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Lauxa
07-02-2007, 08:42 AM
I've been watching the MSM the last couple of days to see how they would respond to Ron Paul's appearance in Iowa at the tax relief forum. And it is really bad, guys. Many articles do not even mention Ron Paul's rally, others downplay the numbers of supporters.

The real story on that forum: the panel on tax relief drew about 500-600 people while the Ron Paul rally drew 1000-1200. That's twice as many people. And the energy of the Ron Paul rally was intense, compared to the subdued forum. We need to be writing letters to the editors and trying to get the story out.

Here are some examples of articles that we should respond to:

Houston Chronicle:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/politics/4935312.html
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Austin Statesman:
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/nation/0701gop.html

Los Angeles Times:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nationworld/story/100259.html

ABC News:
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3337737&page=1

Fort Worth Star Telegram:
http://www.star-telegram.com/national_news/story/154951.html

Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/30/AR2007063000320.html

Post here if you write any letters to the editors. This is an easy thing to do, but needs to be done within the next couple of days to be relevant, so let's get it done!

Lauxa
07-02-2007, 09:20 AM
Regarding the following article: http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/nation/0701gop.html

I was dismayed to see that your coverage of the forum hosted by Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance missed the real story -- the overwhelming turnout for Ron Paul's rally next door. When Ron Paul was not extended an invitation to speak at the event for reasons of not being a "credible" presidential candidate, his campaign decided to organize a rally next door immediately following the forum. While the forum drew 600-700 people, Ron Paul's event filled 1000 chairs with 100-200 standing -- nearly twice as many people. Observers believe that this event was the biggest rally for a Republican candidate in Iowa during this campaign cycle. The continuing exclusion of Ron Paul from media coverage is a disgrace.

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I just sent it to the Austin American Statesman because I'm in Austin. Should I send it around to some of the others, or is it obnoxious for out-of-towners to do so?