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Ron Paul Campaign Statement on Morning Media Incident
Paul For President ^ | 1-10-12 | Paul For President

Posted on 01/10/2012 9:14:39 AM PST by tcrlaf

CONCORD, N.H. – Jesse Benton, national campaign chairman for the Ron Paul campaign, released the following statement today in regards to the media incident in Manchester, NH this morning:

“Dr. Paul has been committed to meeting one on one with New Hampshire voters, and has aggressively campaigned at town halls, house parties, and meet and greets since early last spring.

“This morning, he attempted to hold an event at Moe Joe’s Diner in Manchester, to speak with patrons and supporters in the last push before the New Hampshire primary. Unfortunately, Dr. Paul and his family were forced to leave early after over 120 members of the press created a mob-like atmosphere that was deemed to be unsafe for the candidate, Moe Joe’s customers, and reporters themselves.

“The campaign had planned to cover our normal degree of media interest, which is always ample. However, a significant increase in the press corps, largely driven by an influx of foreign journalists, exceeded all expectations.

“Mrs. Paul herself, attempting to campaign alongside her husband, was shoved aside by one reporter and told to “get out of the way.”

“While we are very welcoming of media coverage and grateful for the interest in Dr. Paul and his campaign, basic safety simply must come first. On behalf of Dr. Paul and his campaign team, I would like to apologize to customers at Moe Joe’s who may have been distressed by this incident, and extend our gratitude and apologies to the owners, who were kind enough to have us.

“We ask the press, at all upcoming events over the next day and a half, to be respectful of both Dr. Paul and of New Hampshire voters, who are entitled to examine their candidates in a safe and responsible atmosphere.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: enemedia; media; mob; ronpaul; rupaul; wrongpaul
Stumbled across this on Twitter a few minutes ago.

Seems the media mobbed him this morning.

For the record, I am NOT a Ron Paul suppoerter.

1 posted on 01/10/2012 9:14:49 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
“Mrs. Paul herself, attempting to campaign alongside her husband, was shoved aside by one reporter and told to “get out of the way.”

I would rather Wrong Paul get out of the way.

2 posted on 01/10/2012 9:18:01 AM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: tcrlaf

Like Paul or not, this is disgusting behavior by the MSM, yet it is not a surprise.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 9:18:22 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: tcrlaf
“Dr. Paul has been committed to meeting one on one with New Hampshire voters, and has aggressively campaigned at town halls, house parties, and meet and greets since early last spring.
 
 

So.... sounds like his agression is coming back to haunt him.
 
Whatever.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 9:21:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: tcrlaf

I saw this on the news yesterday. Unless, of course, they did it again today.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 9:21:54 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (We Can Take OUR Country Back--Perry 2012)
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To: tcrlaf
Stumbled across this on Twitter a few minutes ago. Seems the media mobbed him this morning. For the record, I am NOT a Ron Paul supporter.

As a supporter of Dr. Paul, I would like to thank you for finding this and putting it up.

6 posted on 01/10/2012 9:22:14 AM PST by JakeS (The Bible teaches me how to run my business and my family.)
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To: svcw

—Like Paul or not, this is disgusting behavior by the MSM... —

Didn’t they run a princess off the road a few years ago?


7 posted on 01/10/2012 9:22:56 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: tcrlaf

Sick SOBS.

I am not a Paul supporter either.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 9:23:54 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: tcrlaf
largely driven by an influx of foreign journalists
Is it just me or is it odd that foreign journalist would care about a 2nd tier candidate in a primary where only 250K voters are expected.
9 posted on 01/10/2012 9:24:08 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Dr. Paul has been committed”

That’s as far as I read. 8^)


10 posted on 01/10/2012 9:25:12 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: tcrlaf

““Mrs. Paul herself, attempting to campaign alongside her husband, was shoved aside by one reporter and told to “get out of the way.”

This is dispicable. Frenzy. I wouldn’t want my candidate treated like this no matter what his/her ideas were. I wouldn’t want my dog treated like this. He’s a United States Congressman duly elected. His son is a United States Senator duly elected. I have had it. As Governor Perry says, I’m “Fed Up.” The MainStreamMob controls everything.


11 posted on 01/10/2012 9:26:42 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: svcw

BUMP!

Mrs. Paul told the MSM what we have been saying for decades: “get out of the way.”

When the Media, foreign or domestic, becomes part of the news, then the Media is guilty of manipulating the news.


12 posted on 01/10/2012 9:27:25 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: tcrlaf
Seems the media mobbed him this morning.

