In its zeal to strip Ron Paul of all legitimacy in the run-up to the GOP nomination this summer, the establishment media has tripped over itself again.
In regard to crucial delegates, CNN and CBS are reporting wildly divergent numbers following the South Carolina primary.
Paul’s delegate count was reported on January 11 as three. On January 19, however, the Republican establishment recalculated the Iowa caucus vote count and said that Paul had not gained a single delegate – in essence stripping him. It counted the initial vote in secret.
This sleight of hand was almost completely ignored by the corporate media. It was like a scene out of Orwell’s 1984 where the state suddenly revises history.
“And if all others accepted the lie which the party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became the truth,” Orwell wrote.
It looks like the records published by CNN and CBS are not telling the same tale. In the future, they should probably compare notes.