Thursday, November 10, 2011

Be Honest CNBC -- You Are Biased Against Ron Paul

Brandon Smith
Alt-Market

Those of us who have supported Ron Paul since his presidential run in 2008 (and some who supported him long before that) have come to expect an astonishing array of mainstream media tricks, lies, and censorship when it comes to the “journalistic” examination of the good doctor. This doesn’t mean, however, that we have ever or will ever come to ACCEPT this consistent trend of deception and disinformation as a forgone conclusion of our political lives. We will never throw up our hands and walk away from the mess the MSM has deliberately created, because that is exactly what they would like us to do; give up, shut up, go home, vote for Romney (an establishment crony with the creepy grin of a pedophile), and watch him lose to Obama (yet another establishment crony) in 2012.

With this stated up front, it was brought to my attention that CNBC was running a poll asking readers who they thought won the recent Republican Presidential Debates in Michigan. Now, as in many polls in 2008, the name “Ron Paul” has been rising to the top of the charts in 2011 despite all efforts by media lapdogs to dissuade the public from even considering such a candidate. CNBC did not fail to play its roll this time around either. Ron Paul won by a substantial margin, and of course, their response was to take the poll down! Here was the explanation given by CNBC Managing Editor and all around bottom feeder, Allen Wastler:

Gamed Poll...So We Took It Down


We had a poll up from our Republican Presidential Debate asking readers who they thought won. One candidate was leading by such a margin that it became obvious the polling wasn't so much a reading of our audience, but of the Internet prowess of this particular candidate's political organization. We have therefore taken the poll down. Yes, we've gone through this exercise before.

Wastler then provides a link to a rather patronizing statement he made back in 2007 to explain why CNBC dumped polling results then as well:


First of all, let’s be serious, folks! Regardless of what you might feel personally about Ron Paul or his political position, it has become painfully obvious to even the most oblivious subsections of the American populace that the MSM, from supposed “right wing” outlets like FOX, to supposed “left wing” outlets like CNBC, have gone WAY out of their way to ridicule, suppress, or completely ignore him.

Now, you really need to ask yourself, why is that?

If Ron Paul is such a “fringe” candidate with “no chance” of winning, then why all the trickery and subversion? If his political methodologies are so ridiculous or out of sync with the American people, then why not plaster his face on every TV screen in the country and let him destroy his own career? Why hide him from public view?

The answer is simple; because he IS a threat. His position is one of government transparency, limited power, and financial independence. He predicted the credit crisis and the mortgage bubble implosion long before they ever occurred. The guy wants to shut down the Federal Reserve and the cartoonish brute squad otherwise known as the IRS. He wants to end the costly and fraudulent wars in the Middle East and bring the troops home (really bring them home, not make fake statements about bringing them home and then keep them on the ground for another few years). Of course the MSM, a corporately controlled monopolistic sham, is working overtime to keep Paul down!

Think about it. Sit back and consider. If Ron Paul was actually allowed to stand on the same stage as Barack Obama in a fair debate, there would be no half hearted girly-slap pansy sparring going on as there would be in a match between Obama and Romney. Ron Paul would destroy Obama! It would be a massacre of historic proportions! The establishment, which represents a minority of elitists in this country and not the citizenry in any capacity, will not let this happen.

Allen Wastler would call the above statement “conspiracy theory”. All I have to say to Wastler is; prove me wrong! Give Ron Paul fair coverage. Leave your own polls to represent the actual results regardless of whether you like the outcome. But first, answer me these questions, Allen:


1) If your poll was “gamed”, or in other words “hacked”, then I imagine that you and CNBC have some kind of proof of this. Please, do show it to us, so we can better understand your suppression of the poll results. I continuously hear from the MSM that Ron Paul supporters are all master hackers, and that there are only a dozen of us huddled around basement computers posing as millions (and I thought they didn’t believe in conspiracies…), but I have yet to see any concrete evidence to support this notion. Do you have any, Allen?

2) If CNBC’s poll is so easily tampered with, then why continue to run it at all?

3) If Mitt Romney had won the poll by a landslide, would CNBC have suppressed the results then? Or is it only farfetched when Ron Paul prevails in the final calculations? (This is a bit of a rhetorical question, because we all know Mr. Wastler would have danced a jig and sung the glory of Romney over Paul if the roles had been reversed).

4) Why is it that whenever Ron Paul wins a poll, MSM pundits claim the results are unscientific, or that they really don’t represent the true position of the general public? Why is it that a Romney or Cain win brings resounding words of vindication for the nature of the democratic process?

5) What margin of success does CNBC consider “realistic” for a presidential candidate? I mean, is it really necessary for you to punish Ron Paul for being a popular candidate, or to punish his supporters for being well organized and showing up for the vote? Do you not see the half-assed absurdity of your claim that Ron Paul won by “too much”?

6) Isn’t it conceivable that Ron Paul is doing well in the polls because his ideas and views are shared by many Americans? Who are you to claim this is not possible, Mr. Allen?

7) Do you really believe you and CNBC will not be held accountable for misinforming the American people and hiding information pertinent to their political knowledge? The last time I checked, CNBC’s viewership has been in pitiful decline since at least 2009.

