Jon Stewart On the Media Blackout of Ron Paul

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Even when the media does remember Ron Paul, it"s only to reassure themselves that there"s no need to remember Ron Paul.
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Male 7,378
@Cajun, You`re right. In fact ending all the wars would be worth the trade-off on two important issues that really wouldn`t affect me anyway. He just loses me with the religion thing.
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Male 3,369
CrakrJak said: "Ron Paul would throw Israel to the muslim wolves. He`s a closet anti-semite and I have no tolerance for anyone that`s against Israel."

Um, no. That is yet another lie that you and other Cons like to spew. I`m no Ron Paul fan, but even I know enough about him to understand he just wants to stop throwing money at Isreal. How is that anti-semitic? Do we really need to give them money just to be our friends?
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Male 10,855
@madest

You`re wrong about the same sex marriage part, he believes it should be a state matter. But wouldn`t you be more worried about a candidate/president who`d wants to continue the war on drugs? Ron Paul has opposed the war on drugs since.
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Male 7,378
Baal, Yeah, Yeah. He`s all about "liberty" until it comes down to a womans right to choose or same sex marriage. Then you see the Christianity raise it`s ugly head. Go to Ron Pauls website and you`ll see that he will work to undo Roe v Wade. He believes that unborn life should have more rights than gay people. His position of states rights is nonsense.
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Male 758
What is the problem of seeing this in Canada I live 20 mins from the border why cant we see.
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Male 254
first off, i registered republican just so i can vote for ron paul..

second: Baalthazaq... your link to arabian business site might be construed as a biased source... kind of like using PETA`s website to prove that Ringling Brothers engages in animal cruelty; your point is undoubtedly valid, and might even be true, but your source is clearly biased, and therefore negates your argument.
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Male 1,162
Jon continues to hit the nail on the head.
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Male 10,855
[quote]Ron thinks everything is a state`s rights issue.[/quote]

EVERYTHING Baal?

On that note I`ve been for certifying same-sex marriages, but I`m not against all the governments getting out of the certifying marriages altogether. Either way it has no business saying who can marry who.
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Male 4,546
@Madest:
No, I`m afraid we disagree. Ron thinks everything is a state`s rights issue.

" I think the government should just be out of it. I think it should be done by the church as a private contract and we shouldn`t have this argument of who`s married and who isn`t married. I have my standards but I shouldn`t impose my standards on others. Others have their standards and they have no right to impose their marriage standards on me. But if we want to have something to say about marriage, it should be at the state level and not at the federal level. Just get the government out of it. It`s one area where it`s totally unnecessary, and they`ve caused more trouble than necessary."
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Male 4,546
Adi: Don`t bother. Every time crakr claims he`s not anti-Muslim I ask him to provide one post out of his ~700 odd posts about Muslims where he says something just positive, he conveniently misses my posts.

When I challenge him to formal debates, he misses that too. Again and again.

For example, lets see how he reacts to say, the fact that Muslim Americans are the least likely to justify killing civilians in the US, out of all religious groups.

Perfect opportunity for a positive comment. I don`t see it coming any time soon.
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Male 191
@CrakrJak
I really feel bad you sound a little anti-muslim. What do you mean by the muslim wolves? The saudi king? Guess who informed america of those printer cartridges packed bombs headed to america?
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Male 10,855
Say Crakr in case you don`t want to read that article I`ll bring up a quote for you.

Obama proposes Israel should re-draw their borders to the ones that existed before 1967.

Ron Paul`s response: "Unlike this President, I do not believe it is our place to dictate how Israel runs her affairs,"
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Male 10,855
@Crakr

Wow man confronted with a guy who`s actually fiscally conservative you go right ahead and throw civility right out the window. As for your notion about Israel, that`s bull5h17.
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Female 10
"Sorry this video is unavailable from your location" Loool
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Male 239
@TypicalJerk

Going back to the gold standard and eventually phasing out the federal reserve would do a lot to help. Right now right now corporations and banks can spend money ,on credit, that doesn`t actually exist and they sure as hell don`t have and if it all drats up the federal reserve will bail them out. Going back to a gold standard, free market with limited government involvement would turn what most banks and corporations do on a regular basis into fraud that is liable to prosecution.

