Saturday, October 6, 2007

Recent Media 'Coverage' of Ron Paul

From the blog:

Washington Post and Ron Paul: The Soviet Press in America Posted by Daniel McAdams at October 6, 2007 08:45 AM

Here's a quiz:

Upon reading this headline, which appeared in the Washington Post this morning:

Looking Past the Elephant in The Room

GOP Contenders Keep Distance From Bush Legacy

who is the first Republican candidate for president that comes to mind?

You see where this is going already, don't you? Yes, astonishingly, nowhere in an article that one would assume is all about the Paul candidacy do you see Ron Paul mentioned by name or by inference. They even reach down to mention Huckabee, whose campaign is on life support, noting, erroneously, that he "laments the growing income inequality in America, a topic his fellow Republican candidates will not touch."

Other tortured avoidances of Ron Paul are almost comedic:

"To be sure, all of the leading Republican candidates are emphatic about winning the battle against terrorism. But the war in Iraq and the fight against terrorism are among their few areas of agreement as they look beyond the Bush years."

This is how a state-elite supporting press looks. This is how the press operates in totalitarian societies. It is the virtual psychiatric hospital of the Soviet Union, whither Ron Paul and others like him who challenge the system are relegated. Unseen. Unheard. Disappeared. This is how the press operates in countries the US euphemistically targets for "democratization" because of an unfree press. Freedom House? Don't they do a world survey of freedom of the press? Are you there? Oh, that's right: much of their budget comes from the very same elites who run the US government.

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