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Paul: Fox News is 'scared of me'
Boston Globe ^ | December 29, 2007 | James Pindell

Posted on 12/29/2007 12:26:12 PM PST by StopTheNAU

PLAISTOW, N.H. -- Ron Paul said the decision to exclude him from a debate on Fox News Sunday the weekend before the New Hampshire Primary is proof that the network "is scared" of him.

"They are scared of me and don't want my message to get out, but it will," Paul said in an interview at a diner here. "They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative."

Paul's staff said they are beginning to plan a rally that will take place at the same time the 90-minute debate will air on television. It will be taped at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown.

"They will not win this skirmish," he promised.

The Fox debate occurs less than 24 hours after two back to back Republican and Democratic debates on the same campus sponsored by ABC News, WMUR-TV and the social networking website Facebook.

Paul, the Republican Texas Congressman, was wrapping up his final day of campaigning in New Hampshire until the Iowa Caucuses on Thursday.

He spent much of the day campaigning at diners in Manchester and Plaistow and downtown walks in Derry and Exeter.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debates; foxnews; gopdebates; marines; nh2008; ronpaul
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No Duncan Hunter either....
1 posted on 12/29/2007 12:26:13 PM PST by StopTheNAU
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To: StopTheNAU
"They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative."

Well, that's good, Ron; they aren't conservative. Thank you for pointing out the obvious.

Why is this man still around?
2 posted on 12/29/2007 12:27:15 PM PST by Terpfen (It's your fault, not Pelosi's.)
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To: StopTheNAU

No need for his “message” to “get out” ~ whatever he says it is, his followers will tell us that it was something else right after he says it.


3 posted on 12/29/2007 12:27:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: StopTheNAU

Fox News is pushing Rudy Guiliani, they’re not showing much of Ron Paul or any of the other candidates. Only reason Huckabee is getting airtime is because he’s the current polls leader in Iowa.


4 posted on 12/29/2007 12:29:18 PM PST by xrp (Ron Paul: The RIGHT way to vote for freedom.)
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To: StopTheNAU

So RP is attacking Fox News, just like the rest of the left. Hmmm.

BTW, I’m scared of RP, too. He’s a dangerous nut job.


5 posted on 12/29/2007 12:29:23 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: StopTheNAU

Are they really scared of RP, or do they think he might be beamed up to the Mother Ship and not be available to appear?


6 posted on 12/29/2007 12:30:03 PM PST by Theresawithanh (This is my tagline. FRED!!!!!!)
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To: StopTheNAU

While I completely disagree with Paul on the war and other issues, I think his presence, as well as those of all candidates running, add something to the debates that is necessary - dissent, strong positions and defense of those positions and accentuated differences. Would allowing Paul to participate catapult him into the front runner? No, but debate is healthy and I hope Fox News allows Paul, Hunter and even Keyes to participate in their debate.


7 posted on 12/29/2007 12:30:03 PM PST by wastedpotential
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To: StopTheNAU

Never confuse fear with derision.


8 posted on 12/29/2007 12:30:08 PM PST by joebuck
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To: StopTheNAU

We mocked the Dems when they refused to go on Fox. Should we be less scornful when Fox refuses to air a candidate whose numbers show him in the pack? Warts and all, Paul should be on the stage with the others.


9 posted on 12/29/2007 12:31:20 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: StopTheNAU
I'm scared of you too Ron. A loony running for president. Used to be you'd only find those on the left.




U.S. Army Retired


10 posted on 12/29/2007 12:31:37 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (Mitt to supporters: "DON'T TRY TO DEFEND MY LIBERAL RECORD. BELITTLE THEM WITH PERSONAL ATTACKS")
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To: xrp
Fox News is pushing Rudy Guiliani

That's obvious.

I wouldn't vote for this guy if he were the only one on the stage.

11 posted on 12/29/2007 12:31:56 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: xrp
Only reason Huckabee is getting airtime is because he’s the current polls leader in Iowa.

FNC is promoting Huckabee in Iowa as a stalking horse for Giuliani. Everybody knows Huck ain't gonna get the nomination, but he'll make it tougher for the anti-Rudy candidate, which, at this time, looks like Mitt Romney.
12 posted on 12/29/2007 12:32:26 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Terpfen
"Why is this man still around?"

