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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 03:48:47 PM »
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  •  :rahrah:
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    « Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 11:25:40 PM »
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  • #8337
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

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    « Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 09:58:55 PM »
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  • Quote from: MaterDominici
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    I forgot what # I was, its between 4880 - 5000.

    After reading the article below, it made me realize just how much I DO depend on the internet for news & other info.
     
    Mark Jeffrey: Ron Paul: Internet Celeb?
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20070517/cm_huffpost/048726

    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (news, bio, voting record) is far and away the most popular on the Internet. Yet, despite his massive online lead, the mainstream media has barely managed to cover him at all.

    On 5/14 and 5/15, Ron Paul was the #1 most-searched-for term on blog search engine Technorati. On post-debate polls on ABC.com and MSNBC.com, Ron Paul was voted the winner of the debate by a wide margin. In the past week, Ron Paul's website received more traffic than those of  Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record), and John Edwards (Obama only recently took the lead by a hair). His videos are among the most-viewed on YouTube and popular social news site Digg.com is literally choked with Ron Paul-themed articles and comments.

    So what's going on here? Why is there such a disconnect between the Internet and the mainstream media? Whether you are a fan of Mr. Paul or not, his apparent non-coverage is an extraordinary story just by itself.

    The so-called professional media has failed us miserably in recent years. The White House Press Corps --with a few notable exceptions-- has shown a distinct lack of vertebrae in holding our leaders accountable. Instead, it has been the voices of the Internet that have stepped in with courage and fearlessness and demanded real answers. Blogs (like HuffPost and others), YouTube videos, podcasts and other media are already more trusted by many than mainstream media outlets. It is interesting that all of these are seeing something in Ron Paul that CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC and others are glossing over.

    If the Internet is any sort of democratic media organ, Ron Paul is not a marginal figure. Instead, he is (gasp) a frontrunner. That's right: he's apparently got more cred online than any other candidate. Remember, You were Time's Person of the Year, largely because You blogged, You uploaded videos, and You decided that you were a media mogul also, every bit as important and credible as the mainstream media. And You are speaking loudly that this Paul guy interests you, that he is in fact more important than Hillary, McCain, Giuliani or even Obama.

    At the very least, the mainstream media ought to cover him more than they have. There's something going on with this guy, he's touched a nerve out there. We ought to hear more about him.

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    « Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 10:37:33 PM »
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  • We were discussing last night that it should be getting at least marginally easier for a candidate that the media refuses to cover to still make a strong showing when it comes time to vote because of the increased use of the Internet. My thoughts also were that the individual searching the net for info is more likely to actually show up and vote than the door mat soaking up all of their information from TV.

    It might have been here that I read about this... in a recent tight election, a man was hired to follow and film the candidate's opponent and then post any mistake or embarrassments on YouTube. His whole job was relying on the fact that YouTube is hugely popular and anything which is shared there will be seen by more than just a handful of people.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...


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    « Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 10:42:18 PM »
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  • That's a very good article, Anty. Thanks for posting it.

    I also realize that my impression that Ron Paul is well-known is probably due to the fact that I get ALL my news online. We don't have  a TV, but spend some time on good alternative news sites/fora/blogs (and a few mainstream ones, mostly CNN.com)

    We also don't drive much, so we hardly ever listen to the radio.

    Matthew

    P.S. I'm the 12,560th person to sign the petition.
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    « Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 08:11:24 PM »
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