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Media Blackout on Ron Paul

Written by Gary North on January 11, 2012

Ron Paul came in second in New Hampshire. You would not know this from Google News’ top stories.

This comes as no surprise. The Establishment media are terrified of Paul. He is the first candidate for the Republican nomination in U.S. history who is truly in favor of minimal government. The last one who came close was Senator Bob Taft in 1952.  But Paul is far more anti-government than Taft.

The blackout is not perfect. You can find articles if you use Google to search for them. I found these. But, as of 4 a.m., I had to go looking. (I get up at 2:45. My work day begins at 2:50. My wife appreciates that I don’t need an alarm clock.)

It is not that the media think that Paul can win. Romney has too much support. What scares them is Paul’s message. It is resonating with too many voters, especially those under 30. These voters are learning that they are not alone. The people who own the mainstream media recognize this threat. When people find out that millions of voters share their anti-Establishment views, this gives them confidence.

Worse, Paul is building a huge mailing list. This mailing list can be as powerful as Richard Viguerie’s was. Viguerie got his list from the list of Goldwater’s donors in 1964. He built the modern conservative political movement with those 12,000 names and addresses. Paul will have a million email names and addresses — maybe more. And he can mail without paying postage.

This is a political turning point — the biggest in 48 years. Maybe more.

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49 thoughts on “Media Blackout on Ron Paul

  1. No suprise here. Our country hates to admit that they like messing in other peoples business.

  2. It looks like the new version of the Soviet Union is coming to America – what's next? Ration cards? We already have censorship(self-imposed by the liberal news media) – whatever happened to freedom? All the more reason to vote Obama out of office this November – it can't get here soon enough!

  3. Bill McCroskey says:

    Ron Paul energizes the age 18 to early 30's voters like NO other Republican national candidate does. A 76 year old person is spreading the 'seed' of the future of this country. Ron Paul's critics don't realize that this is one of the most important attributes Mr. Paul brings to the table. Any business in a true free market that lives off of 'what was' and ignores 'what is' is destined for ultimate failure. Ignore Ron Paul and his voting bloc at your own peril, both are not 'kooks' or anarchists. We are passionate in our interest to save this country from senseless military adventures and financial ruin.

  4. If you like TSA agents outside your local social security office, don't vote for Dr. Paul!

    Ron Paul 2012

  5. As I watched the NH Primary, it became obvious that the media wanted everyone to think the Romney was the decisive winner. Yet the numbers didn't reflect that between him and Ron Paul. It's too bad that there are so many pro big government individuals that selling the min-gov idea hasn't much of a chance to take hold. It may take root in the future. Too many people will fight it to the bitter end. All we can do at this point is hope for the best. I see a difficult future for the US of A.

  6. Interesting comment on free mail list. Surely, the political machine sees the danger of this.

  7. USA is done. Just a question of what is left over. Time for revolution.

  8. This country belongs to the youth anyway, Let them run it. It's time we started solving our own problems first, then the worlds.

  9. Cliffystones says:

    I watched Paul speaking to a crowd of supporters yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised that Fox News aired his speech. He's no lunatic, his arguments and observations were quite valid. Sure at his age he lacks the energy of a younger man, but he knows exactly what's going on.

  10. a younger man, so true and now is the time to hope for 'like father, like son' rand has some tome to go and maybe he wont get dirty in washington and then he can carry on his fathers crusade

  11. john cummins says:

    Can you elaborate on the 15%? I am curious as an old man that agrees with 95%, a significant figure!

  12. I an an old lady and I agree with 85% of all Ron says. Unfortunately, iI feel strongly against the other 15% So don't think only kids like him.

  13. john cummins says:

    And he energizes us old people as well!

  14. While I don't agree with the Media blacking out any candidate news , neither do I agree with alot of Ron Pauls ideas . He is out of touch with the workings of the real world and I would not vote for him . That said , this black out is just another example of the Media trying to manipulate the elective process

  15. Rand Paul for V.P.

  16. Very interesting. The old and the young like Ron Paul more than what then? The middle of young and old, perhaps the most recent group of conditioned people like him less. The young hasn't been indoctrinated to into believing the BS system, the old has learned and been around enough to see the the BS system. Those in the middle are too IN the system to see it.

  17. barbpatton says:

    Amen and Amen – The world is actually sick and tired of America always meddling in their domestic and internal affairs. But wait!!! things will change when ayatollah husien obama turns us into Saudimerica and then we will see what happens

  18. McRomney, Gangrinch, Santorum and Huntsmann have been quiet about the gestapo in the TSA, NSA, and BATF. Nothing about the chilling NDAA and the Patriot Act. If the RNC forces another mealy mouthed moderate on the public, I can assure you that the Independent voters will NOT vote for him. Ron Paul is reviled and subjected to ad hominem attacks from his own party. He was correct in predicting the collapse of Fannie and Freddie, the dramatic rise in food and gas prices, the loss of freedoms, the costs of the UNCONSTITUTIONAL wars, the use of Bush Jrs Patriot Act against citizens…But every one of the big $$$ candidates want the dictatorial powers that Barry has now.

