Ron Paul announces new online-only video channel

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Former US Representative Ron Paul (R-TX).
Former US Representative Ron Paul (R-TX).
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If you’ve missed former Texas Congressman Ron Paul since his exit from the House floor last December, no need to worry. You’ll soon be able to catch the libertarian on his newest venture, The Ron Paul Channel, this August.

The channel’s tag line: “Turn off your TV. Turn on the truth.”

The channel will focus on foreign affairs and the economy.

Paul has taken on plenty of projects since his departure from the legislative branch, including a college tour, a new book entitled “New School Manifesto: A Libertarian Look at American Education,” and the establishment of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

His online network will provide high definition streaming service via television, tablet, and smartphone, according to the channel’s official website, though details on how those services will be provided are not clear. The new media venture also promises to allow viewers to interact with Ron Paul on air.

According to the site’s promotional video, the Ron Paul Channel will be dedicated to providing “breaking news stories, interviews with influential headliners, and hard-hitting reporting” as the “exclusive channel of truth.”

Paul started the channel when he grew dissatisfied with news networks’ coverage.

“I was at a debate one time a couple years ago, where I didn’t think I got a fair shake,” he told Libertarian political analyst Tom Woods on the Peter Schiff Show. “In a two-hour debate, I had 89 seconds. I thought, maybe there’s something wrong with the media. Maybe they’re not covering us fairly. I’m just using it as a pun, but there’s a bit of truth to this. We don’t get a fair shake. The people who believe in liberty and limited government don’t expect it from the ordinary media.”

As of July 10, Paul’s Twitter claimed that tens of thousands of people had viewed the channel’s website. The politician says the channel is backed by some of Paul’s famous supporters, including Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano, actor Vince Vaughn, and WWE wrestler Glenn “Kane” Jacobs. All three were at Paul’s annual home barbecue in Lake Jackson, Texas, earlier this month.

Representatives for the Ron Paul Channel were not available for comment.

Ron Paul announces new online-only video channel

Updated