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FOX News Ignores Ron Paul’s 2nd Place Nevada Win


Nevada Caucus – Fox News: Ron Paul nonexistent with 14%

Third Party Watch
January 20, 2008

For some reason, Fox News continues to disregard the fact that Ron Paul is one of the GOP presidential candidates and he didn’t ignore Nevada like most of the presidential candidates.

I received the graphic above in my e-mail (click to enlarge) and don’t know to whom the credit is due. However, this screenshot was obviously taken of Fox News coverage of the Nevada results. For some reason, they failed to mention the 2 candidate, although they covered 1, 3 and 4.

Of course, most folks can easily figure out that Ron Paul was the candidate they “accidentally” forgot to cover.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sFXqUgRxtzY

Considering Paul’s exclusion from the New Hampshire debate, this incident, and a variety of snide remarks made by Fox commentators, it’s starting to look like Fox News has a political agenda. I wonder how this squares with campaign finance regulations, as corporations aren’t supposed to be making in-kind contributions to federal campaigns. I may disagree with the regulations, but it seems that John McCain shouldn’t be able to benefit like this from a regulation which bears his name.

UPDATE: It looks like Fox is continuing with the same general level of distortion regarding incoming South Carolina results. I’ve been watching the results come in at CNN and haven’t seen any point around the time this particular screen shot was taken when Giuliani was ahead of Paul.

 

Ron Paul Bags Second In Nevada Caucus

Small Government Times
Januay 19, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQVWAXKl9dg

So-called long shot candidate Ron Paul managed to finish 2nd place in the Nevada caucuses held today, which proves the Texas Representative may have more support around the country, and especially out west, than he’s getting credit for.

Romney destroyed the competition in Nevada with over 50% of the vote and finished first. Ron Paul came in second with 13%, and John McCain finished third, also with 13% but with fewer popular votes than Paul.

Independents overwhelmingly supported Paul in the western state, which clearly helped propel Paul into a much needed second place finish. Normally, independents support the much more liberal John McCain.

Fred Thompson finished fourth, Mike Huckabee fifth and Rudy Giuliani, again falling far short of popular expectations, came in a distant sixth place. Duncan Hunter rounded out the GOP candidates with a seventh place finish, barely picking up 2% of the vote.

 

Nevada ABC News Claims McCain Finished In Second

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxRrzLkn66Q

 

Ron Paul also ignored by Swiss TV Station

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RXmP4zNfB0w

Ron Paul Predicts Giuliani Dropout
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/january2008/012108_giuliani_dropout.htm

Fox & Friends Blow Through Ron Paul 2nd Place Finish
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Fanp5_zfRR8

Ron Paul coming SECOND in Nevada. Beats McCain and Huckabee
http://politics.reddit.com/info/65zon/comments/

This is how Al Jazeera International reported the results of the Nevada caucus
http://i25.tinypic.com/29qfx2h.jpg

Paul Happy With 2nd in Nevada
http://ap.google.com/article/AL..29q9BYF8hGozAD8U9C0F00

Paul camp says Nevada GOP caucus in ‘chaos,’ requests delay; Nevada GOP dismisses Ron Paul complaint
http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Pa..da_caucus_delay_0118.html

Delegate Count: MSM Gets it Wrong Again
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/018753.html

Ron Paul Celebrates Nevada Second
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2..ntry3732071.shtml

GOP Caucus Complaints Emerge
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/13919082.html

Nevada GOP Dismisses Paul Complaint
http://www.boston.com/news/politics..008/01/nevada_gop_dism.html

NYTimes Censors Ron Paul
http://www.charlotteconservative..s-censors-ron-paul/

 



Fox News Used Planted Actor In Focus Groups

Fox News Used Planted Actor In Focus Groups

Lee Rogers
Rogue Government
January 7, 2008

The credibility of Fox News is pretty much close to zero. It was bad enough that they refused to allow Ron Paul in their NH debate forum, but now they have been caught planting an actor in their supposedly random focus groups. Frank Luntz one of the chief propagandists for Fox News who organizes these focus groups has been caught planting people in focus groups in a clear attempt to distort reality. During tonight’s Fox News GOP debate, Luntz organized a focus group to provide feedback from so called random Republican voters. However, one of the people in the focus group was also used in a previous focus group Luntz organized for the September 5th, 2007 GOP presidential debate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFL-LubDF9c

Read Full Article Here

Frank Luntz Confronted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HJaxDt0EbY

 



Paul Trades Fox for Jay Leno

Paul Trades Fox for Jay Leno

Reason
January 7, 2008

MANCHESTER, NH – Well, the choice was sort of made for him, but 24-odd hours after being bounced from the Fox News five-man forum, Ron Paul will be appearing on the Tonight Show. He’s en route to Los Angeles to shoot the show for Monday night. Ron’s son Rand and his friend ex-Rep. Barry Goldwater Jr. will be filling in at Paul’s campaign events until he returns Monday night.

