Only one news organization has an “embed” reporter covering Paul full time
Friday, March 2, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul and his supporters have long complained that the establishment media deliberately operates a blackout when it comes to Paul’s campaign, a claim that has been verified time and time again.
Now yet more evidence has emerged that highlights the level to which the media is purposefully sidelining the Libertarian Congressman.
As Dylan Byers of Politico reports, NBC News is the only media organization that still has a reporter covering Ron Paul full-time.
With only four candidates remaining in the race for the GOP nomination, with Super Tuesday looming, and with the Republican national convention just six months away, you would think that mainstream media organizations would have dispatched at least one reporter to cover each of the candidates campaigns.
Not so for Ron Paul, however.
“I’m the only dedicated embed consistently covering Ron Paul,” NBC’s Anthony Terrell has declared.
“CBS & Fox occasionally send someone to events, they were in Michigan, but weren’t in Washington State last week.” Terrell wrote in an email.
Terell also noted that AP reporter Beth Fouhy was also covering Paul up until recently but was re-assigned, making him the only reporter left following Paul on a full time basis.
It is clear that Paul is staying in the race. The Congressman is steadily picking up delegates, and reporters and GOP strategists know that Paul will likely play a major role in the outcome of the nomination process and the convention itself, yet the media continues to ignore his campaign.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
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