In an interview on August 15th with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul said explicitly that the media is actually afraid of him because of his economic stances and policies which advocate freedom over the current course of socialism and welfarism.
Today, Paul, whose support base has suddenly become the target of some aggressive lateral grab tactics by fellow GOP presidential candidates, was interviewed by CNN’s Piers Morgan, in an Q&A seeking, among others, to find why it is that Paul, who to everyone’s great dismay (not ours) may actually be the GOP’s top candidate for the presidential position, is being slighted in his own view. Paul’s take: “they’re afraid of me, they don’t want my views out there, they’re too dangerous, we want freedom and we’re challenging the status quo, we want to end the war, we want a gold standard, and their view is that people just can’t handle all this freedom, they want dependency, they want socialism and welfarism, so I think they don’t like to hear our views, but I think we’ll make the best of it and we’ll do very well.” – Zerohedge
(See video to the left of this article for full interview with Piers Morgan)
That growing support base in fact, is one of the largest wildcards in the fight for the Republican nomination for President. Politicians have seen the power that ultra-conservatives wielded in the 2010 elections, and how a grass roots movement for the ‘Ron Paul’ revolution has done more for any candidate since Ross Perot in 2006.
Since the 1930’s, and later in its expansion by President Johnson during the policies of the Great Society, socialism and the growth of the welfare state in America has led to a crisis where our national debt is now greater than our annual GDP. Where most candidates in the Republican primaries preach fiscal conservatism, but only advocate slight adjustments to the status quo, Congressman Paul is seeking a radical change in economic policies back to the original intent of the founders of America.
The media bias against Congressman Paul is not only profound, but has become obvious to most viewers of local and cable news. In fact, over the weekend in a CNN report on the Iowa straw polls, the political pundits admitted that there is a bias in place where they have discounted Ron Paul as unelectable, and not worthy of the same exposure as the other candidates running for the nomination. This bias even carries over to Fox News, where during their own Republican debates, they refused to interview Congressman Paul after he won their own viewer polls.
Congressman Ron Paul represents a change in the paradigm of economic ideology in America. A generation of welfare dependency and fiscal irresponsibility is being attacked by his ideas of Austrian economics and sound monetary policy. The media, corporate America, and the federal government want the status quo to continue, and they are afraid of what the growing Ron Paul Revolution will do should be actually win the presidency in 2012.