This illustrates where we are with "news" in the United States. I am not going to take a stance (other than my quotation marks), but would love to hear your point of view. I have listed the "news" anchors responses to Ron Paul's words below the clip.
Mark Haines: "This is not going as planned"
ErinBurnett: "No it is not"
MarkHaines: "We were told that there would be a very limited number of opening statements, and it seems to be getting out of control."
ErinBurnett: "Here’s what we forgot, everybody is taking this live, you know what that means? Why would they miss an opportunity for free air time?"
MarkHaines: "We’re going to take a commercial break and get them out of the way, so that when something really substandard [hahaha-think he meant substantial] is happening, we don’t have to interrupt them."