Media Bias in Campaign 2012

Who’s Afraid of Ron Paul?

Ron Paul, M.D., is a longtime Congressman serving the state of Texas. Described as conservative, Constitutionalist, and libertarian, Paul has been termed the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party movement.
He is also one of the Republicans competing to be the GOP presidential nominee for 2012. In fact, a recent (August 23)Rasmussen Reports poll finds that Obama and Ron Paul are running almost dead even in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup.

This is the media’s coverage of Ron Paul compared to other 2012 candidates:

Here’s the chart presented as number of campaign stories:
Candidate               # of Campaign Stories
Barack Obama                    221
Mitt Romney                        120
Newt Gingrich                     112
Michele Bachmann            108
Donald Trump                      94
Sarah Palin                            85
Tim Pawlenty                        52
Jon Huntsman                      44
Rick Perry                               33
Ron Paul                                 27
Rick Santorum                      21
Herman Cain                         11
Tim Pawlenty got more media coverage than Ron Paul? Puleeze!!!!!

Why is that?

Is it because of Ron Paul’s adamant insistence that the “creature from Jekyll Island,” aka as the U.S. Federal Reserve System, be audited?
Or is it because Ron Paul recently warned that “They’re setting up the stage for violence in America“?
H/t beloved fellow Joseph.


About BruceMajors

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