8) When are you going to man up, Allen, and admit that you dumped the poll because you are biased against Ron Paul? It’s not as if it is a big secret. Hiding behind superficial excuses such as “hackers” and “poll gaming” is at bottom pretty cowardly. Why not embrace your blatant disapproval of Paul and the considerable movement of Americans surrounding him so that we can have a real discussion, instead of putting on a pretentiously counterfeit smile and talking down your nose at us? Wouldn’t that be more fun?

Let’s bring some honesty, and perhaps finally some true competition, back to the presidential race, and say what is actually on our minds for once. This goes for the staff of CNBC! If Allen Wastler or any other MSM lackey wants to bash Ron Paul, then he should do it openly as a private citizen, not use the CNBC media apparatus as a Hearst-like yellow journalism weapon for misinforming the public, or for indirectly slandering a candidate or his supporters. This should not be a problem for him at all, unless, of course, the corporate owners of CNBC over at G&E play a much greater role in the actions of their news subsidiary than is readily admitted. Then, Allen Wastler’s apprehension in laying out the truth plainly would make a little more sense....

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17 comments:

Douglas said...

Didn't Bill Orielly just do this as well. Apparently whenever RP wins a pool there's malicious activity involved.

Anonymous said...

Biased?? That's putting it rather mildly. I think it would be a lot more accurate to say they're lying sacks of Shite.

Anonymous said...

Is there a grand jury process to revoke these organization's press credentials and put them into the category they rightly deserve: lobbying? NPR needs to watch out as their coverage over the 08 election and this year is so biased against Paul it seems that they too are more of a lobbying organization akin to fox of 6 or 7 years ago. Hopefully, someone knows of the proper way to complain to the FCC or other agencies that need to look at this. Its not an Internet political machine, it's those of us working hard, raising food and kids that couldn't attend without damaging our families, backing one man in politics that sent bought, whether we agree with all his positions or not

Anonymous said...

GREAT ARTICLE, thank you!

Anonymous said...

FCC? That may be a beginning point...I mean, it is too obvious now.

Anonymous said...

Why not TEST their polling system and reaction. Have all Paul Supporters vote for Huntsman or Bachman next debate and see if the dismiss their landslide.

Anonymous said...

Look at all the facebook polls where you can only vote once per profile. Ron Paul destroys those polls also. He has more support than what the media wants to recognize. Wait until the primaries, he will be standing int he middle of the podium after those elections. He will win states!

Anonymous said...

// Please log in or sign up for MSNBC.com to post a response \\

LOL. I wish I could want to, but I have a thing.

Anonymous said...

CNBC would be sad if their killing machine division ceased to see disgusting increases year after year under a Ron Paul administration. Awwww poor war profiteers, let's send them a greeting card - even though Truman would have hung them all. As for 'rigging, slamming, or hacking' all they have to do is a little research on who is donating to whom. Oh, and to make such claims, it would behoove them to show or at least explain the reason(s) they believe this to be true. I will not hold my breath. And as for all the time I've spent watching CNBC over the past decade, I wish I could have that 20 minutes of my life back. heh heh.

Anonymous said...

The more the shit-stream media pulls this stuff the more irrelevant they become as it becomes more and more obvious to the majority of the people.

Grass roots are the way to get the RP message out. So many people are still deceived by the media lies about RP, how he's so extreme and right-wing (whatever that even means anymore). Just give them some facts and let them find the truth for themselves. I've gotten two people this week to seriously look at RP positions. One is already a convert and is spreading the word herself. Once we hit critical mass the chain reaction will be unstoppable.

Don't waste too much time on the 25% or so of the American people who are certifiably brain dead.

Anonymous said...

I thought only third world countries could get away with things like this. Great article. Please don't stop or slow down your attacks on the bias media. EXPOSE THEM FOR WHO THEY ARE !!

Anonymous said...

It's not that CNBC is "biased" against Paul; rather, CNBC, like the rest of the mainstream media, has the equivalent of a CIA station chief on staff that makes sure everything is done to marginalize Paul. Obviously, Romney is a stick in the mud with zero national following, as is Perry, and a few of the others. They are props in a three card monte scheme, probably directed toward the reelection of Obama. Any real candidates on the Republican side have near zero traction, compared to Paul. That is what the polls reveal. Excellent piece, for which the author deserves much praise.

Anonymous said...

Well written article! I've already forwarded link to your site/article through email.

It's up to all of us to get the word out and save this nation/world.

Anonymous said...

The media's lack of skill is costing them.
I've met several people in the past few weeks who have started listening to Paul simply because they wanted to know why the media was trying to hide him.

Anonymous said...

What I fear is that even if he stood up against obama in the elections and won. They'd just ignore the results like this little poll and present him as the elected president.

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would start a "Commit to Write-in Ron Paul" facebook page so I can "like" it. I would but I'm not that computer savvy.

Anonymous said...

Here's my problem: It is obvious that Ron Paul gives America the best chance to stop the current marxist(as Islam, Anti-Christ by definition) takeover. However, by biology, men are hunters and women are gatherers, or collectors! Obama has promised women to give them the rich white man's money because they deserve it. Obviously it is a winning position with women and after all, there also is the first-born blood covenant that was made between Lucifer, Eve(Hawah) and Cain 6,000 years ago, so this has to play out! Did I mention that Obama is the self-professed Anti-Christ(marxist) over u.s. at the end of man's age? Watch! Especially on September 16, 2012!

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