- We in the main stream media all know that Ron Paul cannot
win thepresidency because of his extremist views. Given this fact, it isimportant
we don't allow him the same media coverage as our preferredcandidates.
It is true that we must give him some coverage, but it isalso true that
we must adhere to the 'Mass Media Ron Paul Rule' whengiving him coverage
during this campaign season. Generally, the 'MassMedia Ron Paul Rule' can
be summed up in two words:
- Marginalize him.
- Here are some wonderful tactics to utilize when applying
the 'Mass Media Ron Paul Rule:
- Continually label him as a long shot candidate. This
is the mostimportant of all the tactics so we list it first. Sure, it is
true thatRon Paul has won or placed high in many straw polls across the
countrybut we must never mention it. Instead, in every article or televisionnews
story copy we should use one or more of the terms 'dark horse','long shot',
'barely registering in the polls', 'quixotic', or'gadfly'. If we can do
this consistently, our job is complete.
- Attack his supporters. Ron Paul has a stellar personal
record withhis marriage of over 50 years, 5 children, and 18 grandchildren.
Hispolitical record is also exemplary with him never voting to raise taxesand
always voting in accordance with the Constitution. Because of this,attacking
him on his record is a daunting task. The best method tomarginalize him
is to attack his supporters. This can be accomplishedby calling his supporters
names like 'kooky', 'crazy', 'conspiracynutjobs', 'paultards', and the
like. This is classic 'guilt byassociation' and works well on the apathetic
- Call him 'Libertarian' as much as possible. Continually
giving himthe libertarian label is a great covert method of Ron Paulmarginalization.
This reinforces that he's not really a Republican eventhough he has held
office as a Republican for 10 terms. We find that ifyou are in radio or
television you may even say the word 'libertarian'using a negative tone
during questions. This perpetuates the extremisminherent in Ron Paul's
policies even though the word libertarian simplymeans: one who believes
- Continually ask him if he's planning on running as a
third partycandidate. This tactic should be used often. It accomplishes
twothings. First, it suggests that he is not a serious candidate for theRepublican
party. Second, it will get him on record as saying he won'trun for a third
party. If he should happen to run third party at alater date he can be
attacked for changing his position.
- Ask him if he would support the GOP nominee if he doesn't
win. RonPaul is against the Iraq war and wishes to bring the troops home
fromoverseas in order to help stem the tide of government overspending.This
makes him different than all of the other Republican candidateswho support
keeping our troops overseas indefinitely. As media we mustmake all attempts
to not only marginalize his candidacy, but alsomarginalize his steadfast
message of linking the cost of the war onterror to our economic woes here
- Focus on his campaign strategy rather than his message.
Ron Paul'smessage of freedom, prosperity, and peace should be overshadowed
bytalk of his successful grassroots campaign. The more we focus on how
heraises money and the types of supporters he has, the less time he hasto
talk about his message that is sure to resonate with most Americans.We
must make all attempts to block or cloud that message. If it were toget
out, it could spell doom for our chosen candidates.
- Attack him for not returning donations from fringe supporters.White
supremacists and prostitutes have donated money to Ron Paul andthat is
bad. We can use our political correctness and superior moralityas a weapon
and ask him why does he not return that donation money.After all a white
supremacist would do more good with having an extra$500 in his pocket than
a doctor who has delivered over 4000 babieswhile preaching peace and equal
rights for everyone.
- Abolishing the IRS is crazy. Attacking his stance on
abolishing theIRS and replacing it with nothing is also effective. After
all mostAmericans don't know that we could do without the income tax if
we justwent back to the same level of government spending that we had in
the1990's. A great method is to reply to his answer with an incredulous'replace
it with NOTHING? How can the government function?' comment.This tactic
will scare people into believing in how the governmentalways has our best
interests at heart. It will help people ignore thefact that Ron Paul also
wants to cut government spending drastically inorder to balance the budget.
- Label him an isolationist for his foreign policy views.
Since hewants to bring our troops home from not just Iraq, but all of the
700other occupied countries he should be deemed an isolationist. Itdoesn't
matter that Ron Paul wants free trade and travel with othercountries and
thus is not truly an isolationist. The people willbelieve what we tell
them to believe.
- This directive gives us several tactics to be used in
the fightagainst Ron Paul's candidacy for president. We should use them
all anduse them often. After all Ron Paul's message of freedom, prosperity,and
peace is antiquated and has no place in our authoritarian world.
- The Main Stream Media Czar