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We now know that Prince Harry is serving with the British military in Afghanistan. I happened to be watching CNN this afternoon when some of their talking heads were questioning whether or not it was a good idea for the media to make this information available to the general public. They also revealed that up to this point the media had cooperated with the British government and kept Harry’s whereabouts a secret. Just after that moment the hilarity really began for me. CNN’S commentators began to wonder, if in light of the Prince Harry deal between the media and the government, viewers may wonder if governments and major media outlets are in collusion to keep certain stories away from the general public. WHAT!! You’re kidding, right?!?! That would never happen. Certainly not in “free” countries such as the U.S. and England.

At this point I think it’s safe to say that every Ron Paul supporter who happened to be watching CNN at that time would have said “well, duh!!” in unison. If you are a regular viewer of one of the major network news programs, a reader of mainstream newspapers, or a mainstream talk radio listener, one year into Dr. Paul’s presidential campaign, you may still not have heard of him. Does anyone really think that’s a coincidence? Just take media super mogul Rupert Murdoch for example. You can read about his various political connections here, here, and here. And check out these statistics for many other mainstream media outlets here and here. I’ll spoil the suspense and just inform you now that none of these media types are really all that fond of politicians like Ron Paul. I know, that’s a shock. But why would they give any quality airtime to someone who refuses to be bribed, anyway? That Ron Paul just doesn’t understand how splendid corporatism can be!

It should be so painfully obvious to anyone who observes politics objectively  that the mainstream media is owned by the sweethearts of Washington D.C. There is simply no room for an outsider like Ron Paul in their quid pro quo world.

And yet we are supposed to wonder if the government and the media work together to mold the “news” to their mutual liking. What we should be wondering is if there is, in fact, any time when the government and the media aren’t working together to cover up and distort stories.


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