By Chris Davis
(KTRN Exclusive) In the most recent GOP debate on foreign policy, Ron Paul was given a whopping 90 seconds. No, not 900 – but 90 (out of 3,600). If this isn’t an obvious sign that he is being ignored by the mainstream media, I don’t know what is. Especially on a debate regarding foreign policy, Paul should have been given much more time to explain his opinions. His thoughts on foreign policy are sound, smart, and in our current economic mess, the right thing to do. But for some reason, they practically just skipped over him. Paul’s campaign chairman, Jesse Benton wasn’t too thrilled either. “CBS’s treatment of Congressman Paul is disgraceful,” Benton said, “especially given that tonight’s debate centered on foreign policy and national security. Congressman Paul was only allocated 90 seconds of speaking in one televised hour. If we are to have an authentic national conversation on issues such as security and defense, we can and must do better to ensure that all voices are heard.” Paul was asked three additional questions in the last half hour of the debate, which was not televised in most markets.
The media loves a good scandal and Paul does not have one to give. In the eyes of most of the media, Paul’s a boring candidate. The explosion of Herman Cain’s sexual harassment allegations, Mit Romney’s Mormon weirdness, Rick Perry staying at the “Niggerhead” ranch, and Rick Santorum’s “Google problem” are all much more exciting stories for the media to cover. Ron Paul doesn’t have a scandal. The guy has never voted to raise taxes. He doesn’t flip flop just to get elected. He votes with the constitution in mind. He’s a regular common sense guy who wants people to be FREE. This drives the media crazy.
Whether or not you agree with Ron Paul, the important issue here is that the media is obviously ignoring him. This alone should be enough to raise a red flag to anyone paying attention that Paul must be saying something that is worth listening to. 90 seconds? Really? Smells fishy to me.
By Chris Davis
(KTRN Exclusive) Who knew that Charlie Chaplin would deliver such an important and relevant speech in the film The Great Dictator made in 1940. Watch the speech edited with images of today and if your heart doesn’t break just a little, than you might not be human. Click here to watch the video.