Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pew Research Study: Does Ron Paul really get ignored by the media?

If you talk to most Ron Paul supporters, they will almost always vent about the media bias against their hero.  Are they over-reacting, or are they right? Has he actually been blocked out of the media? Mistreated perhaps? A study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism has some convincing evidence that shows that their accusations are indeed accurate. 

Take a look at this graph. The bar represent the amount of coverage each candidate received by the media. Which candidate had the least amount of coverage? Ron Paul, of course. However, when the Pew Research Center looked at non-traditional media coverage (individual driven blogosphere, social media, etc), Ron Paul had the highest amount of favorable coverage. 54% of the sentiment was positive and only 15% was negative.  

The study says, "The blogosphere, it turns out, is proving a much rougher environment than the news media for candidates, including contenders associated with the Tea Party movement. But one candidate has emerged as the winner of the blog primary so far—Texas Congressman Ron Paul."

Read the entire study. Facts are facts.

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