Skip to comments.Ron Paul is Censored by Fox News According to Online Analysis
Posted on 09/05/2007 8:22:29 PM PDT by rface
(FReeper thread from earlier today: Ron Paul Will Win Debate But Be Discredited)
[FOX News just declaired Ron Paul the winner in tonights debate....but Ron Paul's win has been discredited by Hannity]
Now to the article......:
An analyst at USAElectionPolls.com has recently published the frequency the top news sources mention each of the Republican candidates. As expected, the top tiered candidates were mentioned most often but by how much varied.
Their analysis found that the New York Times, USA Today, and CBS News were the fairest of all the news sources analyzed. The biggest "culprit" according to the web site was Fox News -- mentioning the Top 3 candidates almost five times as frequent as all the other candidates combined.
There were 13,000 references to Mitt Romney, 6,570 references to Rudy Giuliani, and 4,060 references to John McCain on the Fox News domain according to the Google searches that USAElectionPolls.com performed. Ron Paul was referenced the least of all candidates - 248 times.
The results suggest that Fox News mentions Mitt Romney in articles more than 50 times as frequent as they do Ron Paul. USAElectionPolls.com calls it "absurd" and continues on to say that in "no other news source is the disparity as large as it is on Fox News".
For the full article go to: http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/articles/ron-paul-silenced-by-fox-news.html
It looks like each presidential lineup from here on will have a comic relief candidate.
It’s only fair, the Dems have Mike Gravel.
It’s a conspiracy?
I think Rush Limbaugh is a Ron Paul supporter
People get paid to count this stuff?
Yeah, what we need is equal time. /sarc
I think that's a swell idea!
Thanks for that perspective!
ANOTHER PAUL THREAD! (Makes growling, snorting noises to convey the stereotype of Paul supporters)
We have a FReeper Fairness Doctrine.
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Paulbearers whine more than any 3 year old I’ve ever seen.
Trans world news, Does that have something to do with cross dressing are something??
So are you now officially a Ru supporter?
Therefore, we wholeheartedly support the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes on known terrorist states and organizations that are believed to present a clear threat to our freedom or national security........
And Romney would likely get 50x the votes of Paul!
I’m sick of the Ron Paul “I’m a victim” routine.
Let me guess. Per post #13, this means I should discontinue my support of Paul because he disagrees with the 2nd paragraph of the post, right? (Never-mind that he agrees with all the rest of it) Look buddy, I've always said from the get-go that I disagree with Paul on an immediate withdrawal from Iraq. But on all the other issues, including the other half of foreign policy (non-interventionist, no more meddling) he is dead on. Paul supports border security and a missile defense. He supports a strong defense. He is adamantly pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment. He would still be better than all of the Democrats and Rudy/Romney/McCain combined.
So if there's going to be a purge of Paul supporters then I need to know. I can respect JimRob not supporting Paul based on the WOT (and I agree that we shouldn't withdraw ASAP) and I'll discontinue posting on said threads. Please remember though that this website is still dedicated to stopping socialism and corruption in government, and that's something that Paul is completely against.
My support of Paul is more strategic than it is conditional. Paul is reforging the old Reagan coalition again - libertarians, independents, swing voters, Reagan Democrats - back into the GOP. If Fred's the nominee, he's going to need these supporters, so it's important that Paul is heard even if you disagree with his foreign policy.
Well we decided to look into this. So what we did was a raw Google search of how many times each of the Republican candidates have been mentioned on some of the popular news media.
They've got some serious methodology there.............................lol
As I said when I read this before, give em hell Jim
It’s like having Pat Buchanan’s older, smaller brother in the campaign... after downing a couple Red Bulls.
I was thinking it was like PeeWee Herman in an expensive suit.
Our a two-legged hemorrhoid, screaming for attention...
It’s like Cindy Sheehan and Pat Buchanan’s demon love child.
You don’t count Dennis Kucinich in the comic relief category on the left ? ;-)
Now there's a sentence you'll see about once in your lifetime.
You disagree with his stance on the Iraq War and nature of his opposition to the Federal Reserve.
I agree he often states conservative positions. However, I cannot accept the rationalization behind his earmarks. Tom Coburn has shown that position to be untenable for a principled conservative.
And Paul's opposition to the Iraq War is a deal-breaker. I will freely admit to being a single-issue voter in one regard - being opposed to the Iraq War is my single issue, above all others.
“You dont count Dennis Kucinich in the comic relief category on the left ? ;-)”
I stand corrected. The Justice League is blessed. The SuperFriends are doubly blessed.
I never figured you to be against the Iraq war. ?
Paul is the Republican equivalent of Howard Dean. Look how much he bragged on what he raised on the ‘net.
Who’s Ron Paul?
Seems like the ‘strong defense’ he supports is on our soil. I prefer to fight them on their soil.
If the media is limiting their coverage of things that Ron Paul has to say, then they’re doing him a favor in the Republican Primary. The more people hear him, the less they’re inclined to support him. I used to support him, but he’s clearly lost his mind and I can’t see how any Republican can support him now.
I guess I wasn't clear enough. Ron Paul's opposition to the Iraq War is the deal breaker for me.
I’m sick of RP and his “blame America first” act.
“FOX News just declaired Ron Paul the winner in tonights debate”...an online news poll.
BTW, they don’t much talk about Dewey either.
Who is Run Paul?
Ron Paul is the GOP Howard Dean. He’s the wannabe Republican Kucinich. Sure he’s sincere, but is sincerely nuts enough?
After listening to Ru Paul in this debate, he should be censored and censured. What a moron.
Wow. People REALLY don’t like him. He will go away soon enough. He is the best at “trying” to follow the Constitution . I was shocked though when I saw he is a porker too (and says it’s OK cause it’s for his district...) NEVER had a chance, but has been one of the more interesting candidates. All the others are flip-floppers except for Thompson, RudyG and uncan DHunter. Of those, I would have wished Hunter got more play. He’s been ignored from what I can see (in the non-internet world).
Ron Paul is a delusional megalomaniac. Anyone who supports him after that embarrassing performance at tonights debate is delusional as well.
I was more or less ambivalent to Ron Paul before tonight's debate, but at this point, I think he needs to be removed from the Republican party. I do not think that any of the other candidates should be forced to share a stage with this maniac. He demeaned everyone at that debate by his mere presence.