It must be an inside job.


13 posted on 12/29/2007 12:33:46 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: StopTheNAU
Nausea = Fear.

Does Ron Paul take other cues from the gay movement?

14 posted on 12/29/2007 12:34:26 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck is the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aren't going.)
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To: StopTheNAU

“Fair and balanced,” my ass.


15 posted on 12/29/2007 12:35:19 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Congratulations Brett Favre! All-time NFL leader in career passing yards)
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To: Terpfen
Why is this man still around?

Because nobody has actually voted yet. After that starts, maybe he can get guest host spots on the View.

16 posted on 12/29/2007 12:35:32 PM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: StopTheNAU

Ron Paul is a kook, but he is close to 10%.
He should be in the debate.


17 posted on 12/29/2007 12:38:18 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: dragnet2
"I wouldn't vote for this guy [Rudolph] if he were the only one on the stage."

Ditto that. Rudolph specializes in post-event posturing.

18 posted on 12/29/2007 12:38:48 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: StopTheNAU

LOL! After the way Paul embarrassed himself on MSNBC the other morning with Joe Scarborough, I’m sure FOX will be ringing him up to see if won’t come on and do his clown act for them.


19 posted on 12/29/2007 12:39:03 PM PST by Clara Lou (Thompson '08)
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To: StopTheNAU

20 posted on 12/29/2007 12:39:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: StopTheNAU

Oh, heck. I’m scared of you!

Scared of what will become of my Country should you somehow manage to ascend to the Presidency.


21 posted on 12/29/2007 12:39:47 PM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson is head and shoulders above the rest. Vote for America, vote for FRed!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

the more I heard of what he has to say, the more opposed I became to him. I’d let him on and have him answer a question about his views on Lincoln before a live audience of Republicans.


22 posted on 12/29/2007 12:40:11 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: StopTheNAU
Note to Ron Paul:

You are just a naturally scary guy. Deal with it.

I would sooner vote for MY favorite Martian:

They both want to destroy Earth, but at least Marvin is honest about it.

23 posted on 12/29/2007 12:40:12 PM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: StopTheNAU
"They are propagandists for this war"

Sounds just like Michael Moore.
24 posted on 12/29/2007 12:40:51 PM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: Terpfen
Why is this man still around?

To make us all pine for the relative sanity of Ross Perot.

25 posted on 12/29/2007 12:41:23 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Life's a bitch, don't elect one President.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Agree....FOX is no better than CNN when they do such.

Keep Paul if not for the entertainment value alone.

That guy is at 10% now ?


26 posted on 12/29/2007 12:41:31 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: StopTheNAU

I don’t watch fox news anymore, and this is pretty much why. Rudynews can exclude whoever they want, but they look silly in the process...considering Paul is doing better than Thompson in New Hampshire.


27 posted on 12/29/2007 12:41:36 PM PST by Tears of a Clown
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To: wastedpotential
This isn’t just a “debate”, it is supposed to be a debate between Republicans running for President. It should be limited to such.
28 posted on 12/29/2007 12:42:29 PM PST by DB
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To: StopTheNAU
Its a conspiracy I tell you.. it is all about Paul.. the faux news execs sit up late at night thinking of was to bash Paul..

What I love to do is watch here how in one forum topic they are celebrating all of the media attention Paul is getting while in another thread they are complaining he isn't getting media attention.

Reminds me of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:


29 posted on 12/29/2007 12:43:25 PM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul- Politically the bastard love child of David Duke and Cindy Sheehan)
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To: Squantos

“That guy is at 10% now ?”

I saw that number in one poll somewhere within the past week.

But maybe the sample was the residents of a correctional facility!


30 posted on 12/29/2007 12:43:33 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: StopTheNAU
Paul: Fox News is 'scared of me'

Funny. He seems housebroken to me...

31 posted on 12/29/2007 12:43:37 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: StopTheNAU

For someone who never served a day in combat, Paul sure loves to use military metaphors.


32 posted on 12/29/2007 12:43:45 PM PST by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the JuConstitution?)
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To: Squantos

Nationally, 4% with a 5%-6% margin of error.


