Did anyone watch Leno last night (9/13/11)? In his opening act, he was preparing a joke on the Republican Debate, which would turn out to be focused
on Rick Perry. However, he managed to get a shot in a Ron Paul too. Here is how is happened:
Jay was describing the candidates in the debate, and named them as (not verbatim as I cannot remember all the names used, but here is the gist) the
pizza guy, the crazy lady, the crazy guy, and the even crazier guy (which was Ron Paul's picture), and others...
Now, as I said above, this joke was not even directed at Ron Paul...it turned out to be a joke on Perry stating that he could not be bought for $5000.
So, why did the media feel the need to deem Ron as the even crazier guy?
It is truly unfortunate, the power that the media has over the people. I wonder how many Americans will that that 1 second jab at Ron Paul,
internalize it, and make it their own view - without researching candidates on their own?
Speaking with first hand knowledge, I remember a few years back when I first heard of Ron Paul, and some people I knew where supporting him, I fell
victim to this. I remember thinking that he had no shot and was, for lack of a better term, "crazy." So, I brushed him off. Being on ATS has made me
realize the way things work, in terms of the media, and I am happy to say that I have done my homework and do not trust 1% of what the media tells
Let's just hope that one day, every American Citizen can say that too.
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edit on 14-9-2011 by MarshMallow_Snake because: Added last line.