Dec
15
2011

Why WaPo Won't Cover Ron Paul: He Looks Funny, Sounds Funny

The Washington Post's series of candidate profiles continues. Today it's Ron Paul's turn. In Joel Achenbach's main piece (12/15/11), readers learn, in the lead paragraph, that Paul is not the standard presidential candidate–he lacks the factory-built appearance of Mitt Romney or Rick Perry. He's thin, bony, a bantam rooster. Thankfully, the rest of the piece is focused more on substance. But a second article is peculiarly focused on Paul's looks and the sound of his voice–suggesting that this explains why he doesn't get much "attention" (which, when reporters say it, should be taken to mean "media attention," since Paul obviously […]