I asked Paul if he had any problem breaking the writer pickets to appear on the show. Silly question: He doesn’t care about the unions or the pickets. And at his speeches at a Republican brunch (attended by almost 1000 people) and the Liberty Forum (attended by hundreds) But Paul backers in the state were enraged at the Fox shutout. At the Liberty Forum, so many people were organizing a Fox protest that Operation Live Free or Die sent out a request that Paul supporters chill out and devote their energy to an afternoon town hall instead. Some listened, but more than 200 materialized on Elm Street in Manchester to chant “Fox News Sucks!” and reel in local news teams. The Paul crowds were close to Frank Luntz’s debate focus group; after it was over, Luntz got the crowd to bet him $1000 that Paul would score 20 percent in the primary.

A little more from this afternoon: Paul will campaign at least until Feb. 5, by which time he’ll “reassess” the race.

 

Ron Paul Hosts Televised Townhall With Undecided Voters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxldrCsVByA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VQcpmfT0f4

 

Fox News Uses Police To Fend Off Paul Supporters

Primary Source
January 6, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNfkFKpgRk

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Security is tight around the site for tonight’s Fox News Channel Republican forum at St. Anselm College. The forum will feature five Republicans, but Ron Paul was not invited. There are several security officers at every entrance to the college checking IDs. Two hours before the forum is scheduled to start there are already about 30 Paul supporters protesting on the sidewalk. There have also been unconfirmed reports about a small aircraft flying a banner reading “Ron Paul Revolution” around Manchester.

 

Ron Paul on CNN’s Late Edition – (1/6/2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqVKSNIgKPg

Ron Paul @ Liberty Forum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8fr3bauSyM

RON PAUL exclusive @ The Candidate Cafe: aired 1-6-08 on CNN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsA0reahQAc

After the debate, Ron Paul does the unthinkable. Goes into the spin room himself instead of sending in the soundbite people
http://www.nyobserver.com/2008/ron-paul-spins-alone

Are Ron Paul Supporters Really Hurting Fox News Parent Company Shares?
http://www.gambling911.com/Ron-Paul-Fox-News-010608.html

Fox says Ron Paul is a ‘Real Republican’
http://www.ronpaulwarroom.com/?p=408

Paul Rides Wave Of Loyal Following
http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?he…9-ada0-459a2dc1778c

 



Ron Paul to Participate in ABC News Debate

Ron Paul to Participate in ABC News Debate

Marisa Guthrie
Broadcasting & Cable
January 4, 2008

ABC News finalized the roster of participants for Saturday’s Republican and Democratic debates in New Hampshire, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) — who has a small but vociferous following and finished ahead of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the Iowa caucus Thursday — will participate in the debate along with Giuliani, Rep. John McCain (R-Ariz.), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

The face-off begins at 7 p.m.

The Democratic field is decidedly smaller with Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Texas Gov. Bill Richardson.

Sens. Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) dropped out of the race after dismal showings in Iowa. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) did not meet ABC News’ criteria for inclusion, which included placing at least fourth in Iowa or polling 5% or higher in one of the last four reputable random New Hampshire or national surveys.

Sunday’s Republican forum hosted by Fox News Channel has drawn criticism from the Paul camp for excluding the long-shot candidate. Fox News invited Romney, Huckabee, McCain, Thompson and Giuliani to the New Hampshire forum, which will be moderated by Chris Wallace.

During coverage of the Iowa caucuses, Fox News’ Shepard Smith wondered out loud if his network shouldn’t reconsider inviting Paul to participate in the forum. Fox News has yet to announce any changes to Sunday’s forum.

Kucinich files FCC complaint over debate snub
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080104/D8TVCFK00.html

 



Ron Paul’s 10% In Iowa Shocks Establishment Media


Ron Paul’s 10% In Iowa Shocks Establishment Media
Even Fox News’ own talking heads think decision to exclude from presidential forum should be reversed

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet

January 4, 2008

Ron Paul’s double digit support in Iowa has shocked establishment media figures who have long derided the Congressman as an insignificant candidate with just 2 or 3 per cent of the vote. Even Fox News’ own talking heads now agree that Paul should not be excluded from the upcoming presidential forum as campaign momentum builds.

