Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How the Mainstream Media is Drowning Out Qualified Candidates Like Ron Paul - Media Corruption is Now at Unprecedented Levels

In our post yesterday, we outlined the real strategy behind Fox News' active promotion of the unqualified "tea party" candidate Sarah Palin, while drowning out the qualified "tea party" candidate Ron Paul. Not to mention how with one swoop both Fox and the left-wing media, have succeeded in labeling ALL of Ron Paul's supporter "crazy tea-party folks".
Reality could not be farther from the truth. In fact Paul's base, as he says himself comprises largely of young college going voters. Moreover many finance professionals, who are equipped to truly fathom the extent of damage caused by the Fed's insane policies, count themselves as Ron Paul's supporters. This is evidenced by the wild success of Paul's "End the Fed" movement.
Not only this, many of Google's young and highly educated engineers, are also a part of these "crazy tea-party crowd" that supports Ron Paul, as can be seen in this excellent interview of Ron Paul organized by Google in 2007, where he outlines his ideas in detail. (Move to the end of the video, where Google employees ask Paul questions, and the extent of their admiration is clear). Thus unlike the media's portrayal, Ron Paul's base actually comprises of highly educated and intelligent people, not rural/right wing/neocon folks who can be roused by empty rhetoric.
Most interestingly, after Ron Paul's stunning win of the CPAC Presidential poll, a humiliated Fox News has been deliberately underplaying the event. According to a Raw Story report:
On its web site, Fox News said that the vote is "not necessarily a good forecaster" of conservatives' leanings nation wide. It is way early, it is unscientific," said a Fox News host, even as the split-screen showed Glenn Beck on stage at the conference.
Huckabee, now a paid Fox News contributor, joined other conservatives in kicking sand on Paul's victory, telling one of his coworkers that he abstained from CPAC because it had been taken over by libertarian activists.
CPAC has becoming increasingly more libertarian and less Republican over the last years, one of the reasons I didn’t go this year," he said, according to Politico.
Today, the main stream media is actively trying to prevent sensible candidates from gaining a foothold in the Presidential election. And ALL media outlets are complicit in this endeavour. While we especially dislike Fox News, MSNBC and CNN were not far behind in their blind adulation of Obama an untested candidate, whose policy views were unknown. They succeeded in drowning out the sensible candidate Dennis Kucinich.
As one analyst said today (unfortunately we forget his name or which channel he was on): the whole Presidential election strategy is now to throw out "fresh" faces in the election because then the media can ascribe any message to them. Tried and tested candidates have become "toxic", because they do not play well in the media blitz campaign. Which is why, Obama was the perfect candidate. No one knew anything about him. He was a blank slate and the media could ascribe "Hope" and "Change you can believe in" to him. The same goes for Scott Brown, the senator from Massachusetts. The only thing anyone knew about him was the fact that he drove a truck with 200,000 miles on it.
What has happened unfortunately is that the entire nation now votes based on which candidate is chosen by the main stream media such as Fox, CNN, MSNBC, Forbes Magazine etc.
Is this a Democracy?
Actual qualifications for the job no longer matter. People continue to blindly support either the Democrats or the Republicans (although, this is changing) and fail to see that BOTH parties are stuck in quicksand. Democrats do not want to cut any spending for the welfare state. Republicans don't want to cut any spending on defense or raise taxes on the rich. They both fail to see that their stalemate is causing the dollar to lose its reserve status and is ushering in a period of extreme suffering for ordinary folks along with the end of the American Empire.
As Ron Paul says: What we need today is a CUT in BOTH Welfare and Warfare. Of course the war fare cuts should come FIRST, and the welfare cuts should be tackled intelligently so that people are not driven to desperation. (Watch this video where he explains his strategy in detail). Before America goes preaching to Iran, perhaps the political class should fix things back home first.
Here are 2 interesting videos on this subject.

Even Pat Buchanan is talking a lot of sense these days.

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