Right now the only companies that can thrive are the ones that are already rich enough to take advantage of all the bullpoo.
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Male 39,902

Ron Pauls presidential ability is irrelevant.
Being and independant, neither Demotards nor Republitards would work with him. Nothing would get done. He`d be the lamest of lame duck presidents.
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Male 2,440
[quote]He`s a closet anti-semite[/quote]
Really, Crakr? Really? I guess because you don`t like Obama and hate welfare programs, you must hate black people and be a closet white supremacist. See what I did there? Just when I thought we could find some common ground, Crakr, you say something like that. Once again, I want nothing to do with you.
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Male 533
The government is never going to control wallstreet for the good, because the people with money are always going to be able to take advantage of the system. If the government runs the economy, and the government is run by politicians, and the politicians can be bought by corporations, then corporations run the economy.

corporations run the economy (bland statement. But they also control the media (as seen here), and they have a strong guiding hand in who America votes for, not to mention their ability to buy off politicians.

Voting for Ron Paul does not fix this.
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Male 7,378
[quote]The government is never going to control wallstreet for the good, because the people with money are always going to be able to take advantage of the system.[/quote]
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Wall Street is up in arms about the Dodd Frank bill that puts limits on Wall St. gambling with our money. They also went nuts over the proposed Consumer protection agency that Elizabeth Warren was to head.
Wall Street is scared. They know the F`d up. Taking away agencies that oversee them doesn`t sound like smart politics to me. It sounds like quite the opposite.
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Male 239
Can I also add as a side note that Crakrjack and 5Cats are not the spokespeople for conservative christians.
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Male 239
@madest

The government is never going to control wallstreet for the good, because the people with money are always going to be able to take advantage of the system. If the government runs the economy, and the government is run by politicians, and the politicians can be bought by corporations, then corporations run the economy.
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Male 239
@Klamz

The federal government is necesarry, but that doesn`t mean it should be in charge of everything.

What makes you think if the federal government wasn`t in charge of everything that the states would just float away from eachother.

People want strong federal government for the same reason republicans want to keep our military empire. They`re scared. They are afraid of not having control, and it`s this control that is stunting the growth of our country and stunting the growth of every country we have power in.
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Male 7,378
Israel should take care of Israel. That part of the world is none of our concern.
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Male 17,511
Ron Paul would throw Israel to the muslim wolves. He`s a closet anti-semite and I have no tolerance for anyone that`s against Israel, Including our current president that`s bowed to the Saudi king.
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Male 146
@jkorr "HA! Jokes on you!!! Ames`s Quiznos closed a while back!"

You must not be referring to the Quiznos at 302 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50010

Dipsh*t
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Male 688
@CoolerThanMe

You`re missing the point I`m trying to make. I`m not saying I support the exact opposite of his ideas, nor am I saying I don`t support many of his other ideas but I`m never going to vote for someone with even 1 completely ridiculous radical idea like dismantling AND NOT REBUILDING the public school system.

I`d saying the biggest flaw in him is he`s a republican. republicans want a limited federal govt and that`s just not feasible for long term stability. We are one nation not a bunch of nation states uniting for a common good.

If we don`t have unity as one solid country then it will fall apart over the smallest disagreement.

Imagine if Canada and the US combined their government/military, everything, we would be 1 country that acted as 1 country, but without that 1 uniting factor we would each do our own thing.

You`d eventually end up with a bunch of state run armies fighting for different things accomplishing nothing. A limite
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Male 7,378
The problem with Ron Paul is his libertarian views end at Same sex marriage and his Christianity takes over. He`s well aware that gay marriage is coming to all of America but he`s now propositioning that states should be allowed to define marriage as it wants. That`s not libertarian. It`s standard republican gay hate.
I also don`t believe that recent events have proven that Wall Street needs fewer regulations but hey what do I know? Ron Paul otherwise is the only republican candidate that I could see myself voting for. I`m all for seeing the end to wars and our military empire vanishing from the likes of Korea or Germany or Okinawa. That is a big seller in and of itself.
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Male 25,416
awesome
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Male 98
@Klamz
-You said that eliminating the D.O.E. wouldn`t change anything.

-You said trade with China wouldn`t change.

-You think minimum wage doesn`t limit opportunitys, but if there are mandatory raises in the minimum wage that will drive consumer cost up, or jobs down.

So by your estimation, besides minimum wage, if you like Obama, i.e. more of the same, vote Paul.
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Male 2,528
Personally I think Rob paul has some great ideas, but his bat poo crazy ideas (like privatising parks) just goes too far for me to seriously consider voting for him.