Dr. Paul blew “national frontrunner” Rudy Giuliani out of the water, who got just 4% of the vote, and is handily placed behind McCain and Thompson heading into New Hampshire.

The Congressman’s strong showing has led to new calls for Fox News to reverse the decision to exclude him from the January 6th presidential forum, not from Ron Paul supporters but from Fox News’ own flagship hosts.

“Ten per cent is not insignificant – that’s a huge number,” said Fox’s Greta van Susteren, appearing with host Shep Smith last night. Smith noted that Paul had more than doubled Giuliani’s total.

“Should Fox News reconsider?” asked Smith, to which Susteren responded, “I’m not sure why he’s out of it (the forum).”

“Here you have a candidate that 10 per cent of the people caucused in his party really want him and it’s not like he’s an insignificant player,” she added.

“He didn’t just drop in yesterday to the process, he has been running for president for a long time, and certainly many of the issues he’s raised are rather provocative and certainly stimulate the debate, that’s not a bad thing – and why not pull up another chair?” Susteren concluded.

Watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi_XBgzHxQs

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Larry King also noted Paul’s double digit finish during a discussion last night.

“Ron Paul I think is gonna be a factor in New Hampshire on the Republican side much more than he was in Iowa given all the Independents there so let’s not neglect Ron Paul when we’re talking about this,” remarked Blitzer.

Watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5UFKSPw550

 

Analyzing the Ron Paul Numbers in Iowa
There are a number of reasons to be encouraged by Ron Paul’s showing in Iowa.

Nolan Chart
January 4, 2008


The morning after Ron Paul’s stronger-than-expected 10% showing in Iowa was no surprise to Paul supporters (and probably disappointing to some), but it had to come as a bit of a surprise to most of the pollsters. Over the past week, most pollsters had Paul in the 5-8% range. So 10% pushes the limit on “margin of error” and suggests that Paul supporters have been right all along. His support is underrepresented in the polls.

Paul wasn’t the only candidate the pollsters were wrong about. Rudy Giuliani was consistently polling in mid-teen double-digits up until about a week ago, but he ended up at 4%. He had fallen to the 5-8% range within the past few days, but 4% has to be considered a monumental drop for him. Mike Huckabee’s poll numbers were consistently 5 points lower than what he actually got. The other candidates were pretty much in line with what the pollsters thought they would get.

It’s not a surprise that Huckabee picked up extra points the night of the caucus. People love to vote for the likely “winner,” which is probably where his extra 5% comes from, but the Giuliani and Paul numbers should give pollsters pause to reconsider. Essentially, it looks like Giuliani lost the lion’s share of his support to Paul and Huckabee.

CNN entrance polls are even more interesting when you look at them up close.

For instance (and not surprisingly) when asked to rate their feelings about the Bush administration, Paul supporters represented 54% of those said they were “angry” at Bush out of all “angry” voters. These represented only 5% of the overall totals, which is also not surprising given that most Republican activists are Bush supporters, but it’s very helpful in terms of understanding how much pull Paul could have among the overall electorate who tend to hold our current King George in relatively low esteem.

Paul was also the clear winner among Republican caucus goers who view themselves as being “independent” rather than identifying with the Republican party, with 29% of that group’s support (well ahead of Romney at 19%). Independents accounted for 13% of overall Republican caucus goers.

Paul’s support is stronger among lower-income Americans. He tied for third with John McCain with 14% of people making less than $50,000 a year, and scored a high of 18% (second place) among those making $15,000 to $30,000 annually.

He also finished a strong third among young Iowans. Voters in the 18-29 age range picked Paul 21% of the time, just one tick behind Romney who was in second place.

One thing I couldn’t find was any reference to what the results were among cell phone users. We may have to wait awhile before this information comes out, but it would be very interesting to see how much of Paul’s extra support came from voters who have cell phones but not land lines.

 

The Stages of Ron Paul
Ron Paul’s showing in Iowa is only a phase in a larger picture.

Nolan Chart

January 4, 2007

The Caucus held in Iowa last night is an important stage of the Ron Paul movement and cannot be discounted. Although the Mainstream media will ignore/discredit his numbers, they really do show positive hope for him. Here are 7 stages of his candidacy.

1- The first stage is when he announced he was running. this was about 9 months ago. He had few followers, (I was in this group) and was not taken seriously at all.

2- The second stage is the “few internet spammers” stage. This is when he was accused of having a few 16 year old kids in their moms basement as his supporters.

