Jack Hunter (Ron Paul spokesman) calls out “media incompetence”

When I write, I usually start from this basis of incompetence and work with my massive (enthusiasm) I have from there, so I love this guy for telling it like it is from the campaign podium:

A lot of people seemed to like my statement from Monday’s video about media incompetence: That the mainstream media understands how to cover a conventional campaign, a horserace if you will, but does not understand how to cover a movement.

This is painfully true. Seriously, what other campaign that is supposedly “over” according to the MSM, is still fighting to win delegates, state-by-state and will have a massive presence—and voice, and message, and influence—at the national convention? Ron Paul is speaking at Minnesota’s GOP convention Friday. He will be at others. Is Rick Santorum speaking at any upcoming Republican state conventions? Is team Newt Gingrich fighting for delegates in caucus states? Has the Tim Pawlenty Revolution continued to take the nation by storm?

And has Santorum, Gingrich, Pawlenty or any other Republican candidate—including Mitt Romney—inspired their supporters from all over the country to travel thousands of miles to work feverishly in support of similar-minded candidates?

No. Hell no.

The supporters I met yesterday—20, 21 years old maybe? 18-19 perhaps?—were all part of a movement that is just getting started. They realize this too. It’s in their gut. It’s in all our guts. This remains true no matter how stupid or incompetent the MSM might be in understanding it.

The money bomb being referenced in this call for donations is the “Stand For Liberty” Moneybomb which has raised more than a quarter million as of 3:20PM EDT.

If Hunter wants a dose of telling it like it is right back at him, I’ll say the “mainstream media” or MSM isn’t as much incompetent as it is cynical about real change. To the cynical intellectuals in their ivory towers, the end game has always been: if Ron Paul can’t be bought off, he can’t be president.

UPDATE: I’ll add that I’ve read and appreciate their delegate strategy announcement.

1) Having recently WON Maine, we believe we can win several more states.
2) We will win party leadership positions at both the state and national levels.
3) We will continue to grow our already substantial total of delegates.

We will head to Tampa with a solid group of delegates. Several hundred will be bound to Dr. Paul, and several hundred more, although bound to Governor Romney or other candidates, will be Ron Paul supporters.

Unfortunately, barring something very unforeseen, our delegate total will not be strong enough to win the nomination. Governor Romney is now within 200 delegates of securing the party’s nod. However, our delegates can still make a major impact at the National Convention and beyond.

Best case scenario: Ron Paul endorsing Gary Johnson in a rousing speech, then flips the bird at Romney while explaining how his foreign policy ideas would make the stockholders of Fascist American Professionals, LLC proud to continue investing in the military and police state at the expense of tea party loathing taxes and more lost liberty.

UPDATE II: 24 hours later and the tally stands at $626K for the Ron Paul moneybomb/fundraiser. At least we’re getting a glimpse of one of the relatively few candidates who can wind down a campaign with grace, and not mired in debt.

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  • martae

    Jack Hunter knows the MSM.  The hypocrites that make it up can’t take being thought of as incompetent, but see being though of as cynical as a badge of honor.  Of course they think of it, not as cynical, but as realistic.   What they don’t seem to realize, is that revolutions do happen, and that the cynics/realists are always the last to realize, and then finally admit it.  By calling them incompetent, he is more likely to raise their ire, and incite them into exposing their bias, hypocrisy, and general lack of intellectual honesty.  I say hypocrites because of the way they constantly harp on covering the news impartially, even as they take every opportunity to slight, and ignore anyone that doesn’t fit into what they think is a proper candidate.  This has applied to Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson, and will apply to whomever the Libertarians, Greens, Constitution Party, and any other third party nominate, despite the fact that the Republican party was once the third party of the US elections.   I say cancel your cable, or satellite subscription.  Find another ISP other than your cable company if possible, and let the television networks go the way of the newspapers, and buggy whip manufacturers.  They have been warned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roy-Baker/1424177920 Roy Baker

    That the INTERNET is FAR more POWERFUL than “main stream media”  is a UNDER-STATEMENT of GIGANTIC per-portions.  ZERO cost ….. MAXIMUM effect.

    SO ….. LET  …. SHOW …. THEM ……….. Pound the media sites in the remaining states.

    THE TIME HAS COME and it is NOW!

    Dr Ron Paul IS not a island.  

    The movement IS just that A MOVEMENT !

    His movement has become larger than the man !

    All the kings horses and all the kings men can NOT put ” the old party ” together again.

    An Idea’s TIME has come and NOTHING … NOTHING can stop it. 

    A PEACEFUL revolution but still a REVOLUTION … 

    A NEW BEGINNING  … based on old abandoned BUT PROVEN  PRINCIPLES.

    Let us NOW spread and build ” like a wild fire ” …

    Our leader has NOT fallen … we NEED to carry the fight a FEW DAYS  …
    Let him rest a week or two … HE WILL CERTAINLY NOT REFUSE HIS NOMINATION. … when brought back by popular demand.

    SET the NET on fire with the messages of our movement ,,,, 

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL !

    RON PAUL 2012.