Seattle Times: Scott Bundren
Scott Bundren is far too polite in his letter to the editor of the Seattle Times when he only asserts that Ron Paul deserves more coverage. Let’s be clear on the travesty of reporting that occurred in the Seattle newspaper. Ron Paul received 4,521 votes(only 150 votes behind Bachmann) in the Iowa straw poll. Rick Perry and Romney both received LESS than 1000 votes!However, the Aug. 14th article in the Seattle Times barely mentioned Paul’s accomplishment while dull wits like Rick Perry got plenty of ink! There is faint bias and then there is OUTRIGHT MISREPRESENTATION. Paul beat Perry by almost 4000 votes and gets ignored. No amount of spin can support such an injustice. Whoever wrote the piece overtly denying Paul the coverage he deserved should be reprimanded/dismissed.
Your article on the Iowa straw poll greatly diminished Ron Paul’s outstanding second-place performance [“Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll; Paul No. 2,” page one, Aug. 14].
Your article focused on Michele Bachman, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, yet Paul received 4,671 votes to Perry’s 718, and Romney’s 567. Paul was relegated to a brief mention at the end of the article.
Paul almost tied for winning the Iowa straw poll (only 150 votes behind Bachmann). From this strong show of support, Paul is clearly a strong contender in this race.
He offers unique economic insights at a time when this country is in sore need of them.
— Scott Bundren, Redmond