OpEdNews Op Eds

Fox News Fascism – Ron Paul Excluded From Debates

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It


Become a Fan
  (9 fans)

December 29, 2007


Fox News has made its bones off of being a fake news agency. Everyone knows it. While it worked for several years the shine has begun to diminish and the people are waking up to the real damage it can do to mainstream media. Granted, most mainstream media is really no better than Fox News, as they are all corporately controlled by companies that are in bed with the war machine. MSNBC is learning the lessons now as such obviously biased hosts such as Joe Scarborough and Tucker Carlson have failed miserably next to the more honest Keith Olbermann. America is slowly coming around to the notion that news should actually be fundamentally fair. Fox of course has been notoriously unfair and imbalanced for years now. Thus it should come as no surprise that Fox News has decided to once again try to subvert the democratic process by excluding Dr. Ron Paul from their upcoming GOP debate in New Hampshire.


This is what happens when people try to laugh off the power a Fox News can have. Because they have been tolerated as being “real”; they have been at the table to host debates. The first GOP debate hosted by Fox was a lesson in bias. On the stage were eight men who were battling over who could blow the world up better, and Dr. Paul. Fox tried their best to marginalize Paul as best they could. He received half the amount of questions as everyone else. You could hear Fox jack up the volume on the other candidates’ microphones when Paul was responding so the snickering could be heard loud and clear. At one point, in a moment that should be embarrassing for news professionals everywhere, the moderator asked a follow up question to Paul that said, “So you take your marching orders from al Qaeda?” Paul swiftly slapped Chris “fake news guy” Wallace back into line by saying he took his orders from the Constitution. Yet after all of this Fox also tried to stack the post debate against Paul as well. They had seen how Dr. Paul was winning all of the online polling after each previous debate so they switched the method. Instead of voting online, you had to text in who you thought won the Fox debate. Lo and behold, Ron Paul was crushing his competition yet again, much to the dismay of Sean Hannity who exclaimed, “Oh no not again, Ron Paul did not win this debate!”


Apparently Fox has figured out how to deal with the Paul phenomena this time around though; they have excluded him from the debates altogether. Never mind that he is polling higher in New Hampshire then some of the others who were invited. Never mind that he has out performed all of his competition in fundraising, WITHOUT taking lobbyist/corporate monies. Never mind that he raised six million dollars in one day. The issue is simply to subvert democracy and have a fake news agency tell you who you can listen to for presidential candidates. It is beyond appalling, it is sickening. I do not care if you are right or left, republican or progressive; you must be disgusted by this move to try and willfully interfere with our electoral processes.


Let’s face it; we know why Fox has taken this tact. First, Ron Paul is the only one who has a different opinion then the rest of the GOP crowd. Fox wants the consistent message of the neocon sent at the debates. Iraq is going great, Iran should be blown up next, and only the big strong republicans can protect you from the boogey-man…and Hillary. Fox does not want to hear Dr. Paul injecting sanity into the debate. They do not want to hear how it is unconstitutional to go to war without congressional approval. They do not want to hear about how the country is broke and we need to pay down the debt. They do not want to hear anything that diverts from the script they have orchestrated.


Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the machine is scared. They are scared of the momentum they see Ron Paul generating from a real grassroots effort. They are scared of the message that says it is not ok to blow up other countries for the profit of a few. They are scared of the message that says civil liberties matter. They are scared because they see that someone may get elected who understands the precarious situation we are in with our currency. They are scared because all of their efforts to mock and marginalize, to ignore and dismiss have only further emboldened the cause for liberty.


Regardless of the reasons though, it is a dark day for our democracy when any news agency, even a fake one, can purposefully and maliciously try to affect the outcome of a presidential election. I have read that Fox News will be embarrassed if Paul ends up winning the New Hampshire primary despite this blackout. Nonsense. Fox News does not care about being embarrassed. They have been an embarrassment for a decade and they do not care. That is how Rupert Murdoch operates. He does not care about appearance or reputation. He cares only about imposing his narrow-uber-conservative view upon the world. He does not care how he does it.


