Thursday, December 22, 2011

How Ron Paul Should Have Dealt With CNN Analyst Gloria Borger; Remember Jim Everett Vs. Jim Rome In 1994?

By now, nearly everyone is familiar with how egregiously CNN analyst Gloria Borger disrespected Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul on December 21st, 2011. Borger obsessed with Dr. Paul about the old newsletters published under his name; she simply wouldn't let go of the subject. Mediaite summed it up well, writing "Why cover this now? And why so much? You’re not looking at a decades-old story from a different angle, you’re not revealing new information, you’re merely reheating the same embarrassing, racist meal (just…. go with it) you keep serving us every few years. This is becoming, at this point, the McRib of Embarrassing Political Stories. Why?"

If you missed it, the exchange appears first on the video embedded below, with a story provided by CNN Political Ticker. Note that Ron Paul did not "storm" off the set as some outlets hysterically reported; he had his mike removed and quietly left.

However, this type of ambush journalism takes place far too frequently to be casually forgiven. This is how I would liked to have seen Ron Paul deal with Gloria Borger:

The national media has become too arrogant and uppity. They've forgotten that a journalist's responsibility is to report the news, NOT to become the news. One person posted a comment to the Ron Paul video explaining a possible reason for Gloria Borger's animus towards Paul:

manniman82 December 22nd around 10:50 A.M:
Gloria Borger is married to Lance Morgan who is according to the web site of his employer, Powell Tate,“chief communications strategist at Powell Tate in Washington, D.C. He specializes in developing and executing communications strategies for public policy debates, crisis communications and media training”.

So who might be the clients of Powell Tate, where Borger’s husband is “chief communications strategist and crisis communications” adviser for? The MIC that Paul wants to drastically shrink..

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