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[–] Cat-hax 7 points -5 points (+2|-7) ago 

Myabe RP should of made some crazy remarks like president trump did, it worked obviously.

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[–] Ocelot 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

They propped up Trump and gave him a fuck ton of coverage because they thought he was too wild and crazy to be a serious candidate. Little did they know that the people like it interesting, and found the way he worded things not crazy, just extremely direct. Ostensibly (if Trump is not an establishment plant), Trump's election was a fluke as they afforded him the attention of a real candidate allowing a following to form around him.

They would not have afforded the same unintentional courtesy to Ron Paul.

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[–] HuginnOgMuninn 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"They" don't have half as much of control over the news as they'd have you believe.

They will print literally anything if they think it'll garner them clicks and eyeballs. With the exception of a few senior editors/owners/managers at the top, clicks and eyeballs are all anybody working there thinks about. This makes them predictable, and an easy target for a veteran of media manipulation.

Ron Paul has never been savvy at media, He has a lot of qualities but media manipulation isn't one of them. Trump however is a godlike leviathan of talent, a gifted savant when it comes to controlling attention and swaying opinion.

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[–] GhostCow 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Should HAVE. Fuck I hate everyone on the internet

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[–] LunosPariah 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Whomst'd've