I wish we had a candidate who had his enthusiasm but not-so-crazy ideas.

I love the fact that he`s pretty much the only Republican candidate who feels that the war in Iraq was basically manufactured. Then again, that doesn`t necessarily make him smart. It just makes the rest dumb.

As a republican candidate, he`s competing in a battle of whits on the short bus. The only problem is that republican votors are going to vote for the dumbest candidate... not Rob Paul.
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Male 688
- Ron Paul thinks that shutting down the Department of Education will improve the quality of
education. He wouldn`t dismantle public schools but would encourage homeschooling and private
schools with tax write-offs. (Sure while the people who can afford it will be just as smart as before maybe more so, it will end up being like college and only 30% of people will be going, stupidest idea I`ve ever heard and definitely keep people in poverty.)

- Ron Paul believes that trade with China should not be tied to human rights. (Sure lets do business with people who suppress and murder their opposition and consider tax evasion a capital punishment.)

- He thinks that the minimum wage limits opportunities. (Yea for businesses, say hello to ONE dollar an hour!)

Yea I`d say just forget about this guy.
Romney is the only one who has any chance and those chances are basically nothing, 2012 is a wasted election.
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Male 55
RON PAUL 2012! Right back at you, tsie. You nailed it ont he head.
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Male 514
Paul is censored because if he got in the people who REALLY run the country would lose a lot of power
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Male 2,513
Ron Paul 2012
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Male 39,902

Errandboy - [quote]"Too bad we can`t vote for news outlets" [/quote]
We do. It`s called `ratings`. If people quit watching they`d change the format to something we do want to see. So I guess there is a strong, fearful group of angry white people that keeps Fox News in business....not me of course
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Male 621
Funny how criminals you can`t arrest put themselves right in front of your face.

@ markust123: 4th branch is damn right. Too bad we can`t vote for news outlets, not that THAT would do any good.
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Male 5,004
It is frightening how much control the media has over the public debate and our country. They are the fourth branch of the government.
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Female 1,545
Lol @ "Bring us a Palin soundbyte!" implying that Palin soundbytes aren`t crazy, and are somehow of superior quality. Hahahahahahaha!
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Male 2,422
Go vote for your Fox News approved candidate or Bill O`Reilly will do it live.
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Female 1,893
hahah..... TRUTH and nothing but it.
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Male 10,855
@fancy

First time you ever addressed me, but like I said glad it got posted anyway :-).
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Male 934
I know that push is bigger this year. That`s progress in my eyes.
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Male 533
- - But nothing will change as long as we keep writing off good men as `too far gone from the system` to be elected when the system is this broken. - -

These are your own words. They will come to light when your candidate continually gets snubbed. Not only by the media, but his own party.

I guess you could always go the independent route, but again, it always falls short of what your `growing movement` was all about.

you act like there wasn`t a VOTE FOR RON PAUL push last election.
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Male 934
Hmm, aimless dissent vs supporting a growing group of idealists promoting what is right and good in the eyes of many. We support this movement, even if it will likely result in yet another failure this upcoming year. The movement is growing, meanwhile public opposition and protests are accomplishing what they always have: nothing.
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Male 533
Less likely? You`d be surprised.
Again, I didn`t say `simply not vote.` I said publicly oppose these events. Don`t make me come back here 6 months from now when Ron Paul finishes less than third in the republican race and say; `I told you so.`
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Male 934
Not voting is an even worse strategy. There will always be the old party liners that vote in your stead. The only way to beat them is to eventually outvote them, and that won`t happen overnight.

The only way our election system is going to change is through armed insurrection, or a complete collapse of the government, which is less likely than Paul getting elected...
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Male 533
I said do not vote, Boycott the system, and support this stain on our `democratic` process of election. I did not say vote for something you do not wish. And what you said expresses what I`ve already stated. You`d need a MIRACLE for any progress in Ron Paul`s campaign. The ideals that you speak of are already there, otherwise people wouldn`t vote for the man. If anything, don`t sit on your thumbs and silently vote for a non-factor, get off your ass and go spread the word.
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Male 194
Real shocker people choose to ignore the man with the big mouth and the completely unrealistic world view and matching "solutions".

Oh well, can`t be worse then the Black Messiah.
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Male 934
But nothing will change as long as we keep writing off good men as `too far gone from the system` to be elected when the system is this broken.
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Male 934
@ Typical Jerk

That`s your strategy for change? Call up the news media and complain, or did you just mean preach to the choir by calling them out in the public eye, ie on the internet? And then in the meantime vote for their candidates?