3- The Internet phenomenon. Online polls started picking up. The meetup groups started forming. It soon became apparent that he was a force online. This soon converted to the straw poll stage. Of course still not taken seriously.

4- The mass fundraising stage. Guy Fawkes says it all. The Boston Tea party showed the world that there is a real revolution going on… Still not taken seriously by MSM.

5- This is the stage we are in now. This is the stage where we find out if internet support can convert to real votes. It appears in Iowa, where Ron Paul did not campaign that much and has views unpopular for farmers had a very well outcome. This is the stage where the rubber meets the road so to speak.

6- The rising star stage. hopefully New Hampshire will propel him into the underdog gone mainstream status.

7- The Viable electable stage. He has the money already. He has a fervent base. He has proven he can bring people to the polls. He just needs the push to get here.

I say this to encourage. I cannot predict the future, but it seems like it could be well with him. Even when the MSM is gloom and doom, it is only spin, and might not be consistant with reality.

 

Ron Paul on Sean Hannity’s Radio Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQIlNVbttuM

 

Ron Paul on Larry King Unaired

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s08RJ2_o_MM

 

Situation Room discuss Ron Paul’s chances in Iowa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1oKtMS-LE

 

Ron Paul on American Morning – (1/3/2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYXYnpM8OoU

Fifth-place finish fails to rattle Paul
http://www.desmoinesregister.com…EWS04&template=printart

Look on the Bright Side Ron Paul Supporters
http://www.gambling911.com/Ron-Paul-010408.html

Ron Paul Wrongly Listed as Democrat on CNN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks5Lti4x8E0

Paul wins GOP precinct in Ames
http://www.desmoinesregister.com..062/-1/SPORTS09

What We Really Learned From Iowa
http://www.nolanchart.com/article922.html

KMPH covers Ron Paul supporters Iowa Caucus party Fresno
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd_NIkzMwoY

Paul Beats Giuliani
http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/…t-runner-in-iowa/

Obama, Edwards Plow Ahead of Hillary Clinton: Ron Paul Hits Double Digits in Iowa
http://www.gambling911.com/Obama-…-Ron-Paul-010308.html

Video: Ron Paul vs Mike Huckabee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uk-T46soz8

Tucker – Ron Paul and interesting Huckabee discussion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3zkc5xBKyU

Ron Paul Iowa Caucus Eve Rally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQOA0x4kEoU

Ron Paul reminds Stephanopoulos of his bet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKTQADyb5D0

Paul Top Pick In MySpace Poll
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iVGsKhnKk2EFpF-VAK6blSJzokpg

McCain Campaign Distraught By Ron Paul Strength
http://www.alternet.org/wire/72541

PHOTOS: Ron Paul Air Corps Flies High Over Iowa
http://prisonplanet.com/articl…008/030108_photos.htm

 



Ron Paul Will Finish 3rd in Iowa

Ron Paul Will Finish 3rd in Iowa

Nolan Chart
January 2, 2008

Zogby currently shows Ron Paul tied with Giuliani and Thompson at 8%, and 3 points behind McCain in Iowa, among likely Republican caucus voters.

Another Zogby poll in November showed that Independents and Democrats represent 60% of Paul’s support nationwide. From the last paragraph of Zogby’s press release:

“Paul was the big winner among that universe of voters, winning 33%, compared to 19% for Giuliani, 15% for Romney, and 13% for Thompson.”

If this poll is at all reflective of Paul’s true support, and holds true in Iowa, then his real polling number in Iowa is closer to 20%, which would give him at least a 3rd place finish.

After that, all the rules may change.

 

Ron Paul Running Third in New Hampshire According to Oddsmakers

Gambling911
January 1, 2008

He may have been excluded from participating in an upcoming Fox News New Hampshire debate, but that hasn’t stopped the betting market from overwhelmingly giving US Presidential hopeful Ron Paul a third place finish in the “Live Free or Die” state, well ahead of both Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani.

The oddsmakers at BetUS.com had Ron Paul listed with +1000 odds to win New Hampshire one week before the primary. Compare that with Mitt Romney as the slight -120 favorite and John McCain at even odds. For those of you unfamiliar with how to read the American betting odds displayed at BetUS, +1000 simply means that a $100 bet would pay out $1000 or a $1 bet would pay out $10.

Political prediction markets provide us — the consumers of this information — with a way to cut through this clutter.

