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Ron Paul Supporters Confront GOP Pollster Frank Luntz

The GOP doesn't want Paul messing up their private party with an anti-war message that's resonating, so they fixed the show and excluded him.
It's always great when Fox News calls for civility. After excluding Ron Paul (who is, per some polls, in a statistical tie for third in the GOP New Hampshire primary) from the debate last night, Fox's official pollster Frank Luntz's feathers were ruffled because a Paul supporter got into his focus group and taped the proceedings.

The man claims that Luntz was slamming Paul to focus group members, and according to Melissa Bailey of the New Haven Independent, threatened to publish the video on his web site:
Luntz charged the man with breaking the rules by recording the proceedings.
"I'm not part of the media. I have a Web site," said the Paul supporter, who slipped away before the Independent could ask his name.
"You have a Web site," echoed Luntz.
"Yeah, that's not the media!" said the man. Others chimed in -- "The Internet doesn't count."
Luntz charged the participant with subverting the poll. "Don't you think you have a responsibility" to answer honestly to the questions? Luntz asked - or tried to, before he got cut off by raging Paulites.
Oh that's rich.
Jane Hamsher is the founder of FireDogLake. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect.
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