September 8, 2011
As I noted earlier today, Ron Paul swept an NBC poll as the winner of the Simi Valley Ronald Reagan shrine “debate” staged by the corporate media. Since I posted that article, Paul has pulled even farther away from the establishment pack of hopeful teleprompter readers:
And yet MSNBC has ignored the result of its own poll. But it is worse than that, as Mike Adams of Natural News notes. MSNBC has played tricks with the graphics on the poll page in order to make Paul’s substantial lead not look as significant as it is. The “deliberate shortening of the Ron Paul bar was reserved solely for him, as all the rest of the candidates have accurate bar lengths,” writes Adams.
It’s all part of a psychological operation by MSNBC.com to minimize the impact of Ron Paul’s campaign and undercut the opinions of its dwindling readership.
In an MSNBC article entitled “First thoughts: Slugfest in Simi,” the team of Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower completely ignore Paul’s performance and concentrate on who the establishment has decided will win the election if it is determined Obama must go next November – Rick Perry or Mitt Romney.
The MSNBC script-readers only mention Paul in passing as a foil to the main attraction, Rick Perry. (See Steve Watson’s article on Perry attempting to intimidate Ron Paul.)
The shameful performance by MSNBC and the rest of the corporate media is a repeat of what happened last month during the debate. So egregious and obvious was the effort to ignore Ron Paul that comic Jon Stewart felt compelled to point it out.
The effort to ignore Ron Paul will keep up until the election. The establishment media – wallowing in its growing irrelevance – will continue to ignore its own polls and pretend that America actually prefers either the pretend Libertarian Rick Perry or the statist healthcare at gunpoint Demo-publican Mitt Romney.
It’s not going to work. Millions of Americans want Ron Paul to run against Barry Obama despite the fact the Republican establishment with the help of their friends in the corporate media are doing everything they can to marginalize Paul.