  19. anyone who is busy minding his own busines properly has no time for minding someone else's business; the same goes for nations.

  20. I'm not quite as old as he, but very close, and I have plenty of energy. My mother had plenty of energy into her 90's. And modern research medicine has and is extending our functional lives every day.

  21. Absolutely!

  22. You have hit the nail on the head! We don't need an Obummer Jr., and that's what the rest of the lot of candidates all look like. Dr. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who can restore our America.

  23. Paul Warrior says:

    The big bottom line is that the anti-fed, anti-war, pro-constitution, pro-civil liberties Paul wing of the Republican party is growing, and the rest of the party and the media establishment can't stop it. This faction, indeed, is the only one that's actually growing in the GOP and attracting the next generation. Whatever primary success Paul achieves this year, will be dwarfed by Rand Paul or other 'liberty movement' successors to Ron Paul in future election cycles. What will the old GOP guard do once all these young recruits to liberty start voting consistently, and become 30, 40 or 50% of the party voting base?

  24. Gary, please tell us more about your sleep patterns. I'm serious!

  25. Grumpy Old Man says:

    74 and counting For Paul even if he was only 50% for limited government he would beat out Nut's and Romney. Even if some of his plans are radical they are only so because we have been lead to believe what is in place now is the standard. BS and Bull Pucky (is that a double positive) . We need change and need it to be radical as long as it CONFORMS TO THE CONSTITUTION Which is the foundation of Paul's agenda.

  26. Bill McCroskey says:

    Yep….I am so old…..I remember giving the operator a phone number…not dialing it !!! 464-J was my parents old phone number.

  27. Bill McCroskey says:

    Not only his sleep pattern…but where does he get his ideas day after day…month after month ..year after year for his essays and newsletters ? I have trouble coming up with different ideas to fix for our supper once a day.

  28. What a shame… FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: what a joke! HOLLOW words bordering on mockery. America is no longer WE THE PEOPLE neither has it been that for a very long time… probably since JFK.

    It has instead evolved (and I mean this in a negative sense of the word) into WE THE CORPORATIONS, WE THE BANKSTERS and WE THE MEDIA.

    If you seek proof; look no further than the mass media treatment OR LACK THEROF, of Ron Paul and his huge base of supporters. They are so frightened of this man that they have formed a conspiracy of silence by totally ignoring him completely.
    Oh they will say who came first and who came last and second last, but they WILL NOT MENTION that he came anywhere in between. Why is that? Do you think perhaps… just maybe… they think that if they ignore him, that you will come to the conclusion that the man hasn't got a chance AND that a vote for Paul would be wasted. Do you realize that THEY… Their plan just may be working??? Ron Paul is far from perfect: but HE does represent America's last, best hope for a return to a true REPUBLICAN form of government. Remember what Franklin said, when asked what form of government the newly founded US would be? He stated A REPUBLIC… IF YOU CAN KEEP IT! Paul is our best hope of returning to the government of the Constitution; to the government that the founders intended; a government of WE THE PEOPLE. Ron Paul IS our ONLY hope; don't let the 1% win…AGAIN!

  29. absolutely right on the money! Well said Paul Warrior

  30. Let me ask you something Wyatt. What exactly do you like about the real world?

    If Ron Paul were 45, and 6' 2" looked like JFK with the same political beliefs … He'd have the GOP Nomination all sewn up. I'm pretty sure that when he puts his hand on the bible and swears to up the uphold the Constitution, he actually votes that way. That's a hell of a lot more than I can say for the rest of them. Ron Paul is a mouth piece for the Constitution of the United States. How is that out of touch?

  31. They ignore Ron Paul, and they wonder why his supporters are ANGRY!

  32. fear is only fear open your eyes TSA is out side your door

  33. Are you taking action by writing to the media when they ignore Ron Paul?
    Or refusing to watch those stations?
    Rating is important in Hollywood, so make your voice heard before you completely lose it.

  34. Help Make Real Corrections Toward Saving Our Republic!
    Now Is the Time for All Good Men and Women to come to the aid of Our Country!
    Make the Difference and Take a Stand with other Good Men and Women.
    Info @ http://wakeupamerica.com/constitutionalbelievers
    If We Don’ WAKE UP AMERICA Now!!! This Is Our Future Now! http://www.infowars.com/government-censors-docume
    This Future is already here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6nchQl9JDg&fe
    America is on the precipice of demise! http://www.inflation.us/videos.html
    Take Care and GOD BLESS The Whole World!
    Mr. Harris

  35. Patriot Diva says:

    Unfortunately Wyatt, much of what is reported about RP's foreign policy and views on drugs are greatly distorted. Hopefully you are not believing the reports. You have to go directly to his website to find out what he really stands for.

  36. Hi Phyllis: I'm old too and absolutely agree with your view. Somehow I simply cannot trust Romney. There`s something about him that makes me feel rather uncomfortable. Wish Ron Paul were a little younger. But he certainly knows what has to be done and how. I'm praying that all US voters think carefully when casting their vote next primary. Obummer must be ousted, yes or yes. America does not deserve to have him nor anyone like him. He definitely is a disgrace and when he becomes former-president he must be indicted so that he may never again be able to act, even as a private lawyer.

