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January 5, 2008 3:49 pm EST
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign praises the New Hampshire Republican Party’s decision to pull its sponsorship of the Fox News forum in protest of Fox’s decision to exclude Congressman Ron Paul.
“While we understand that FOX News continues to move forward it is with regret, the New Hampshire Republican Party hereby withdraws as a partner in this forum.”
NASHUA, N.H.--An online protest is growing over presidential candidate Ron Paul's exclusion from a Fox News debate here on Sunday, even though other Republicans receiving fewer votes in Iowa or scoring lower in the polls were invited.
Paul received a fifth-place 10 percent of the GOP vote in Iowa's caucus Thursday, ahead of Rudy Giuliani, who received 3.5 percent. He's also ahead of Fred Thompson in New Hampshire polls, polling 7 percent to Thompson's 2 percent.
But both Giuliani and Thompson still appear to be invited to Sunday evening's debate sponsored by Fox News and the New Hampshire Republican Party. Paul isn't.
Ron Paul: Fox News Is "Beyond A Joke"
Presidential candidate slams decision to exclude him from forum
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, January 4, 2008
January 4th, 2008 at 8:45 am GMT
Ron Paul finished 5th? Hmmm. Here on the West Coast, NBC didn’t even mention his name during the entire broadcast. When the results were finally announced, Paul wasn’t shown even shown on the chart. I believe NBC had Thompson in 5th place. While NBC talked about how much money Huckabee and Romney spent in Iowa, nothing was ever said about the $20 million Paul raised in the last quarter and what it bought him. And I can’t count the number of times the words “major candidates” were used as a way of dismissing Paul. NBC never uttered his name once! I wish I had a screen shot of the final NBC results showing that Paul’s name did not appear.
January 4th, 2008 at 11:29 am GMT
As an observer from Canada, I initially thought that the supposed “mainstream media bias” against Ron Paul was bunk! I no longer think that anymore! The evidence seems fairly clear.
However, it is amazing that most mainstream medias around the world mentioned the top four Republican finishers in their PRINT EDITIONS and then also mentioned sixth place finisher, Rudy Guiliani, but most didn’t mention Ron Paul (except on BLOGS like this one.)
Posted by: Rob | December 30, 2007 6:57 PM
Fox is doing a great DIS-Service to the American people by excluding Ron Paul. I don't think the Lame Stream Media understands exactly how much popularity Ron Paul really has, and how much his ideas are resonating with Americans. The American people aren't stupid, and we understand the dire situation our country is headed in. Especially the economic crisis we are going to suffer. The Dollar is declining in value week after week, U.S. imperialism goes unchecked at the expense of our Republic, and we middle class Americans are overtaxed, and over-regulated.
We The People are not going to let a Lame media stand in the way of progress and restoring The Constitution. Ron Paul is the only candidate offering REAL solutions to REAL problems. Ron Paul has my vote.
Posted by: Frank Bank | December 30, 2007 7:24 PM
I have emailed my disgust with this decision to Fox News. I will no longer be one of its viewers and I will not support its sponsors or advertisers. I would also encourage anyone who owns News Corp. stock (NWS) to sell it immediately and hit them where it hurts. As an American, I am ashamed of our media. How can someone who speaks the truth, has integrity and then raises 19 million dollars be excluded and shunned from a debate? Pathetic.
FOX affiliates will lose their FCC license over this Ron Paul Black out. They will not have served the public interest to exclude any party candidates.
There will be 100,000 emails of "public record"
"FCC Public File"
"Not acting in the public interest"
1) At the beginning of EACH email or FAX to an affiliate (actual broadcaster, not the network) ask that the comment be placed in their "FCC Public File." They are required to comply with your request.
This "Public File" is reviewed by the FCC each time that station's license is up for renewal. Not getting a license renewed means the station is worthless.
Give your opinion that the broadcaster is "Not acting in the public interest" and give detailed reasoning.
We can specifically start slamming each affiliate under the FCC "Equal Time Rule."
2) Comment to the FCC directly on media ownership:
Check next to "Media Ownership Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Docket 06-121 "
1-866-418-0232 FAX: toll-free
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Chairman Kevin J. Martin: KJMWEB@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein: Jonathan.Adelstein@fcc.gov
Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate: email@example.com
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
...and make sure to comment how NewsCorp is "acting against the public interest."
Posted by: D. Scott Slocum | December 30, 2007 11:48 PM
Originally posted by Becker44
Look I'm not trying to anger you or other Paul supporters but come on man! This guy is insignificant in this race.
Did you watch the debate last night?
the good Doctor claimed 9/11 took place because of our presence in the Middle East. Prior to 9/11 our footprint was very minimal.
His numbers are low...
It is not like he is an significan player...
He's not going to be president...
He's not going to become president...
Ron Paul, on that theory is not going to be president
He is not going to be president...
He has been running for a long time...
but, he is rather provocative and stimulates debate...
why not pull up another chair?
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
I agree with Fox's decision to exclude him. He isn't even a blip on the national scene.