33 posted on 12/29/2007 12:44:02 PM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul- Politically the bastard love child of David Duke and Cindy Sheehan)
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To: StopTheNAU

Heck, Dr. Paul, I’m scared of you. Begone!


34 posted on 12/29/2007 12:44:39 PM PST by sono (Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.)
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To: StopTheNAU

Fox News isn’t frightened or scared of you Dr. Paul, it’s just that you stomach churning, projectile vomiting, disgust them to include the lefties on Fox News.


35 posted on 12/29/2007 12:45:02 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1944830/posts


36 posted on 12/29/2007 12:45:14 PM PST by pookie18
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To: DB

Whether we agree with them or not, they are Republicans running for president. Some would argue that only their favorite 2 candidates should debate to limit the field. I think a healthy robust debate inside of our party is what will give us the strongest nominee against the RATS.


37 posted on 12/29/2007 12:45:43 PM PST by wastedpotential
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To: StopTheNAU

38 posted on 12/29/2007 12:46:14 PM PST by sticker
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To: dragnet2

Fox News Sunday’s guest this critical weekend before the IA caucuses is Fred Thompson, not Rudy Giuliani.

If Paul says Fox isn’t conservative, that’s fair. Maybe he could tell his pals on the left who think Fox is more rightwing than any Republican. It’s equally fair to say Paul is not a Republican. He should not be in either the debate or the Republican primary.


39 posted on 12/29/2007 12:46:58 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: StopTheNAU

Ron Paul, an elderly con Libertarian with Elmer Fudd features, a feminine lisp that called Ronald Reagan a dramatic failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln is accusing Fox News of being fraidy cats of the big bad Paul con Revolution? Paul reminds me once again, why he is a joke. A bad joke.


40 posted on 12/29/2007 12:47:53 PM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul called Reagan a Dramatic Failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln.)
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To: wastedpotential

Paul is not a Republican.


41 posted on 12/29/2007 12:48:36 PM PST by DB
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To: StopTheNAU

It will be good just to see the serious candidates there.

Ron Paul is good for a laugh, though.

Duncan Hunter keeps on saying “I built the wall between Mexico and San Diego”. lol


42 posted on 12/29/2007 12:50:45 PM PST by barryg
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To: DB
" Paul is not a Republican. "

Kick him and his 3% out of the party. Republicans won't need them in any State. Maybe.

43 posted on 12/29/2007 12:52:01 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: SandRat

Doesn’t cindy sheehan support paul?
If true, all I need to know.


44 posted on 12/29/2007 12:52:29 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: gate2wire
Here you go:


Cindy Sheehan and Stormfront Leader Jamie Kelso at a Ron Paul rally in Ft. Worth.

45 posted on 12/29/2007 12:53:38 PM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul- Politically the bastard love child of David Duke and Cindy Sheehan)
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To: StopTheNAU

Canceling my cable due to FOX NEWS’ BAN on my candidate DUNCAN HUNTER!!!!!


46 posted on 12/29/2007 12:54:23 PM PST by yield 2 the right
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To: mnehrling

Thanks. Thought I had heard that somewhere.


47 posted on 12/29/2007 12:55:25 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: jrooney
The Paulbots on FR have convinced themselves that we are afraid of Paul because he is so powerful (I guess). They claim that our fear is the reason we come on the Paul threads. When actually we come here to laugh at them and their illusions about their candidate.
48 posted on 12/29/2007 1:01:54 PM PST by Ditter
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To: gate2wire
If only Sheehan was the worst of his cult.

Paul with Stormfront founder Don Black (and his son).
49 posted on 12/29/2007 1:03:31 PM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul- Politically the bastard love child of David Duke and Cindy Sheehan)
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To: StopTheNAU

If Ron Paul has been in the past debates then I really don’t see excluding him from this one. The last debate where the exclusion was tried, there was no debate at all.

That said, for Paul to suggest it is out of fear of him is just silly. Hunter was excluded as well and I haven’t heard him make any such comments.

I am not sure Hunter cares, he has been set aside the entire time so I see no reason to change that now. Let the moderates fight it out all by themselves. Maybe the GOP will get a clue......but I doubt it.


50 posted on 12/29/2007 1:05:15 PM PST by WildcatClan (Vote Hunter for President)
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