Establishment mouthpiece erroneously puts Paul behind Santorum
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, January 2, 2012
The establishment media is so desperate to sink Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, they’re brazenly misreporting the results of polls, making it appear as if the Congressman is performing worse than his rivals, when the opposite is true.
The latest example comes out of Politico, an establishment mouthpiece which routinely defends the DC status quo. Reacting to the results of the final Des Moines Register opinion poll, Politico hastily sent out a “Breaking News” email alert claiming the outcome showed Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum “climbing to second [place] at 21 percent and Ron Paul in third, with 18 percent.”
In reality, Paul took second place with 22 per cent, with Santorum in a fairly distant third with 15 per cent of the vote.
Politico sent out a revised email shortly afterwards which read, “[t]his breaking news alert corrects a previous breaking news alert.”
The Daily Caller attempted to contact Politico seeking an explanation as to why the error was made, but their calls were not returned.
Of course, these botched poll numbers will likely be explained away as an ‘accident’, but isn’t it funny how these ‘accidents’ routinely serve to denigrate Ron Paul?
Fox News has made a habit out of making mistakes that portray Paul in a bad light, the most infamous of which occurred when the network attempted to skew Ron Paul’s 2011 CPAC straw poll win by representing it with footage from the previous year’s CPAC event, at which Mitt Romney supporters had loudly booed the result.
A Fox News poll released earlier the same week which asked who would make the best president included many of the potential candidates that Ron Paul trounced in the CPAC straw poll, yet the Congressman’s name was not even included in the survey.
Perhaps the most brazenly unfair and agenda-driven treatment of Paul occurred after the Ames Straw Poll result when, after Paul almost tied with Michele Bachmann for first place, the establishment media completely ignored him and instead talked up the chances of candidates Paul had easily defeated.
The establishment media is presumably smarting from the fact that their ceaseless smear attacks against Ron Paul have had virtually no effect whatsoever on his chances of performing well in Iowa, to the point where they now have to resort to inventing poll results to make themselves feel better.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Monday, January 2, 2012 at 4:42 am