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Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Blasts CBS Over Debate

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Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton criticized the recent CBS / National Journal Republican debate, claiming that Ron Paul’s time in the debate was unfairly limited.

“Congressman Paul was only allocated 90 seconds of speaking in one televised hour. If we are to have an authentic national conversation on issues such as security and defense, we can and must do better to ensure that all voices are heard,” Benton said, adding that, “Ron Paul consistently polls among the top three in the key early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. He is polling in double digits in most respected polls.”

According to Benton, “Congressman Paul is ranked among the top three in fundraising results … serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee … (and) is a veteran.”

“Congressman Paul has contrasting views on foreign policy that many Americans find worthy of inquiry and discussion,” Benton said, claiming that “CBS’s treatment of Congressman Paul is disgraceful,” especially given that the “debate centered on foreign policy and national security.”

“CBS News, in their arrogance, may think they can choose the next president. Fortunately, the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and across America get to vote and not the media elites,” Benton added.

11 thoughts on “Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Blasts CBS Over Debate

  • November 14, 2011 at 1:36 am
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    I agree. This is a perfect example of the media blackout on Ron Paul. The more he is ignored, the more he will be noticed.
    RonPaul 2012!

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    • November 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm
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      I wish you were right Erik, but most people just watch MSM to get their news from, and many have not heard of ron paul.

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  • November 14, 2011 at 6:27 am
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    I will not be voting for Ron Paul, but his campaign is spot on here and CBS should apologize for the way they treated him.

    If CBS was only going to allow Dr. Paul to speak for 89 seconds, they shouldn’t have bothered to invite him to the debate. It was very disrespectful on their part, they wasted his time and should reimburse his travel expenses.

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  • November 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm
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    I am so glad that the National Campaign Chairman finally spoke up against the censoring of Ron Paul. I and many others complained to CBS. I think it will help the more people speak out against the censorship!

    RON PAUL 2012!

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  • November 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm
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    When Ron Paul becomes president he should remember how he was treated by the mainstream media and treat them accordingly.

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    • November 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm
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      I believe that RP is too much of a statesman to stoop to CBS’ tactics. Other than Gingrich he is the only true debater in the crowd, although Romney will engage if he thinks the polls that day warrant.

      Perry and Cain – skipped debating class and didn’t pick up the skills elsewhere, IMHO.

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    • November 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm
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      He won’t be.

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  • November 15, 2011 at 3:28 am
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    Ron Paul The next President of The united States of America.

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  • November 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm
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    I adore Ron Paul, but I have one small piece of advice for him: Please, please—get a tailor made suit. Just one–to wear in the debates. I know it is a sad thing, but looks do count to most shallow Americans. The ones he wears in the debates make him look small because they swallow him up. I go on Twitter during the debates and this one thing is joked about the most. Please consider doing this.

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  • November 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm
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    Boycott CBS and its advertisers for the worst debate ever.
    Here is why Herman Cain has been the fore runner when he is so weak on foreign policy:
    Biased debates that give Herman Cain about 5 times the questions they give Ron Paul.

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