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How the Media Pick Candidates February 2, 2008

Posted by Daniel Downs in conservative, justice, liberals, media bias, Mike Huckabee, news, political campaigns, politics, Ron Paul.
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How the Media Pick Candidates by Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media is a must read for anyone interested in how the media bias against certain candidate works. The primary target of the media bias is Ron Paul and another is John Huckabee. The media has blacked out Ron Paul almost entirely. Here are some excerpts from Kincaid’s article:

Whatever you think of Ron Paul, you have to admit that the media are notoriously biased against him. The Fox News Channel unfairly excluded him from its January 6 debate, while MSNBC and CNN tried to keep him from speaking for any significant length of time during their January 24 and January 30 debates. This is a candidate, we must recall, who placed second in the Republican Nevada caucuses on January 19, beating John McCain.

Anyone who watched the Republican debate on CNN could not have helped notice how the questions went down the line, from Mitt Romney to John McCain, and then skipped over Ron Paul. This happened on several occasions. Eventually, the other candidate on the stage, Mike Huckabee, got so disgusted that he spoke up in protest, wondering why the “spigot” of questions had been turned off for him, too. “I didn’t come here to umpire a ballgame between these two,” Huckabee said, referring to Romney and McCain. “I came here to get a chance to swing at a few myself.” Huckabee wasn’t whining; he was telling the truth about how the media try to rig the process.

It all goes to show that these “debates” are media productions that have little to do with an actual examination of differences between the candidates. In effect, the media are trying to pick the candidates and narrow down the race.

Kincaid’s article continues showing the growing backlash against this media bias. Every time the media does something against Paul, his supporters send millions of dollars. Grassroot opposition is growing against the media. More and more people are openly protesting, radio programs and websites are popping up, all opposing this media bias.

The media does not oppose Paul because of low voter support. He has much support that the media filters out from their viewers. The liberal media oppose him because of his conservative positions. He is unabashedly pro-life; he opposes the UN, higher taxes, more federal spending. According to Kincaid, “Paul is the only one whose proposals amount to an overall federal spending cut (of $150 billion). This position is not popular with the liberal media.”

I think many Republicans are as biased against Paul as the liberal media. I suspect one of the main reasons is his so-called non-interventionist position. Although he supports our troops, he opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning.

Maybe less understood is his opposition to our hundreds of military outposts around the world. His plan would end our government’s leading role as nuclear-armed police force, our role as global capitalism’s security force, and our otherwise role as controller of the world money. A lot of people want to maintain the globalist system of war and peace profits that our government in large-part created and still maintains. (this was not covered by Kincaid.)

Kincaid also discussed the popularity of John Huckabee and why the media opposes him.

As predicted by Kincaid, “[t]he result of this media malpractice will be growing public awareness that our democratic form of government is increasingly at risk because the people are being denied important information about the candidates and the issues.”

If all that the public sees is the injustice of the media’s bias, the public will still only have a partial picture of the problem: The corporate owned media and its top managers are all members of the same organizations that other top business, education, and government officials are. They are all invested in the status quo of secularism, capitalism, welfare socialism, globalism, militarism, and the problems that never get resolved. They never will until Americans decide to end the dominance of those corporations, educators, and politicians from over all our lives. When people cease to buy the products and services from problematic corporations, demand the removal of problematic officials of education and the judiciary, and support and vote for candidates like Paul and Huckabee not only for president but also for Congress, for state legislatures, for governors, for municipal offices; then lasting change will occur.

As Kincaid pointed out in How the Media Pick Candidates, Republican-Democrat campaign-election process is rigged.

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