Ron Paul appeared on Fox News yesterday following the Republican debate in Iowa to discuss a number of issues, including the Texas Congressman's association with Alex Jones, in what was an apparent attempt by Fox to smear the presidential hopeful.
The Texas Congressman was asked directly about his association with Alex Jones as the host insinuated such a connection undermines Paul's credibility. Paul has been a regular guest on the Alex Jones Show for years.
"Just think what it would be like if only I could go on TV stations, the major TV networks, when I knew they agreed with me - all of the major networks agreed with the war - that meant I could never be on any major TV network," said Paul.
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"Of course I don't support everything he says but people that I associate with, I don't endorse their views they come over to associate with me to endorse my views or I'm just expressing my views - but there'd be no way I could be on television if that was the litmus test - that I had to agree with everything they stood for and what they promoted - it just wouldn't work," added the Congressman.
Ron Paul's refusal to directly state that 9/11 was an inside job, a topic also raised during the interview, has angered many within the 9/11 truth movement.
But we have to understand that politics is a cutthroat business and the Congressman has decided to run his campaign around a tight message of liberty and real conservatism that will appeal to as much of the voting public as possible.
Dwelling on the 9/11 question, massive though it is, only provides the likes of Fox News with ample opportunity to sidetrack and smear the Congressman and alienate him from Republican voters who have become disenchanted with the direction of the party.
Though we will never agree with Ron Paul on every single issue we recognize that his broader message is unlike anything offered by the establishment candidates and resonates with a huge amount of people, as his growing popularity has proven - which is why we will continue to support Ron Paul's candidacy at every juncture.
In a related story, ABC News were caught editing their poll results yesterday to unfairly strip Ron Paul of votes. At around 10am EST, the Texas Congressman had over a thousand votes but around an hour later and after the debate had finished, he was down to under 500.
Others accused ABC of deliberately underplaying the debate after many expressed their confusion at the fact that it was aired live on a Sunday morning with little fanfare, likely ensuring that it was the least watched Republican debate so far.
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