While Newt Gingrich's poor primary performance hasn't diminished his media coverage, the same can't be said for poor old Ron Paul.
As Politico's Dylan Byers reports today, the Paul campaign doesn't have a single embedded reporter left…
A couple weeks back I noted that Ron Paul, the lonely delegate hunter, had only one full-time, embedded reporter on his trail: Anthony Terrell of NBC News. Other reporters have provided some coverage of the candidate, but for the last few weeks Terrell was the only proverbial boy on the bus.
But now, Ron Paul is officially embedless. Earlier this week, NBC decided that Terrell would transition off the trail and back to his job with MSNBC, though a spokesperson there would not comment on the move.
Meanwhile, outlets that have been providing frequent but not full coverage, including Fox News, have no intention of putting a reporter back out full-time.
This is so inconvenient. Now when I want to know what's going on with Ron Paul, I'll have to go, basically, anywhere on the Internet. It's the end of an era. An era no one cares about anymore. Like the Gold Rush.
NBC's decision probably didn't go over well with the Ron Paul Nation. Although it's kind of hard to tell since all their comments are already in bold all-caps font.
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Tags: NBC, Primaries, Republicans, Ron Paul