Ron Paul and his supporters are up in arms over the decision made by Fox News to “exclude him from a debate on Fox News Sunday the weekend before the New Hampshire Primary.
James Pindell notes in the Boston Globe that Paul has said that the decision to exclude him “is proof that the network “is scared” of him” and to top it off, he called Fox “propagandists.” Them’s fighting words…
“They are scared of me and don’t want my message to get out, but it will,” Paul said in an interview at a diner here. “They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”
Paul’s staff said they are beginning to plan a rally that will take place at the same time the 90-minute debate will air on television. It will be taped at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown.
“They will not win this skirmish,” he promised.
Ron Paul’s campaign chairman Kent Snyder said in a press release on RonPaul2008, “Given Ron Paul’s support in New Hampshire and his recent historic fundraising success, it is outrageous that Dr. Paul would be excluded. Dr. Paul has consistently polled higher in New Hampshire than some of the other candidates who have been invited.”
Snyder continued, “Paul supporters should know that we are continuing to make inquiries with Fox News as to why they have apparently excluded Dr. Paul from this event.”
Fox News apparently doesn’t want to rock the nice conservative boat with a libertarian leaning Republican like Ron Paul. At least one conservative blogger is rejoicing at the news.