Whether Perry or Obama are elected, do you really think it will change anything? Bush, a republican, increased government spending like crazy despite repubs preaching fiscal responsibility for decades. Obama, a democrat, hasn`t pulled the troops out, and in fact has increased troop levels at times, despite promising to end the war with the entire dem party screaming for it back in `08.

Votes matter. The further his campaign moves this election year, the further his ideals are spread, and the more validity they gain. And if by some miracle Paul were to be elected, the country would be much better off for it.
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Male 20,905
@Cajun247, you and Pooptart19 submitted this link literally two minutes apart. Consider this a co-post. It`s a great clip too.
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Male 533
and people like you are what`s hindering progress in the electoral system cluster-drat that we are in today. You think actually voting for a non-issue is going to speak your mind? NO! You are only pushing the vote more in favor to a more media embraced candidate!
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Male 533
Ron Paul is bad for business (for the media). Unfortunately, that is the underlying hand that steers America in it`s direction. I can only express this so much: DON`T WASTE A VOTE ON RON PAUL. All you will be doing is feeding the larger machine at scheme, doing the same as not voting. What you need to do is call your local media on this wrong doing, and express your concern for the lack of a fair portrayal of this undemocratic event. Ron Paul can not be bought, therefore he will not be placed in the front running for the position you want him in. Take your votes, and publicly boycott this atrocity.
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Male 934
@TypicalJerk

People like you are why nothing ever changes. If you agree with someone, you should vote for them. As long as we only vote for whoever the media or big money serves up to us, then we are slaves to their interests.
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Male 2,344
There are some people here that watch Fox news and believe what they see...these are the same people that started out taking the little yellow bus and graduated up to the short white bus that takes them to their day program so their family doesn`t have to deal with a 35 year old retard around the house all day.

yes, that is right, I said if you watch fox news you are a retard...you may or may not be 35.
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Male 599
Maybe if he would wear some magical underpants he would get more attention. I want a Ron Paul/Dylan Ratigan ticket.
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Male 3,431
I like him expressly because the Media Dislikes him.
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Male 101
ron paul 2012!
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Male 39,902

I almost wish Newt Gingrich could win the White House just to hear John Stewart and the Colbert Report make fun of him.
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Male 533
really? with the Ron Paul BS still? All you that plan on voting for him need to get real. He can not be bought be the Media, so the media will not support him. He will not waste a drat-ton of cash on his campaign that could be used better elsewhere in a broken economy. He will not get the coverage needed to sway voters toward him, especially in that party.
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Male 506
I respect Ron for having ideals that are clearly not coming from corporations or special interests and for consistently stating and sticking to those ideals.
However, some of those ideals are just a bit too bat-poo crazy for me. Plus, if elected President, he`d get even less done than Obama has during his term. No one would work with him.
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Male 73
Finally! Some Ron Paul love. If Bachman didn`t pay for her supporters to come out and vote for her, Ron would have won that poll easily....but I`m not mad or anything. Ron Paul 2012!
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Male 4,546
I`d consider voting for Ron.
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Male 42
Problem is, it`s not just Fox, it`s most news services.
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Female 85
I`ve always been a big Ron Paul supporter. But unfortunately since the media won`t promote him, no one will vote for him cause we live in a lazy society where whatever the media says goes.
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Male 17
18 years old and I am already planning on voting for Ron Paul now no matter what.
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Male 11
HA! Jokes on you!!! Ames`s Quiznos closed a while back!
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Male 934
I`ve always respected Jon Stewart, and now I respect him even more. Sincerely, thank you for this Mr. Stewart.
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Male 10,855
Proof positive even FOX news is biased against war opponents.
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Male 749
I`m not a Ron Paul fan, nor am I a Jon Stewart fan, but I gotta admit, Mr. Stewart has a point.
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Male 10,855
Hey I suggested this video as well.

Oh well at least it got posted.

Hehe I heard jeers mixed in with cheers after Paul`s statement.
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Male 50
what is the deal with that??
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Male 7,378
Crappy copy but a copy none-the-less. for all you foreigners out there.
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Male 528
not availiable in my location. location. location
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Male 2,440
Link: Jon Stewart On the Media Blackout of Ron Paul [Rate Link] - Even when the media does remember Ron Paul, it`s only to reassure themselves that there`s no need to remember Ron Paul.
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