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Fox News candidly ignored Ron Paul during Iowa Caucus

hayneMichael080311_optBY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

For masochists or anyone brave enough to have willingly stayed up late and endured the results from Tuesday’s less than spectatacular Iowa caucus, you might have noticed something askew about the coverage.

Fox News’ website depicting the districts that former senator Rick Santorum won in a dark shade of brown, although inadvertently hilarious given Mr. Santorum’s, ahem, Google problem, isn’t the unusual coverage-related issue. In fact, the issue was Fox News ignoring Ron Paul’s close third in Iowa and boldly declaring it a “two-way” match-up.

It’s a increasingly become more and more obvious that Fox News is no fan of Ron Paul and it’s transparently clear as to why: Ron Paul espouses a non-interventionist foreign policy (akin to a Republican speaking up for gays) and has repeatedly called for an end to the fruitless war on drugs (akin to a Republican speaking up for gays).

And though Ron Paul doesn’t particularly care for the company of homosexuals, he’s nonetheless firmly believes it is not the responsibility of Washington to dictate how citizens live their private lives. All of which makes for a very angry pretend news network -- preferring the company of Romney and Santorum, two utterly empty and unprincipled RNC mannequins that robotically parrot oversimplified Republican talking points.

It was still relatively early when Ron Paul trailed both Romney and Santorum, both tied at 25, with a respectable 21 percent. But Fox didn’t seem to care.



 
Comments (3)
3 Saturday, 07 January 2012 19:15
The Builder
Fox News will be looking for a new market place after Ron Paul is elected president! They have no credibility anymore. Anyone who watches that news must be have sucked up the mind conditioning over time, all the way!
2 Thursday, 05 January 2012 21:28
Jaayy
Fox is reading: “The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia,” by David King. It is a compelling work about how the state and state media attempted to remove opponents of the incumbent regime from the news and the historical record.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/Commissar-Vanishes-Falsification-Photographs-Stalins/dp/B00007D037/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325816724&sr=8-1
1 Thursday, 05 January 2012 20:47
sovereign
Just a thought, if we're going to be rounding up the numbers, then we should probably round up Ron Paul's too because he got more than a flat 21%... romney and santorum technically both got 24.5% and Paul got 21.5% or 25%,25%,22% respectively

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