Several weeks ago Ron Paul overwhelmingly won the CPAC poll where he won 30% of the votes. He also came in third in the Tea Party Patriot’s Arizona straw poll just days ago, and finished third online, bringing in 581 out of 1,600 votes. Herman Cain came in second, followed by Palin in third. Paul finished with approximately 36%. While these polls are not considered determinants of 2012 presidential candidates, they do have some value in showing who could be the possible front-runners or nominees. Though Paul hasn’t announced his 2012 candidacy, he already has huge support urging him for a 2012 presidential run. Supporters even launched a President’s Day moneybomb, meant to encourage Ron Paul to run for president. The moneybomb raised over $700,000 in 24 hours.
Here is his speech after winning the CPAC 2011 poll:
In his speech he mentions the idea of giving 10% of your earnings to completely opt out of the federal government. Umm, hell yes, I’d take that!
Fox News is often the target of accusations of bias and even intentionally misleading views. While botched news performance cannot account for all of these accusations, take a look at the below footage and let me know what you think.
It appears to be an intentional deception, presumably with the intent of making Ron Paul look less supported than he actually is.
Here is additional analysis:
Fox clearly shows the wrong CPAC footage in response to Ron Paul’s speech. They show the 2010 CPAC footage instead of the 2011 CPAC footage. Though Paul won the poll both years, Fox chose to incorrectly air the footage from the previous year that reflected negatively on Paul due to booing, whereas the 2011 footage is much more supportive.
Fox’s anchor Bill Hemmer event went so far as to ask Paul if he knew who was booing him, based on the wrong CPAC footage. Fox later claimed it was an honest mistake. While this may be the case, if you’re going to call yourself a journalist, check your facts. What do you think?
Was this an honest error or an intentional attempt to shape public opinion?Tweet