The ONLY reason the media pays any attention to this loon, is that they think it hurts the GOP objective of nominating our best candidate by splitting the vote. Reminds me of this media mob from the '08 campaign ....


Mike Huckabee's huge ego is stoked by a willing phalanx of MSM seeking to take a <5%er and create havoc in the GOP primary. Think Operation Chaos. It gave us McQueeg.

13 posted on 01/10/2012 9:27:50 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: JakeS; darkwing104; 50mm; Old Sarge; TheOldLady
As a supporter of Dr. Paul, I would like to thank you for finding this and putting it up.


Why are you here?
14 posted on 01/10/2012 9:28:55 AM PST by GQuagmire (Pats 35 Denver 21 next week)
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To: tcrlaf
Video

15 posted on 01/10/2012 9:31:33 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: JakeS

I am an active anti Ron Paul guy, but I’ll stand in support of him not being mobbed by the press...if this report is accurate.

The MSM is despicable, beginning with its treatment of Palin and continuing with horrible Debate moderation.

They are our enemies.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 9:33:31 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: tcrlaf

The media is using him. Once they are done using him, they will write him off. They don’t agree with his ideas; he must realize that. They are laughing at him while celebrating that he is hurting the others (just not their guy Mitt)


17 posted on 01/10/2012 9:35:19 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: rbmillerjr

You are correct the MSM are our enemies and should be treated as such.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 9:42:40 AM PST by rcofdayton
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To: tcrlaf

I say its a taste of the Doctors own medicine. It was his supporters that mobbed a Newt rally and had it shut down.

Good for the goose in my opinion.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 9:49:14 AM PST by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

ROFL, if only.


20 posted on 01/10/2012 9:51:26 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Finatic

I agree with you. I don’t won’t to see anyone being hurt but Paul and his out of control supporters (some are dems keeping him alive) have caused this. Each side is using one another though when the left wing media is done with Paul, they will crush him.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 9:58:50 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Finatic

“I say its a taste of the Doctors own medicine. It was his supporters that mobbed a Newt rally and had it shut down.”

It did seem a fitting kind of karma for the little sob, didn’t it?


22 posted on 01/10/2012 10:02:18 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: JakeS

” - - - As a supporter of Dr. Paul, - - - “

Welcome to Free Republic! Glad to have you here showing the courage of your convictions! Word of advice: develop a thick skin quickly, as all of us mean well, but often express ourselves in, shall we say, a simple, short-hand method.

___________________

Rep. Dr. Ron Paul is the only Candidate now running who:

1.) Has a cohesive platform that will cut BASELINE Federal spending.

2.) Insists that all of the planks in his platform are consistent with the US Constitution.

3.) Accepts the fact that the USA can no longer financially afford to be the World’s policeman.

4.) Fully understands how to dismantle the Federal medical “entitlements” of Medicare, Medicaid, and the illegal Obama”care.”

These positions set Dr. Paul apart from the rest of the Candidates who stubbornly cling to the time-honored traditions of The Bipartisan Cave-In by the RINO Political Party. (Democrats NEVER cave-in, but they still call it Bipartisan.)

I enjoy reading about the furor caused by Ron Paul rocking the boat. Paul offers a clear break to the RINO Party, and thus has triggered the fear emotion of “fight or flight” among many faithful RINOs.

Four years from now, Senator Rand Paul will probably run for POTUS. Watch closely this year, and compare what you see to what Rand will be saying 3 years from now.

As usual, the “most electable” RINO will be chosen as the Party Nominee, a failed and time tested method of “playing not to lose,” just like in football.

Nonetheless, Rep. Paul has defined a platform that the RINO Party must take some planks from to avoid going the way of the Whig Political Party.

I salute the courage of your convictions, and enjoy FREE REPUBLIC


23 posted on 01/10/2012 10:15:30 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: tcrlaf

Guess he knows how the Santorums feel. Or Newt. Or Michele Bachmann. All of whom have been mobbed by his supporters.


24 posted on 01/10/2012 10:24:37 AM PST by mockingbyrd
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To: GQuagmire
Why are you here?

Because I could not stand the idea of going to Massachusetts, the land of barney frank, ted kennedy and mitt romney.

25 posted on 01/10/2012 10:25:24 AM PST by JakeS (The Bible teaches me not to fear what man can do, but instead ot fear God.)
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To: rbmillerjr
I am an active anti Ron Paul guy, but I’ll stand in support of him not being mobbed by the press...if this report is accurate.

