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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Aug 17, 2011 11:52 AM CDT
It's refreshing to see a conservative voice the truth as to what war has done to our economy. Shame on the media for squelching his place in the Republican race. Just goes to show how discerning you have to be. Thank you Jon Stewart for consistently bringing to light the ever present hypocrisy in the media and in our government.
Aug 17, 2011 8:59 AM CDT
Glad to see people waking up a bit. I have a hard time thinking he will become President, even if he gets the most votes.
Aug 16, 2011 7:47 PM CDT
Both parties are terrified of what could happen if Ron Paul became president. For once the people's interests would be put before those of Congress or lobbyists.