910chrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It will be interesting to see what happens if Obama or whoever else gets in and just continues on the same path of making America a third world country. Maybe then people will say, "maybe that Paul guy was right."

  8. Paul Wingert profile image79
    Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago

    Pierse is tearing him apart. Can you imagine this guy going against Obama? Ron Paul needs to quit politics and take up checkers or shuffleboard.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ron Paul beats Obama in national polls.

      Pierse did NOT tear Paul apart. He just talked over Paul.

      Ron Paul cleaned the floor with Morgan. Here's proof. Start at the 10 minute mark:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqPmTYUEby4

      "Why shouldn't they depend on the British? Why don't the British take care of them? They have a lot of influence over there. Why don't the British kids go over there and die?"

      Silence. the ONE time in the ENTIRE interview when Piers Morgan shut his mouth.

      Ron Paul owned Piers Morgan LIKE A BOSS!

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Piers - a British citizen - is telling Ron Paul - an American Congressman - that the US should send it's children to die for some government that 50% (or more) of the citizenry can't locate on a map.

        Ron Paul, correctly, responds with, basically, you're not a citizen, and your government apparently doesn't care about the situation. Who are you to tell us how to kill our children and spend our money?

        PWNT.

  9. Mary Neal profile image61
    Mary Nealposted 5 years ago

    Hello. I wrote an hub in response to "Why is the media so afraid of Ron Paul" by 901Chris: "Why the Media Fears Ron Paul" at this link http://maryneal.hubpages.com/hub/Why-th … s-Ron-Paul

    I had trouble finding your question again to announce my hub response. At first, you were on the first page of questions. This is a good question that I started responding to in the regular answer field, but it got so long that I made a hub.

    Excellent question! Thanks.

    Mary Neal

    1. 910chris profile image73
      910chrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you and I am on my way to read it!

  10. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    They are not afraid of him...

    as he is a vampire, it is very difficult to capture his image..either in a mirror, or on video

  11. Evan G Rogers profile image78
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    Why are they afraid of him?

    His supporters are doing their job for them:
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9233980.htm

  12. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 5 years ago

    Boldly   The reason the media is excluding Ron Paul is because they are slanted to the left and, more or less, control it.

  13. FreddyCaple profile image60
    FreddyCapleposted 5 years ago

    Ron Paul gives solutions that make sense practically, but they don't jibe with the way the political system works. The media and most every politician in DC wants the status-quo. Why do we never see a legit third party? Both sides will attack, infiltrate, or water it down to remove the threat. With only two choices, either party is only one election away from power. The media plays the game with the parties. It's as much about compartmentalizing power and financing as it is anything else, IMO.

    Freddy

    1. 910chris profile image73
      910chrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Not to mention that both parties are in fact one of the same.

  14. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    I think a ticket combining Ron Paul and Ru Paul would captivate America...

    http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/01/rupaul-and-ron-paul.jpg

    1. 910chris profile image73
      910chrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I thought Ru was dead?? Or maybe most people under 25 don't know who that is, and most younger people vote Ron Paul? I guess they were better off not knowing who rupaul is.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        RuPaul actually launched a mini-campaign to make sure people didn't confuse them.

        You can probably find footage or news of it through a google search, not really worth my time.

  15. WD Curry 111 profile image60
    WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago

    The real question, "Why are they afraid of Buddy Roemer?"

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly. He's not taking any corporate money.  Why--he doesn't exist!

      1. WD Curry 111 profile image60
        WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe he doesn't exist in Massachusetts . . . down here, everyone stood up and took note when the FDIC couldn’t close his bank and give the cash and assets to a TARP recipient. He did not foreclose on borrowers, but worked with them.

        Democrats and Rebublicans get out of the way and let us get the job done right!

 
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