Supporters of Ron Paul have seen the local NBC affiliate
KPNX TV12 here in Phoenix
at various events that have drawn large crowds in support of Ron Paul.
Excitedly they run home to watch each of the evening’s newscasts to realize
that none of the footage was aired or was the event even mentioned.
In protest dozens gathered in front of the TV station’s
studio to make their concerns known. The news department sent out a crew to
interview them and then didn’t use that footage either.
I have gotten calls and emails asking me what can be done.
My first reflex is to provide my opinion that the media formerly known as
mainstream is 'soooo last century' and the time would be better spent making
another 200 signs. The direct marketing to the people that has bypassed the
lamestream media is part of their reasoning for not covering much of what is
happening. It would document why they are increasingly irrelevant during the
This problem is especially highlighted with Phoenix’s
NBC channel 12 because KPNX is owned by Gannett which also owns TV stations in Flagstaff and Kingman, the Arizona Republic,
Tucson Citizen & USA Today. Many other states across the country are
These media blocks controlled by powerful central planners
are of the mind that their combined efforts can make or break,… anything.
Arrogance is a weakness that is especially a vulnerability in the media
industry. Credibility is vital to any news organization and without it their
opinion is irrelevant.
I’ve been in the media industry for almost 20 years as an
activist, candidate, radio talk show host, radio talk show producer, publisher
of small activist newspapers and publisher of FreedomsPhoenix. I know how the
media works and who/what makes the decisions and why. So I want to make this
point very clear. Everything that Ron Paul represents, and his supporters
admire him for, is exactly why they fear him. Any credibility given Ron Paul’s
campaign by covering his impact on the presidential race or his supporters impact on the millions of
Americans listening to what he is saying, is at the expense of their own
The political machine is now nothing more than a “Gang with
The symbiotic relationship between Mass Media, Corporate Welfare
recipients and their Political Toadies is your opposition. All of their efforts
center on the fleecing of as many individuals not in their club as possible.
Each of these components is there to defend and prop up the others for as long as the gravy train can be engineered.
demonstration of people taking it into their own hands to simply bypass them in
their direct communications with the people has set them on their heels but
they will regroup and try the only things that they know,… deception and force.
But with the use of the Internet, every attempt is easily documented.
I learned yesterday that the Ron Paul campaign has had
campaign staff contacted by various government agencies warning them of
violations for the thousands of signs being placed. The campaign is truthful in
responding that they have nothing to do with it and that there is no one in
charge for them to control. So we can expect an example being made of someone
around the country in an attempt to stop this free expression in support of
saving this country.
The use of peaceful and non-destructive means of
communication without the permission of government or the use of the traditional
media or the sponsorship of large corporations is strictly verboten. And if you
don’t understand this ‘law’ (written or not) then you can expect a government
agent to come and explain it to you.
I have also learned how to take advantage of the Big Bad
Guys when they are willing to back up their 18 wheeler of lemons to my lemonade
You can expect that there is some sort of brainstorming
being done by the Triton Gang (Media – Corps. – Gov’t) to strike FEAR into the
hearts and minds of whoever/whatever they think will accomplish the goal of
‘shutting the dissenters the @% up’.
Well, nothing in Arizona
represents the ‘other side’ more than Gannett's companies here in Arizona. Most notable is
Gannett’s media properties USA Today, The Arizona Republic & the NBC
affiliate KPNX TV12.
There are many other things to focus attention on since the
old media’s influence and financial impact is dropping like a stone. But I
suspect that a time will come when some focused attention on the local media
will be appropriate. Some will want to demonstrate how the people around the
world have been deceived, where to get their information in the future and
who/what was responsible. And I think the right time will present itself for
just that project right here in Phoenix,
Stay Tuned :)
Publisher - FreedomsPhoenix