Ron Paul Gets Covered in the New York Times

In the New York Times corrections box (6/7/11):

An article on Monday about Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, omitted the name of one of the other declared candidates, who number six, not five. Ron Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas, is also running.

One of the main tasks the media perform in a campaign is excluding the candidates they deem unworthy of consideration. The Times is off to an early start.

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