Fox News Excludes Anti-War Ron Paul from Presidential Debate

Fox news eliminating debate participation of only anti-war Presidential candidate

Gambling 911 | Dec 30, 2007

Fox News has excluded Ron Paul from participating in the last debate the weekend before the primary election begins.  The debated occurs on January 6, less than one day after two back to back Republican and Democratic debates are being held at the same location sponsored by ABC News, WMUR-TV and Facebook.

Ron Paul supporters will be holding rallies, writing letters to the editor, boycotting all sponsors, calling Fox news and in an additional move there is even talk of contacting all shareholders of the company that owns Fox news (I will let you look that up yourself) and is advising everyone to sell sell sell and for those of you not able to sell, buy short.  I am not offering any advice, I am only reporting what I have seen in print.

Ron Paul himself, a man who rarely gets upset over all of these decisions to oust him from events, stated “They are scared of me and don’t want my message to get out, but it will,”  he continued “They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”

As I have been saying for months, the mainstream media is not to be trusted and this is further proof of it.  This is a Presidential election for goodness sake, not an election for scout master.  Fox News is  heavy handedly affecting the outcome of the election of the President of the Free World.  The simple act of excluding Ron Paul will have a huge impact on the election.  New Hampshire, although it has lost half of its delegates due to holding their primaries too soon, is still the first primary in the nation (Iowa holds the first caucus) and thus has a huge effect on who people will determine is an electable candidate.

I have never subscribed to the “who is most popular” method of picking a candidate, I prefer to choose based on substance, but there are many who still believe that it is wasting a vote to vote for the man you want to win if you think he could lose and instead choose a lesser candidate with more of a chance.  Nonsense.  All you get by voting for the lesser of two evils is evil.   You do not get a prize for voting for the man who turned out to be the winner.  If you want the war to end, then Ron Paul is the only Republican who is willing to take that stance and the only man who voted against the war in the first place.  One of the reasons our economy is falling so rapidly along with the dollar is because of our government’s war spending.

Those of you that are fine with Fox news choosing who are viable candidates, sit back and enjoy the propaganda.  If there are any folks left with a little gumption, Ron Paul’s staff is planning a rally that will take place at the same time as the 90 minute (ummm, debate?) will air on television.  The Fox “debate” will be taped at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, NH.   It is hard to call it a debate when they have limited participation to only candidates who agree about the war and nearly every other neo-con un-conservative position.  They cannot even claim that they are doing this by who is doing better in the polls because Ron Paul is polling higher than some of those invited.  Fox is blatantly attempting to affect the outcome of this political election.  (Is that legal under FCC rules?)

Of course Fox news if free to eliminate any candidate they want.  They are (or should be) a free market enterprise and Ron Paul would whole-heartedly agree. However, that does not mean that the market won’t respond.  How that market will respond, well, I guess we will have to wait and see.

For me, I hope the market response is to tell Fox that their brand of propaganda (dishonestly described as news) isn’t selling.

2 responses to “Fox News Excludes Anti-War Ron Paul from Presidential Debate

  1. Actually the claim that he was excluded is subject to correction as the forum that is coming on January 6th has nothing to do with a debate, please following this link;

    This may clear up some misconceptions about the forum coming up this Sunday. But, under the gise of private debate, Fox news is still making a statement in the validity of Ron Paul’s revolution.

  2. Call Saint Anselm College, where Fox will hold the forum, and ask how they can allow Fox on their campus. Fox’s decision goes against every ideal the College stands for!

    Saint Anselm College: (603) 641-7000

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