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Fox News Google Debate 9/22/2011 Ron Paul Gary Johnson screwed on Talk time!

• Wes Hemings
Adding a new candidate to the mix, Gary Johnson, did not change the disproportional speaking time experienced in past debates, especially with front runner Ron Paul . The Lame Stream Media, and we now have to include Google into this exclusive club by virtue that the debate has their name on it, is going to continue to give the air time to the candidates they want to win.  The following rundown shows the whole political system is complete FRAUD.  
 
Even though the LSM front-runner Rick Perry has come down from his average debate talkings time of 14:27 (Perry=13:54 CNN, 14:59 MSNBC) to a still well above average of 11:10 being bested by Mitt Romney with 12:09. However, it is still very easy to see a lot of the talking opportunities were left primarily to Perry & Romney accounting for 13 and 15 talking turns respectively. It is important to note that there were only 5 follow-up questions asked, 3 of which went to Perry & Romney. There were also 13 responses allowed (a candidate responding directly to another candidate), 9 of which were from Rick Perry & Mitt Romney combined.

If one looks at the polls as an indication as to how much debate allotment should be doled out to whom, then Fox has failed. Perry, Romney, Ron Paul, Bachmann are the order of the candidates in the polls, yet Ron Paul was only above Gary Johnson in his talking opportunities with only 6 total turns talking. Without the 3 blanket questions this left Paul with only 3 questions directed specifically to him, whereas Santorum, Huntsman, Bachmann, Gingrich and Cain were given more opportunities. It should then come as no surprise that Johnson and Paul came in as the longest to wait between turns talking. Johnson waited an average of 14:05, and Paul waited an average of 9:31.

Here are your statistics on the GOP Presidential Debate:


Total Talk
Romney12:09
Perry11:10
Huntsman07:41
Santorum07:06
Cain06:23
Bachmann06:13
Gingrich05:44
Ron Paul04:33
Johnson
Total
04:10
1:05:09
*Note: This is uninterrupted talking time, except for audience cheer/applause in the middle of a response as this goes against their official response time. Does not include moderators' time for questions/interactions.


% of Total Talk Time
Romney18.65%
Perry17.14%
Huntsman11.79%
Santorum10.90%
Cain9.80%
Bachmann9.54%
Gingrich8.80%
Ron Paul6.98%
Johnson6.40%




Turns Talking
Romney15
Perry13
Santorum9
Huntsman9
Bachmann8
Gingrich7
Cain7
Ron Paul6
Johnson5
Total79
 

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