Ron Paul cheated again during CNN "Debate"

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    http://www.infowars.com/articles/us/ron_paul_cheated_during_cnn_debate.htm

    Ron Paul Cheated Again During CNN "Debate"
    Corporate media engages in mass public deception as Congressman receives just a third of the questions given to Romney and McCain

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet
    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    Ron Paul was cheated for the umpteenth time last night, this time by CNN, as the corporate media once again engaged in mass public deception by advertising their spectacle as a "debate" when in fact it was nothing more than a staged punch and judy show.

    CIA trainee Anderson Cooper directed just five questions at Congressman Paul as well as two half-questions, the answers to which he interrupted on both occasions.

    In comparison, Mitt Romney fielded 17 questions and John McCain got 15, not including the time the two spent bickering with each other about their past statements.

    Again, just as with the previous MSNBC debate and numerous others before it, Ron Paul was given less than a third of the questions as the other candidates.

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    The primary definition of a debate is, "A discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints."

    Since Ron Paul is the only candidate expressing opposing viewpoints, the corporate media's deliberate ploy to relegate, marginalize and restrict his opportunities to speak amounts to overt public deception. These farces should not be referred to as debates because they are merely PR stunts that are conducted with a deep-seated bias towards the establishment candidates.

    As we have repeatedly emphasized, this is how frontrunners are created, this is how the establishment promotes its own candidates at the expense of others. The only solution is to continue to strike at the root of America's corporate media monopoly by creating our own forms of media and eventually eclipsing their influence which, slowly but surely, is beginning to happen with the aid of the Internet.

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    Here's the breakdown of Paul's participation time courtesy of the Lew Rockwell blog .

    Question 1 on the economy: 1:19 minutes

    Question 4 on the environment: 0:41 minutes, because Anderson cut him short and assured him "2 minutes, in 2 minutes we have a question for you. I promise"

    Question 5 on income tax rebates and "make work" schemes: 0:49 minutes
    Question 11 on Sandra Day O'Conner: 0:09 minutes, I kid you not. Cut short by Anderson

    Question 15* on McCain's "100 years in Iraq" statement: 1:39 minutes (only question directly asked to Dr. Paul)

    Question 18* on how X would handle the military as commander in chief: 1:50 minutes

    Question 19* on a Reagan endorsement: 0:46 minutes

    The highlight of the night came when Ron Paul slammed the punch and judy spat between McCain and Romney over Iraq, both of whom fully support endless occupation, with the Senator making it clear this week that a McCain presidency would mean more wars.

    Watch it below.
     
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    I noticed.

    Not to fear. The people will be silenced, so long as Wolf Blitzer can shut them up.
     
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    What's your point? He's not a frontrunner. Get over it. Edwards has been treated the same (until he bowed out) in the Clinton - Obama Show.

    He's just not a popular person and he isn't going to get the GOP nomination. I don't even know why he's running on the GOP ticket. He clearly is neither a conservative nor a Republican.
     
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    YOU CANT BE FOR REAL..Thank god there are people that a wiser than you or the fight would be over
     
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    The fight was over for him long ago. It's YOU that needs a dose of reality, but Lord knows what THAT would do to YOU.:eusa_think:
     
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    When McCain was #4 he got equal time...
     
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    I don't fully agree.

    In some areas he is far more conservative and republican than either of the top two.

    More accurately put, Paul is a Constitutionalist. More important from the media POV is that he is not mainstream.
     
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    Alucard is right for a change, it is interesting how (considered) front runners get more respect. And even though Paul has little chance, in a debate forum fairness calls for equality.
     
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    The irony in this thread's argument, is that maybe if the MSM hasn't been referring to RP as a "fringe", "longshot", or "darkhorse" candidate EVERYTIME THE MENTION HIM, he'd have more credibility in the "electability" department.

    I speak to a lot of people who LOVE the guy, but are afraid to give their vote to him because "he can't win".

    No one else told the American people this guy couldn't win, except for the MSM. I've been following him for almost 3 years now. People who have never heard of him before, usually end up becoming a supporter. People who initially heard about him on the news just this past year, say "he can't win". Where do you think they're getting that idea from?? MSM!

    The MSM shapes the election for us every year. They begin the cycle by propping up the candidates that benefit the establishment status-quo the most. There's usually always 3 on each side that last up until almost the end, so that the people feel like we have "choices". They're not originally OUR choices though. They were, and have always been, the MSM's choices.

    Take that for what it's worth.
     
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    How exacltey is he not a conservative? He's far more conservative then the front runners.
     

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