The most likely reason that you have trouble finding much about Ron Paul on the BBC is the same reason that the American media has often
or even ignored
him. He have been dismissed! The media in the U.S., and elsewhere, has all but written off Ron Paul.
What little attention that Ron Paul has received is primarily because of his use of the internet to reach a bloc of young, tech-savvy potential
to raise funding for his campaign. Ironically enough, as an aside, this bloc of potential voters
fall into a demographic that
typically won't even show up at the polls to vote.
Because the media has already "written" Ron Paul off as an 'alternative candidate' with little to no chance of winning the presidency, he is
viewed as mere curiosity. With television, radio and print space being at a premium, the media has simply chosen -- as a business and 'newsroom'
decision -- to ignore him. Instead, they concentrate upon the candidates who are deemed as 'having a chance'!
I know, this is viewed as being patently unfair. It probably is. But, in the same breath, what choice do the news media, as business', really have?
Should they cover every
candidate who tosses his hat into the ring? Probably but they don't. If they did, you would have heard about some
of the other
presidential candidates and their campaigns.
For example, have you ever heard of Jedidiah Kennedy Banks? What about Daniel Barnett? NO? What about Dewey Broughman or Susan Ducey? Should the
news media devote campaign coverage to Cap Fendig, David Furniss, Dan Gilbert, Mildred Howard and Dr. Mark Klein? Should the debates have included
William Koenig, Alden Link, Stephen Macmillan, Yehenna Joan Mary Malone, James Mitchell, Jesus Muhammed, Launeil Sanders and Dr. Jack Shepard? If
they did, it sure would have been a crowded stage. The debate would have taken hours (and a lot of chairs). And you know what? There would still
have been complaints from the Presidential campaigns of Michael Charles Smith, Richard Michael Smith, Keith Sprankle, Corrogan Vaughn, Virgil Wiles
and Vernon Wuensche! They are all Presidential candidates
! And there are still more!
Here is, as far as I have been able to discover, a complete list of
that you may not have heard about and that the media has "neglected" to tell you about
[edit on 1/12/2008 by benevolent tyrant]