It's now official: Mainstream media no longer covering Ron Paul’s presidential campaign


Benton: looking potentially for Ron Paul to be the VP nominee

Media claims Paul’s events, attended by thousands, are not newsworthy

Steve Watson
March 14, 2012

It is now official. The mainstream media is no longer covering Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.

A few weeks ago Dylan Byers of Politico reported that NBC News was the only media organization that still had a reporter covering Ron Paul full-time.

Now Byers has filed an update revealing that Anthony Terrell of NBC News has also been reassigned.

“Ron Paul is officially embedless.” writes Byers, adding that NBC has refused to comment on the decision.

Byers also reveals that other mainstream organizations, including Fox News, have no intention of putting a reporter back out full-time.

“Paul doesn’t have as many events right now as the other candidates in the race,” Hunter Ryan, the politics editor at Fox News Channel, told Byers.

“He is focusing on certain states. I am planning on covering him… [and] a combination of embed and bureau resources will be used to cover Paul going forward.”

“For most political reporters, he is all but irrelevant to the future of the GOP contest.” Byers adds.

As Paul supporters will know, any claim that Paul is not holding as many events as the other candidates is pure fiction. Indeed, Paul’s events consistently attract numbers in the thousands.

Just this past weekend, Paul spoke to 2300 people in Greene County, St.Louis, 2500 people in St. Charles County, St.Louis and 2100 voters at The University of Kansas.

Indeed, Anthony Terrell himself took this picture of Paul’s huge Kansas event. From now on, it seems that the campaign with be relying on supporters and it’s own staff to report on such events.

Furthermore, the Congressman is scheduled to hold similar sized events this week in Illinois and Missouri. Next week Paul will hold a major luncheon in Los Angeles and will appear on The Jay Leno show.

To suggest that the Congressman is winding down his campaign is laughable. While the other candidates are barely filling offices in small buildings, Paul is speaking to jam packed auditoriums and theaters and having to turn away hundreds of people from his events.

Paul has even spoken of his suspicions over the results of recent caucuses, owing to the vast numbers of people his events are attracting.

To suggest that Paul cannot influence the rest of the nomination race is simply bad journalism. As PolicyMic reports today, the Congressman has more than doubled his voter base from 2008.

Furthermore, Paul’s campaign is still pushing to exceed the 270 delegates that Mitt Romney managed in 2008, which earned him a speaking slot at the national convention.

There is also still a possibility of a brokered convention, meaning that a floor fight could see delegates switch to Paul on a secondary ballot. Then there is the possibility that Paul could use his sway at the convention as a bargaining tool with Romney.

In any case, Ron Paul isn’t going away, despite the fact that the media now officially refuses to cover his campaign.

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Comment by suzie on March 19, 2012 at 5:39pm

Ron Paul or nobody...  everyone else loves the patriot act and NDAA 

"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes." (Josef Stalin)

 A friend of Washington insiders 

Comment by Cryptocurrency on March 17, 2012 at 2:08am

The good news is we have doubled our voter base since 2008. Liberty is popular these days :)

Congratulations freedom fighters!

Comment by Maria De Wind on March 15, 2012 at 8:24pm
Comment by DTOM on March 15, 2012 at 7:17pm

2012 U.S. Pre-sidential election. - as always, as in any western 'democracy', the result has been decided, long before the votes are cast.

Comment by Cryptocurrency on March 15, 2012 at 7:17pm
Comment by Cryptocurrency on March 15, 2012 at 6:54pm

"If votes are not counted - it is not an election."

The wise mind can say in very few words what would otherwise take entire chapters to articulate. Great words Terry Bain.

Lol @ Less P

Very true. Either it's brokered convention or another four years of Obama...

Comment by Terry Bain on March 15, 2012 at 4:14pm

If votes are not counted - it is not an election.


Comment by Less Prone on March 15, 2012 at 12:36pm

Without Ron Paul the GOP contest becomes irrelevant. After that the two alternatives remain; whether to be in deeep shit or deeeep shit.

Comment by Cryptocurrency on March 15, 2012 at 12:26pm

Pride comes before the fall. You said it man. The internet is a gaping hole in the empire's defense systems. One that we have exploited tactfully for over a decade. How tenacious we are :)

Btw you're profile pic still cracks me up lmao

Comment by DTOM on March 15, 2012 at 12:22pm

Which is why the PTB are absolutely desperate to control the internet, the last free method of communication. Ron Paul hasn't just woken American patriots, but freedom lovers the world over. It's too late - Dr Paul's message is out there and is spreading exponentially. The PTB understimate us at every turn, and their own arrogance will be key to their defeat.


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