Last week, along with many other members of the media, we got spammed by dozens of Ron Paul bots.
The bots were "appalled" that we weren't "fulfilling our obligations
as journalists" by writing about their candidate. They complained of a
"media blackout," and the usual elite media "conspiracy."
(We assume plenty of smart people support Ron Paul,
but we didn't hear from any of those people. We heard from bots that
were apparently commanded by some uber-bot to spam media organizations
with complaints disguised as actual notes).
Well, in case there's any confusion, here's why we don't write much about Ron Paul:
He has zero chance of winning. So at this point, he's just shouting down a rain-barrel.
is persistent and committed, which we admire. But a lot of people in
this country are persistent and committed, and we don't write much about
most of them, either. Because being persistent and committed doesn't
make you newsworthy.
If Ron Paul wants to keep wasting his supporters' money and time by campaigning until the bitter end, he's entitled to do that. It's a free country. And as long as Ron Paul's
supporters don't mind throwing their money down a rat hole, we don't
mind the occasional whiny note complaining that we don't write about him
But enough with the Ron Paul bot spam, please.
It's unbecoming for a candidate who prides himself on telling it like it really is.
SEE ALSO: Check Out All The Whiny Emails We Just Got From Ron Paul Supporters
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ron-paul-media-blackout-2012-4#ixzz1svHnye5z
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