Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ron Paul Marginalizes CNN

The CNN South Carolina Republican debate this evening, facilitated by CNN's John King, paid more attention to Ron Paul than did the Fox debates, but, like Fox,  CNN aimed to  avoid covering Paul, for Paul threatens corporate interests.  Time Warner owns CNN; Rupert Murdoch owns Fox. Paul's reference to the corporate media is more threatening to them than Newt Gingrich's elitist media.  Given that Paul's results have doubled  Gingrich's in the first two races (although Gingrich is out-polling Paul in South Carolina), there were many CNN camera shots that excluded Paul but included Gingrich, Romney and Santorum.  There were long periods when King completely ignored Paul.  Even on medical issues, concerning which Paul has more competence than the other candidates, King ignored him. Eventually, someone in the audience cried out about the imbalance, and King relented.

Even more revealing was Anderson Cooper's "360" post-debate analysis.  There was almost no mention of Paul.  I watched it simply to see how infrequently they mentioned Paul.  I left the room a few times, but I don't think they mentioned him at all.

Paul's anti-Fed platform profoundly threatens Anderson Cooper's employer, Time Warner, which would not have been formed 11 years ago without the Federal Reserve Bank's counterfeit liquidity. That AOL-Time-Warner merger bought martinis for investment bankers at the expense of the average American's real hourly wage.  What better example of mal-investment than Time Warner itself? What greater waste? How much did the Fed extract from the public to finance sleazy Wall Street investment bankers' fees for that value-destroying merger?  To hear Paul condemning mal-investment and the corporate media on Time Warner itself, the belly of the Wall Street beast, was cause for celebration.

It is Paul who is marginalizing CNN, King, and Cooper, not the reverse.  Only Paul raised the key issue: America's debt and its monetary policies.  Only  Paul was willing to state the obvious--America's, both Democrats' and Republicans', monetary policy is bankrupt.

As the public is beginning to see that only Ron Paul raised the chief issue facing America, monetary policy,  his numbers will continue to outpace expectations.  If he can continue the 20% level that he has won in New Hampshire and Iowa, he will transform American political dialogue. Paul is the most radical major candidate since Eugene V. Debs polled 913,693 votes for the Social Democratic Party in 1920.    The Progressive system that socialist Debs advocated, and that Republican socialist Theodore Roosevelt implemented, has failed.  Ron Paul is the only candidate in either party willing to discuss its failure. 


jim dollinger said...

very good, agree cpmletely.

jseverson said...

Completely agree. The audience yelling and booing when John King refused to let the only doctor on the stage answer the question on abortion made my night. That and Ron Paul's reply to Santorum: "You are overly sensitive."

Anonymous said...

Excellent post! I think you've encapsulated the mission of this blog and our challenge.

Anonymous said...

He was mentioned once in the hour on 360, by the democratic strategist. King cut her off then went to commercial.

Christopher Sarsfield