View Full Version : USA Today leaves Ron Paul out of candidates, includes Jon Huntsman & Rick Perry

04-19-2012, 06:19 PM
There have been numerous situations recently where supporters for Ron Paul for President in 2012 have cried foul against the mainstream media as well as the Republican Party. Most recently, the Republican Party in Alaska refused to accept funds from Ron Paul supporters, even changing their funding structure, so that the delegates could not pay the $250 required to attend the Alaska State Convention.

The Ron Paul media blackout has been confirmed by some reports and brought to many people's attention by Jon Stewart, the host of The Daily Show which airs on Comedy Central.

The Republican Party has had twenty debates for the 2012 election. Each of the following candidates was included in at least one debate (this list is in alphabetical order). Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. That list has narrowed dramatically. Currently, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney are still running for President.

Both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney made the recent Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list of 2012.

It seems that USA Today has decided that the 12-term Congressman from Texas, Dr. Ron Paul, is not worth mentioning. USA Today, in partners with FactCheck.org, on Thursday, released a new function to their website. The "Political Ad Tracker" has a "Most recent Campaign Ads" page. Here, the viewer can sort using the "drop downs" through recent campaign ads by office, state, party, candidate, and sponsor.

The "Most Recent Campaign Ads" include ads by Barack Obama, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and even Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman! The one candidate who is still in the race and has ran political ads who is not included?

Ron Paul has again not made the list.

When Ron Paul supporters contacted USA Today, one was told that Ron Paul had not paid to have his ads on the list. This writer finds it difficult to believe that Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman (who have dropped out of the race for president) and Newt Gingrich (whose ballot access checks have bounced) all paid to have their previously aired ads on this site.

Even if you click on the "drop downs" to sort via candidate, Ron Paul is not an option. Although USA Today may like to ignore any campaign ads aired by the Ron Paul campaign, this writer will not. Attached is a campaign ad aired by Ron Paul 2012. The rest of his ads may be viewed here.


04-19-2012, 09:01 PM
You would think that Id be used to this sh*t by now but no.

Its still un-f*cking real.

04-19-2012, 09:10 PM
And they say that a third party run is bad because he will get no exposure. ha.

04-19-2012, 09:22 PM
Best campaign ads of the season and they left him out...

04-19-2012, 09:28 PM
Huntsman and Perry !!

04-19-2012, 11:30 PM

Guess who they forgot to list? :rolleyes:

04-20-2012, 12:41 AM
They even have Jon Huntsman...

04-20-2012, 06:06 AM
Karma's a bitch. I'm certain it will serve those ever so deserving of it very well.

04-20-2012, 06:44 AM
this is arguably the best political ad ever made and they ignored it completely so fuck them


04-20-2012, 06:53 AM
Further proof that he runs against the media, and not the other candidates.

04-20-2012, 06:56 AM
USSA Today, apparently.

04-20-2012, 07:35 AM
Hi Forum,

After reading this article:

I took it upon myself to report this error to USA Today with a simple note:
Hi USA today your drop down menu is missing a Presidential candidate, Ron Paul.


Could this be fixed?

Thank you,
================================================== ===============
Here was the reply:

Thanks for calling this to our attention. Ron Paul had not
had a lot of broadcast ads, so was not included in the Ad
Tracker. However, USA TODAY is planning to update the
feature. Ad Tracker is an aggregation of all the ad watches
that USA TODAY and FactCheck.org has done on these ads over
time. We are not removing ads from the interactive once a
candidate drops out. Thanks for taking the time to write to
us. We appreciate your feedback.


Since Jon Huntman was included in the Ad Tracker, am I to logically assume he had a lot of broadcast ads or at least more than Ron Paul?????????????????????????????????????

I think my spidey sense smells BS or is that my nose?


04-20-2012, 07:37 AM
And they say that a third party run is bad because he will get no exposure. ha.

And they say that a third party run is good because he will get exposure. ha.

04-20-2012, 07:40 AM
The MSM has been owned lock stock and barrel since before any of us were born.
Associated Press, Reuters, USABCBSPN, USA Today, etc.

Our betters have long known that controlling the media of discourse allows them to control discourse for the unthinking boobs.

04-20-2012, 08:12 AM

Should move this to media spin

04-20-2012, 08:35 AM
THey dont remove the candidates if they drop out, but refused to add Ron Paul in the first place? Hmmm.....

04-20-2012, 08:49 AM
USA Today still exist?

04-20-2012, 08:51 AM

Should move this to media spin

Honest mistake my foot! They've got a Huntsman ad and no Paul ad? There's an old saying. Don't pee on my and tell me it's raining. Don't black out a top tier candidate for someone who was never really in the race and tell me it was a mistake.

Anti Federalist
04-20-2012, 09:00 AM
USA Today still exist?


I picked up a free copy at a hotel recently for the first time in years, and, while it was nothing much to start with, it is even more of a useless fish wrapper now.

Things like this don't help it either.

04-20-2012, 09:31 AM
this is arguably the best political ad ever made and they ignored it completely so fuck them


This isn't a campaign ad, to be fair. It was produced and paid for by RevPAC.

04-20-2012, 12:17 PM
Maybe I should have made the sarcastic tag bold ;)

#honestmistake is what many twitter folks haven been doing in order to raise awareness of all the media bias toward Paul, and it does it in a tongue-in-cheek manner... as per : http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?361095-Ron-Paul-Honest-Mistake

04-20-2012, 07:33 PM
Btw, Paul's ads have been added now to the USA Today. They have the prime spot of being first. :)

Good work y'all.