I would call for a boycott of Fox News but no one really takes them seriously. Just remember this point in history America. The machine is now telling you who you can even listen to and the rest of the media is complicit in their silence over it. There are many waypoints on the road to fascism and today we are staring at yet another. Dr. Paul has warned us repeatedly about the fascist state we are heading more deeply into. I guess that message was heard loud and clear by the fascists who have no decided to try and silence him. Liberty and freedom however have a way of rising above the white noise generated by the machine that seeks to stifle them. I pray that continues to happen in the face of the blatant undermining of everything we stand for as a nation.


Anthony Wade, a contributing writer to opednews.com, is dedicated to educating the populace to the lies and abuses of the government. He is a 46-year-old independent writer from New York with political commentary articles seen on multiple (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Preparing the Cover Story for the Theft of the Election

Sarah Palin, A Wolf in Moose Clothing

Hate and Hypocrisy Pays Well – The Rush Limbaugh Payoff

Birth of the Red-Letter Christian Movement

First They Came For the Soda"

Why, As a born again Christian, I cannot morally vote for John McCain


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
26 people are discussing this page, with 34 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
This is all about censorship.  After all, cen... by Lorring II on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 5:34:44 PM
Click Here... by Louis Nardozi on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:30:09 PM
You know, TV really brainwashes people. And the pe... by Ingrid on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 5:38:58 PM
Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel have already been ... by Ed Encho on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 5:42:24 PM
 I must say, after reading your articles in t... by Leon Kassab on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 5:45:53 PM
Did you see the article from the UK about FOX excl... by Jeanette Doney on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 6:18:30 PM
I appreciate your kind words.... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 10:27:44 PM
I'm writing from the UK. I'm a very passio... by Matt Myers on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 6:02:21 PM
I love how this movement has spread across the wat... by Rick Fisk on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:12:50 PM
This is great news!  First, it destroys any s... by michael ketcher on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 6:18:36 PM
This may be ours.... by Darryl Schmitz on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 6:29:40 PM
The US corporate media has now banned the only 3 g... by Richard Mynick on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 7:02:55 PM
Gee, RichM, that almost sounds like a compliment.&... by Ron Johnson on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 10:32:00 PM
I know we have been on opposite sides of the Paul ... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 10:34:15 PM
he should be allowed to debate. I was not happy th... by Steven Leser on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 1:36:30 AM
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy pos... by leila lee on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 8:43:37 PM
Before you go bagging on Tucker, he has endorsed R... by Rick Fisk on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:10:07 PM
I was not aware, thank you. He is still uber-repub... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 10:42:40 PM
Anthony,Yes. Tucker is a big supporter of Ron Paul... by Robert Knowles on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 9:25:23 AM
Fox News' corporate sponsors would no dou... by Liberty Matters on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:21:16 PM
So none of the other slime this network has indulg... by C.Bid on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 10:24:39 PM
Below is what happens when the LSM ticks off the R... by Freedom4America Group on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:48:47 PM
Really, Now... You are absolutely correct. If the ... by Thaddeus Kaczor Jr on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 9:56:16 PM
Petitions and emails were going out before this cu... by Freedom4America Group on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 10:38:00 PM
More power to you!... by C.Bid on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 12:26:42 PM
Some sloppy reporting, instant web indignation, an... by William Westmiller on Saturday, Dec 29, 2007 at 11:04:17 PM
Ron Paul might not be all that I would want in a c... by Mr M on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 3:32:08 AM
Absolutely correct, It shouldn't matter who yo... by Ray Kirks on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 10:34:05 AM
The paranoia grows as the conspiracies grow more s... by Dan Lion on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:27:07 AM
The choice of sensible citizens.... by Dan Lion on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:30:02 AM
WHAT is Judge Napolitano doing on Fox news?  ... by Gigi Bowman on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:50:14 AM
You have correctly pointed out that this story was... by Scott on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 10:44:54 AM
If Fox has changed their minds, that is one thing ... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Monday, Dec 31, 2007 at 4:19:39 PM
January 6, 2008 Tonight on local New Hampshire ... by Freedom4America Group on Sunday, Jan 6, 2008 at 2:17:04 PM