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Are The Media Ignoring Ron Paul?

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n the days after his runner-up finish to Michele Bachmann in Iowa's August 13 GOP straw poll, Texas Congressman Ron Paul complained about a lack of media coverage, accusing the press of being "frightened by me challenging the status quo and the establishment."

As pundits debate whether Paul is getting the attention he deserves, a PEJ analysis of campaign coverage this year indicates he is the 10th leading election newsmaker-- trailing far behind non-candidates Donald Trump and Sarah Palin and as well as floundering Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich.

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