QUOTE(Dontreadonme @ Aug 24 2011, 04:05 PM)
Why is the media going out of it's way to ignore Ron Paul?
The media is comfortable with the duopoly. They and the two parties aid and abet each other in an incestuous dance of profit and power. Who would want to disrupt that?
Even though nominally a Republican, Ron Paul represents for many people a candidate outside of the mainstream; an alternate point of view in a political world where anyone not ideologically affiliated with the GOP or the Democrats are usually lumped in an amorphous demographic of Independents at best, Undecideds at worst. Recognizing the support that Ron Paul has would force the media to acknowledge that there is more context, nuance and thoughtful arguments than what is scripted and proffered by the Big 2. They might also have to contend intellectually that those two parties really aren't all that far apart, and that it's their connivance that constructs the illusion of difference.
I look forward to your supporting every single assertion you made above, as well as the "sum total" thereof, with ... data. And when I say "data", I really mean ... DATA. Not personal anecdotes. Not a collection of articles. Not a collection of quotes. Etc.
After all, you wouldn't want ... "Dtom" ... to come after you for behaving like a myrmidon, i.e. someone whose belief in X is utterly unrelated to whether X is true/valid, right?
And, surely, you wouldn't want "MMN" to come after you for WHINING about YOUR preferred candidate(s) not getting what YOU assert should be their due attention and resulting political success being due to ... media bias, right?
So, ... proceed, "Dtom". As they said when I was in school (hopefully, they still do): "Show your work."
Feel free to start a whole new thread in response, such that it doesn't detract from this one. I'll be there. Guaranteed.