LGF links to this Yahoo report that says yes, and Ron Paul supporters are sending out emails to rally the troops. I just got this email from a Ron Paul supporter although I’m not sure why because I don’t support Ron Paul:
Take Action Now! Has Fox News Excluded Ron Paul From
the Pre NH Primary Debate?
Please forward this URL to other Ron Paul supporters
We need to send a message to Fox’s Rupert Murdoch &
his fellow Neocon buddies that he is not Musharraf and
the US is not Pakistan, yet! Fox News cannot just
stifle public opinion. debate and impact a primary
election by excluding Ron Paul just because they don’t
like his message of freedom and liberty.
Cover them up with e-mails and they will just say it
was a mistake or miscommunication.
Be respectful as all of the email addresses below are
just employees trying to keep their jobs with the
world’s largest media monopoly. One of them, Judge
Napolitano is my choice for Ron Paul’s VP running
I think this guy needs to climb down. Saying Fox News is like Pervez Musharraf is a bit extreme, don’t you think?
Update: Ron Paul has weighed in on the controversy. The Boston Globe has a report:
Ron Paul said the decision to exclude him from a debate on Fox News Sunday the weekend before the New Hampshire Primary is proof that the network “is scared” of him.
“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 blame America first isolationist foreign policy views are definitely something that we should all be afraid of, but not for the reasons he thinks. Pulling out of Iraq before the job is done, which is what Paul and the Democrats recommend, would be awful for America because it would portray us as being weak. Al Qaeda has lost so much credibility in the last view months, which devastates their cause in the Middle East, because they are being defeated so handily by our troops. The last thing we should do is assume the blame, pack up, and go home. Ron Paul’s isolationism isn’t just centered in Iraq. He is an isolationist (he calls himself a non interventionist) on principle:
It is time for Americans to rethink the interventionist foreign policy that is accepted without question in Washington. It is time to understand the obvious harm that results from our being dragged time and time again into intractable and endless Middle East conflicts, whether in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, or Palestine. It is definitely time to ask ourselves whether further American lives and tax dollars should be lost trying to remake the Middle East in our image.
Ron Paul would prefer that we completely ignore the violence and terrorism that has plagued the Middle East even though it has affected one of our greatest allies, Israel, and was brought to our own shores in 1993 with the first World Trade Center bombing, the US Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, and the USS Cole, all long before we were attacked on 9/11. Instead he insists these attacks were the actually caused by our actions, not those of the terrorists, and recommends that we ignore that part of the world completely. Yep, I’d say that’s a pretty scary idea.