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Is media bias hurting Texans Rick Perry and Ron Paul?

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

Are the media treating Rick Perry and Ron Paul fairly?

One candidate’s supporters complain that he gets too little media attention, while the other candidate’s supporters probably wish the media would give him a break.

Here’s my take from CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this Sunday:

  • http://profiles.google.com/jason.burns.mobile Jason Burns

    It’s irresponsible to pass down our debt and the hate we cause in the world down on our children.  We need to bring our troops home to guard our borders and cut our spending.  The Federal Reserve is out of control and so are these endless wars against unknown enemies where anyone is a potential terrorist and we can never win so we are forced to borrow from China so we can bomb innocent people to “promote democracy” and then use the printing press to pay back the debt and devalue the dollar taxing the American people who are already losing their homes…  Does any of this make any sense?  What are we doing?!?!  You don’t make people want to be like you by bombing their women and children.  How many lives have we lost on both sides?  What exactly have we gained in Libya?  Iraq?  How much has it cost us financially?  How much hate have we created?  Google: BlowBack as defined by the CIA

  • Cjonair

    The beginning of  the end of the Vietnam war started with LBJ ending grad student draft deferments. Once Mom and Dad realized their precious future doctor or lawyer might be cannon fodder, they got involved. Nixon played to that understanding with the campaign promise of his “secret plan to end the war”. (sounded stupid then too).

         Congressman Paul is the only candidate we can trust. Hasn’t changed his mind or his views for 20+ years. Recent events continue to prove him right and further demonstrate Obama’s cluelessness.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2TW36LOPEOA7P6AA76HNJMDDI4 darkride1actual

    Lineinsand should read his history. Sherman caused great destruction of property from Atlanta to Savanna to deprive the Confederate armies of resources but he killed very few people at all in that march and historical reality is that the only non-combatant that he killed was a single prisoner of war after the confederate cavalry chasing him started hanging the bodies of union soldiers along his path. Sherman then killed one POW and left a sign saying he would retaliate in kind for each union soldier klled as a pow.  The cavalry killings stopped. You really should read history and not urban legend. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S4FVM4MFAEHVFBOSBUDLMTUQ3Q shaun l

    i hope so,…….perry is a utter scumbag, that can lie like a serial killer…, and ol ron, is a deluded old twat, with severe racial agendas

    • http://profiles.google.com/jason.burns.mobile Jason Burns

      Ignorance… 

      “Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, who has known Ron Paul for 20
      years, unequivocally dismissed charges that the Congressman was a racist
      in light of recent smear attempts, and said the reason for him being
      attacked was that he was a threat to the establishment.  Asked directly if Ron Paul was a racist, Linder responded “No I
      don’t,” adding that he had heard Ron Paul speak out about police
      repression of black communities and mandatory minimum sentences on many
      occasions.  Dr. Paul has also publicly praised Martin Luther King as his hero on many occasions spanning back 20 years.  “What he’s saying is really really threatening the powers that be and that’s what they fear,” concluded the NAACP President.”
      http://www.nolanchart.com/article1134_NAACP_President_Ron_Paul_Is_Not_A_Racist.html

    • http://profiles.google.com/jason.burns.mobile Jason Burns

      The thing I find so humorous about your comment is the fact that it is based on pure ignorance.  Why is it so difficult for anyone in this country to do research anymore, instead of just repeating everything you hear? 

      Facts:

      Ron Paul is a libertarian with a lower-case L and a Republican with an upper-case R.
      Libertarians believe groups are not entitled to rights.  Individuals have rights.  (It’s kind of hard to be racist when part of your core values are centered on this belief.)  Let me also say that companies are not people…

      Ron Paul is against the death penalty because it targets the lower and middle class people.  The rich can get off, but the poor guy gets screwed.  This includes the majority of minorities in our country.

      Ron Paul is against the war on drugs partially because it is a racist war.  Ron explains that only a small percentage of African Americans use drugs, yet they are the highest percentage of people in prison for drug use. 

      To call Ron Paul a racist, you would have to be ignorant to anything Ron Paul has talked about for the last 20-30 years…  Otherwise that would mean you are spreading false rumors in an effort to hurt Dr. Paul’s campaign.  So which is it?

  • mick the biologist

    the topic is media bias.  well, of course.  there are actually almost no media who know how to report without bias, since media are corporate animals with much to gain from election fiascoes.

    as to paul or perry, i dont feel they need any media bias to damage them, they do a good job of it every time they open their mouths.

    all the party and pseudo-party candidates do the same thing.  they are dinosaurs living on the moon. 

    all this discussion about nixon, reagan, eisenhower, etc. reveals the continuing reliance on phony leadership paradigms that many have been brainwashed to believe is the only way a society of animals can make it.

    look around you, and read a little history of human behavior.  do any of you really believe that human leadership in the form of elitist hierarchies has moved this human animal off the dime known as bloodlust and fear?

    this is what lineinsand was talking about.

    we continue to behave in predictably savage and unsuccessful ways, and are near the end of this pathetic episode known as the human age.

    unless fear, paranoia, cunning and violence can be mastered in the reptile brain of the human, we might as well elect romney, since most of us could find a place to live in his new house in san diego listening to the waves as he communes with some god about the glory of mankind.