Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ron Paul ‘Faces Nation’

Ron Paul recently fielded questions from Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation, and critics of the interview point out mainstream media’s tendency to put words in Paul’s mouth and otherwise find ways to undermine the GOP candidate’s message. Schieffer questioned Paul on his stance on U.S. foreign policy and military presence, Iranian nuclear proliferation, and the closing of several government agencies. Paul explained and defended his position despite Schieffer’s clearly argumentative approach, demonstrating why Iowa numbers have placed him in the running with contenders Mitt Romney and Herman Cain. For more on this continue reading the following article from Tim Iacono.

GOP hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on Face the Nation yesterday and host Bob Schieffer provided a very compelling display of how, for the most part, the mainstream media works against any fundamental reform for the U.S. government as Schieffer seems to only be interested in putting words in Paul’s mouth that, fortunately, are rejected.

Some media-watchers have called this a hit-job after Paul had risen to a statistical tie for the lead in some Iowa polls and it’s hard not to come away with that impression when you examine Shieffer’s words closely, as was done by Paul Mulshine of the New Jersey Star Ledger in the article No wonder these talking heads don’t like talking to Ron Paul.

This blog post was republished with permission from Tim Iacono.

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