  37. just sayin says:

    If Ron Paul is honest, then he is incompetent as a manager in my opinion. Here is the fact. Please don’t blather on about NWO, Neo Cons and the like. Just make your determination which one he is and then temper your future comments using common sense rather than Mantra! His views that were written about in HIS newsletters for years with HIS name on them are scary. He claims that he did not know what they were writing for years. To me, that sounds like irresponsible management AT MINIMUM. How can someone who cannot even supervise his OWN newsletters manage international affairs and the US government. So IF he is honest, he is irresponsible and incompetent AT THE LEAST. My belief is that he DID know what was in his newsletters for YEARS and did supervise what went in there. THAT would make him patently dishonest by claiming that he did not know. What would the average person think if they were not a PaulBot or a cult member? My guess would be the latter but the former is possible. Which do you believe, since you claim he is the ONLY honest one? Is he irresponsible and incompetent or dishonest?

  38. just sayin says:

    So this is where all the Ron Paul Supporters hang out! Better than Obama, I guess, but not much different on foreign policy. Both are dangerous.

  39. shawnforfreedom says:

    news flash, i am a white 51 year old producer of fuel ,food and housing.i started a business when i was 5 years old with my brother collecting cow manure. at 48 i lost all of it , 3mil. however i was able to convert my rage to voracious reading. this led me to the knowledge of the truth of the economy and its political underpinnings. i knew what to do. i took some of the huge borrowing power i still had left. converted it to a quick profit ,using some of ron pauls genius . my point is this. any intelligent human would love the truth that ron paul and the constitution espouse . yes there are age groups that tend to congregate.
    as time goes on the truth will come out more fully, this will even out the groups and ron paul will be seen as correct by the majority. i just hope it will happen in time. otherwise america and the world will undergo the greatest crash and horrific suffering in human history . BY FAR … this comes ,not from a man of talk, but a man of action and accomplishment. there is a big difference.

  40. Horseman_II says:

    I was for the tea party,but what gives'?The tea party backs anyone but Ron Paul ….. Since Ron Paul started this movement ,,,, if you had backed him from the start, he would probably be in Romney's place. Or does the media scare you into thinking what a crazy man he is…He is a brilliant man ,with our future in mind and I think he knows more about economics than the rest of congress put together!!!! If you talk the talk ,then walk the walk ,or then again maybe you are, or would like to convert to mormanism,or the muslim faith that is everyones choice to make, just not my choice

  41. Ann Wilson Kingsley says:

    Ronald Reagan stated the philosophy of our Founding Fathers was Libertarianism. Vote for Ron Paul for president!

  42. Patriot Diva says:

    The media is lying about Ron Paul's foreign policy. Don't take their word for it, go to his website.

  43. I will not vote for any one but Ron Paul he is not a nut like the news say and yes they are scared to deat he will win and take away there crooked ways and laws wake up this is are last cance to take back are country

  44. As a silly old Grandpa of 4 great young men and a woman, I'm pleased to say that I support Ron Paul for several reasons . First of all, he represents the proper direction to a good future for our country, and can also provide some fixes to our immediate problems. The other candidates are like bho in that they offer no real solutions to the Fed Res. System or other bloated government agencies. His agenda, " Eliminate them and quit throwing good money after bad." Ron Paul believes in the Constitution, and will work to restore the freedoms stolen from us by the current and past administrations. I believe that he cares deeply for our Allies, including Israel, and wants them to be in positions of power which will benefit all of the countries that promote real and forward looking civilization. Yes he has demonstrated that he's a god-fearing man, we really need a leader like that. I could go on, there are MANY other good things to admire about this man, and I think it's time we quit listening to those who seek to destroy his campaign, thereby jettisoning our chances to save America for future generations.
    So in 2012, after voting in every election since 1960, I'll be voting for and supporting Ron Paul.

  45. Blair Franconia, NH says:

    Ron Paul=racist.

  46. Bill McCroskey says:

    Blair: Would you offer up proof of your Mr. Paul's =racist reasoning?

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  48. Paul Trombley says:

    "What scares them is Paul’s message. It is resonating with too many voters, especially those under 30."

    Remember that journalists fancy theirselves as the watchdogs of government and the defenders of democracy. Of course, their real job is to cultivate the delusion that government is basically good. Anyhow, Ron Paul says things that leave most journalists baffled on account of those journalists' ignorance and shallowness. So he embarrasses them. And hotshot journalists would never cast skepticism on the things that Paul does, not to mention suspect that one can combine antimilitarism with hostility to crony capitalism and welfare statism.

  49. Dakota Sunshine says:

    Aftere I found out some of Romneys beliefs in moving everyone to the cities like in Agenda 21, I would vote for Ron Paul regardless of the 15% I am not happy. He believes in our constitutional rights and freedoms and it is his stance on other countries that could be an issue for some. Only because he feels that they can take care of themselves; which is a true statement unless they are being taken over by anti-american interests.