A prediction market is a bit like the stock market, except that you are buying shares whose value depends on the success of a political candidate, rather than the profits earned by a corporation. And just as stock prices are a useful barometer of the health of a company, so too the price of a prediction contract is a barometer of the health of a political campaign.

A third place finish in New Hampshire would be something that Ron Paul supporters savor since it solidifies their candidate’s true popularity in the race while putting to rest once and for all the idea that Paul’s supporters are nothing but Internet bots that just happen to be able to raise nearly $20 million in a single quarter.

Gambling911.com reporter, Jennifer Reynolds, believes that if Ron Paul is not seen as a viable candidate, people will simply vote for the individual they believe can win (i.e. a Mitt Romney or a Rudy Giuliani), even though they have a preference for the long time Texas Congressman.

“I have never subscribed to the ‘who is most popular’ method of picking a candidate, I prefer to choose based on substance, but there are many who still believe that it is wasting a vote to vote for the man you want to win if you think he could lose and instead choose a lesser candidate with more of a chance.”

A third place or higher finish in New Hampshire would instill confidence in voters that Ron Paul does indeed have a fighting chance.

Christopher Costigan, Publisher of the Gambling911.com website, points out that this information will have many a Ron Paul supporter extremely delighted in the face of his exclusion by Fox News.

“We have gotten so many emails related to an organized boycott of Fox News and it’s obvious the new year got off to a bad start for Ron Paul supporters with the news about his exclusion,” Costigan said. “As we get closer to a particular race like the New Hampshire primary, these odds tend to become more accurate and there is some suggestion that the Fox ‘controversy, which CNN is starting to capitalize on, will only help to increase his chances of a win in New Hampshire.”

 



Tim Russert predicts Paul could beat Giuliani in Iowa

Tim Russert predicts Paul could beat Giuliani in Iowa

Raw Story
January 2, 2008

Republican presidential contender Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) could be poised to beat Rudy Giuliani — once perceived as a frontrunner for the GOP nomination — in Thursday’s Iowa caucus voting, according to NBC’s Tim Russert.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program for a discussion about the latest Iowa polling numbers, Russert said Paul could realistically score a fourth place showing in the state.

“Having gone around and watching this thing,” said Russert, “to say for example Huckabee wins, Romney is two. McCain comes in third. Thompson is out — he has already said if he’s not two, he’s out. I think Ron Paul has a chance of coming in fourth here. I really do.”

Assuming former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) took fifth, Russert added that it appeared likely Giuliani could slip to a lowly sixth place finish.

Conservative pundit and two-time Republican presidential aspirant Pat Buchanan said he believed the former New York mayor was now facing an uphill fight for his party’s nomination.

“I think Rudy is toast…I mean, you can’t go 0-4, 0-5, and come back and win Florida,” said Buchanan of the possibility that Giuliani could fair poorly in the opening contests of the primary season.

Giuliani has not campaigned heavily in Iowa, choosing instead to adopt a national strategy focused on other states, such as Florida, that vote later in the primary process. More than twenty states, including New York and California go to the polls on February 5.

“When you get to Florida and the February 5th states,” Giuliani told Fox News, “we’re ahead in some cases by large percentages and in some case by closer percentages. We believe it’s a good strategy and it’s going to work.”

The latest poll from Iowa’s Des Moines Register tallies Giuliani’s support in the state at five percent. Paul and Thompson each notch nine percent.

Watch The Video Here

 

MSNBC: Ron Paul interviewed on Countdown to Iowa

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KtNY4jaNW6w

 

Ron Paul On Blitzer – (1/1/2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO9grvgeW6Q

 

Ron Paul, Snubbed by the Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chsPYuHdTfU

Paul soon will see whether N.H. effort pays off
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-01-02-paul_N.htm

Ron Paul supporters sell off of NewsCorp stock en masse in retaliation against Fox News
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/2..l-supporters-sell-off-of.html

Fox Snub Boosts Ron Paul
http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/01/fox-news-decision-to-exclude.html

ABC Now Considering Banning Ron Paul from Debates
http://www.opednews.com/art…ny__080102_abc_now_considering_.htm

Republicans pissed with Fox News? Believe it
http://mparent7777-2.blogspo…-pissed-with-fox-news.html

An Open Letter to Iowa Skeptics
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/muratore7.html

Disrespecting Ron Paul
http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=158418

Ronulans Causing Drop in Fox News Stock Price???
http://www.thirdpartywatch.com…ing-drop-in-fns-stock-price/

Caucus For Ron Paul In Iowa – Where To Find Your Precinct
http://people.ronpaul2008.com/iowa/2007/12/10/find-your-precinct/