The MSM is despicable, beginning with its treatment of Palin and continuing with horrible Debate moderation.

They are our enemies.

Thank you.

26 posted on 01/10/2012 10:26:31 AM PST by JakeS (The Bible teaches me not to fear what man can do, but instead ot fear God.)
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To: Graewoulf
I salute the courage of your convictions, and enjoy FREE REPUBLIC

Thank you.

27 posted on 01/10/2012 10:28:58 AM PST by JakeS (The Bible teaches me not to fear what man can do, but instead ot fear God.)
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To: Graewoulf

I do not support Ron Paul, but I salute him as his last campaign approaches its end. Since he would turn 80 during a first term as president, he is not a viable candidate. Time has passed him by, but he fought the good fight.

It will be interesting to see if he can influence things in a positive way going forward, but that is problematic given his suicidal foreign policy and his pandering to conspiracy theorists, which has distracted from his fiscal responsibility message.


28 posted on 01/10/2012 10:31:46 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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29 posted on 01/10/2012 10:43:15 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Graewoulf

I am far from a Ron Paul supporter, but if he is the only thing standing in the way of another Obama term, he has my vote.


30 posted on 01/10/2012 10:58:12 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: JakeS

It is I who should thank you! I took my reply to you and turned it into a new thread: “RON PAUL Changes the Republican Party, or Not?” Thanks!


31 posted on 01/10/2012 10:58:17 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: JakeS

Enjoy your short stay since your support for that nut Paul will earn you a quick shove out the door eventually.....

Do you like kitties?


32 posted on 01/10/2012 1:58:02 PM PST by GQuagmire (Pats 35 Denver 21 next week)
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To: GQuagmire
Enjoy your short stay since your support for that nut Paul will earn you a quick shove out the door eventually.....

Never threaten me.

33 posted on 01/10/2012 5:48:27 PM PST by JakeS (The Bible teaches me not to fear what man can do, but instead to fear God.)
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To: GQuagmire

Exactly who do you think YOU are, threatening folks who don’t toe YOUR party line? Get a grip, newbie.


34 posted on 01/10/2012 10:14:33 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: JakeS; dcwusmc

I’m not threatening anyone. You will get yourself zotted by preaching for your cult leader.......


35 posted on 01/11/2012 2:56:58 AM PST by GQuagmire (Pats 35 Denver 21 next week)
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To: Graewoulf
Ron Paul is also the only candidate here that will not support Israel against, and will take the side of the Palestinians to occupy Jerusalem, the only candidate to support legalized drugs/pedophilia/gay rights, and the only candidate that is absolutely not electable against Obama.

While he has many good ideas the idiocy far outweighs the sane. Ron Paul is a liberal through and through. He just tags himself with the libertarian/republican/conservative titles for convenience.

36 posted on 01/11/2012 3:21:36 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: GQuagmire

Sounds suspiciously like a threat to me, noob. Not your place to make such threats.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 9:59:56 AM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: dcwusmc

1. Who are you calling a noob? Six years is not a newbie.
2. I’m not a mod.I have no say on who gets the boot. If make a remark about someone’s silly devotion to a kook like Ron Paul and they can’t take it, too bad.
3. Mind your own business....


38 posted on 01/11/2012 10:25:00 AM PST by GQuagmire (Pats 35 Denver 21 next week)
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To: GQuagmire

1. Tell me that when you’ve got 14 years here, noob.

2. Only a dumb noob makes self-righteous comments like yours because only dumb noobs haven’t learned basic politeness and RESPECTFUL disagreement.

3. Encouraging common politeness should be EVERYONE’S job here. So calling you out on your crude, dumb comments is not only my sworn duty, but also my great pleasure.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 2:44:59 PM PST by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: GQuagmire
I’m not threatening anyone.

And don't ever!

40 posted on 01/11/2012 6:18:37 PM PST by JakeS (The Bible teaches me not to fear what man can do, but instead to fear God.)
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To: JakeS

Settle down,Paulbot.

I look forward to your zotting, whenever that may be....


41 posted on 01/12/2012 4:52:37 AM PST by GQuagmire (Pats 35 Denver 21 next week)
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To: GQuagmire
Settle down,Paulbot.
I look forward to your zotting, whenever that may be....

Settle down, rino. I look forward to your zotting, whenever that may be....

42 posted on 01/12/2012 11:01:43 AM PST by JakeS (The Bible teaches me not to fear what man can do, but instead to fear God.)
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