Evidence shows that CNBC manipulated its online poll following a debate and that its action is part of CBS policy to ignore certain candidates and prop up others. This has placed CBS and CNBC under harsh scrutiny. However, according to Murray Sabrin — professor of finance in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College in New Jersey, 2008 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, and regular writer for LewRockwell.com — the main motivation behind the media’s bias against Ron Paul has been Paul’s harsh criticism of the Federal Reserve.
During Saturday’s 60-minute televised CBS debate, Ron Paul was provided a mere 89 seconds to defend his somewhat controversial positions on Iran and torture. As noted by Paul’s campaign manager John Tate, the decision to provide Paul such minimal time to speak on his positions made little sense, since he is the only candidate to express such views:
What a joke! It literally made me sick watching the mainstream media once again silence the one sane voice in this election. The one dissenter to a decade of unchecked war. The one candidate who stands for true defense and actual constitutional government. Ron Paul was silenced, in perhaps the most important debate of the cycle.
As virtually every other candidate espouses the same views on American foreign policy, it seems nonsensical to have allowed the other candidates to defend their positions when their answers virtually mimicked one another’s and permit the least amount of time to the single candidate who dissented from the rest.
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