September 30th, 2008 5:13 pm | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Activism, Bailouts, Big Government, Economics, Federal Reserve, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Media, Money, Politics, Ron Paul, Taxes, Video | 14 Responses
Ron Paul appeared on CNN this afternoon to discuss the bailouts. The interviewer put up a quote attributing it to Ron Paul that was actually written by Lew Rockwell on his own site. The site the interviewer found the quote on was actually RonPaulForPresident2008.com, which is not Ron Paul’s site, but rather a very popular Ron Paul site run by a supporter (also listed in Liberty Maven’s blogroll). That site aggregates Ron Paul related news and posts it. In this case, the words quoted are from this post by Lew Rockwell on LewRockwell.com.
This is a great example of the media not doing their homework. It is not surprising. This reminds me of the myriad of interviews during Ron Paul’s presidential campaign where the interviewers marginalized Ron Paul, the man, and his opinions. Just when you think Ron Paul was starting to get some respect the media makes a feeble attempt to marginalize his opinion on the bailout. Neil Cavuto recently called Ron Paul a genius.
The Jekyll and Hyde media tramples onward and over the truth to manufacture a story out of thin air. CNN owes Ron Paul an apology. I wonder if he’ll get one? Watch the travesty below.