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Jon Stewart to Media: Why Are You Ignoring Ron Paul?

Paul has become '13th floor in a hotel,' notes 'Daily Show' host

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 16, 2011 7:58 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Along with Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul dominated the Ames straw poll—so why is he never mentioned by members of the media whenever they talk about the "top tier" of the race? Heck, even Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman get mentioned before Ron Paul—and in the straw poll, lest you forgot, Santorum is the guy who "lost to the guy who lost so bad he dropped out of the race," noted an incredulous Jon Stewart last night.

And Huntsman? He got a whopping 69 votes in the straw poll. "If all of Jon Huntsman's supporters met at the same Ames, Iowa, Quizno's, the fire marshal would say, 'Yeah, that's fine, no problem.'" And the media have been skipping over Paul for weeks: "How did libertarian Ron Paul become the 13th floor in a hotel?" wondered Stewart, noting that Paul is "Tea Party Patient Zero" and should be beloved by Fox News; instead, "Crazy Uncle Ron" gets "the smirk and the eye-roll."

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