I am about to offer a brief lesson in how a modern “democratic” state propagates tyranny, with a look at the handling of the Ron Paul presidential race by the “mainstream media,” followed by a brief explanation of why this form of censorship and propaganda is occurring based on the elementary mechanics of intellectual monopoly.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) used computer algorithmic technology to take a detailed look at the media coverage of the presidential candidates from 11,500 broadcast, print, and web news outlets and hundreds of thousands of blogs between May 2 to Oct. 9 of 2011. What is most striking is the stark contrast between controlled and uncontrolled information sources in terms of the volume of coverage of Ron Paul and the overwhelmingly positive coverage he has received in nontraditional news and information coverage compared to the other candidates.
The study demonstrates clearly that Texas Congressman Ron Paul received the least coverage of any candidate by traditional news sources, despite his tremendous success in fundraising and straw polls, and his favorability in traditional polls. Contrast this with Dr. Paul’s performance in the blogosphere, in which his coverage was the most favorable for any candidate – 48 percent positive and only 15 percent negative. Outside of the “mainstream press,” all of the other candidates received more negative than positive coverage. This thoroughly scientific study merely confirms what most of Dr. Paul’s supporters have known for years.
How does big media hold this tremendous intellectual monopoly over the minds of the masses? One might wonder how it is possible for the old guard to pick and choose the information it wishes to present, and slant it however it wishes, while hiding any news or information it doesn’t want to get out. Don’t the United States all have a free press – guaranteed by the US Constitution? Unfortunately, it turns out that the press is not as free as these guardians of information would like us to believe.
- Rep. Walter Jones cites media ‘arrogance’ for lack of coverage of Ron Paul campaign
- Pew Research Study Confirms Ron Paul’s News Coverage Lags
- Ron Paul Media Blackout Confirmed
- RNC chairman thinks Ron Paul has gotten ‘fair shake’ in media coverage
- In new poll, Ron Paul rates with front-runners Romney and Perry