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article imageFox News: 'Ron Paul didn't just do well, he did the best'

By Katerina Nikolas     Jan 17, 2012 in Politics
A Fox News anchor interrupted her co-hosts' interpretation of live-time Twitter votes on GOP candidates answers during Monday's debate to point out the obvious fact which the analyst was avoiding: "Ron Paul didn't just do well, he did the best."
Amid Fox News coverage of Monday's debate in the run-up to the South Carolina Primary, an analysis of real-time Twitter votes for favourite candidates was broadcast. Ron Paul Flix depicts the male analyst presenting the figures relating to questions on foreign policy, which he said "at times could indicate a good measure of what is being said." As he did so he stood before a graph clearly indicating Ron Paul way out in the lead.
As he began the analysis he pointed out Newt Gingrich "did very well on foreign policy, Romney, not so far below the line as he was in some of the other topics, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and Ron Paul, also all did well on foreign policy."
Ron Paul is used to garnering less coverage and airtime during the debates which have aired so far, but on Monday Fox News may have made history in their coverage. Clearly frustrated by her co-hosts' attempt to practically ignore Dr. Paul's lead, news anchor Harris Faulkner interrupted him to point out that"Ron Paul didn't just do well, he did the best," as seen in the YouTube video embedded above.
Throughout the media coverage of the GOP candidate hopefuls Fox has given less air time to Paul, continuing the pattern from the 2008 elections. Black Sheep Report points out that in 2007 Paul won a viewers poll during a GOP debate, yet Fox went on to claim the figures were wrong.
As Mediate pointed out, Sarah Palin came to Paul's defense in November saying it was "unfair" to deprive him of media coverage. Now Paul is receiving a fairer slice of the pie, viewers cannot fail to notice the deliberate ignoring of polls presented on massive screens, depicting Paul's above slice of the votes.
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