Despite our constant attention to news, we listen and view with disdain, knowing full well that what we hear and see is often distorted to get us to react and think in specific ways. In short, the news is slanted.
Sometimes, slanted news coverage is exposed, but rarely is it exposed as was the case of former Congressman Ron Paul, when he ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012.
Charles Goyette, New York Times bestselling author of The Dollar Meltdown, is developing a documentary on Ron Paul for release next year to coincide with peak interest in the 2016 presidential campaign. Appropriately, it will be titled Empire of Lies.
One of his trailers, “Empire of Lies Kickstarter Campaign” is comical in exposing the lengths that the media went to distort the truth about how well Ron did in the 2012 Iowa caucus. For a quick look, 4:15 to 5:15. Here’s another trailer “The Lapdog Press.”
The huge followings that Ron Paul drew were minimally covered, probably to conceal the growing interest in the liberty movement. Many of his visits to college campuses drew thousands, but rarely were the throngs of excited students shown in the news.
When it’s Hillary Clinton, for which the Democrat party has to bus in and bribe attendees, it’s front page news. But, when students are wildly cheering “End the Fed! End the Fed!,” nothing is reported.
Of interest to gold investors will be Goyette’s revelations of the failed economic predications of former Fed Heads Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, contrasted with Ron Paul’s accurate economic predictions. Never are failed Fed forecasts discussed by the media, and equally true is that the media never reports Ron’s accurate predictions.
Here’s wishing Goyette the best of luck in producing what is destined to be a thought-provoking documentary, one that I support.
For readers not familiar with Ron Paul, consider the following:
- He never voted for a tax increase
- He never voted for an unbalanced budget
- He never voted for a congressional pay raise
- He never took a taxpayer-paid junket
- He never voted to increase the power of the executive branch
- He voted against the Patriot Act
- He voted against the Iraq war
- He refused to participate in the lucrative congressional pension program
- He returned a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.
That Ron Paul refused to participate in the congressional pension program is telling as to what he stands for.