Darren Richardson

Sept. 25, 2011

In mid-August, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart drew a lot of media attention by bringing it his viewers’ attention that the presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) wasn’t getting a fair amount of attention from the people in the media who pay attention to presidential politics.

What a difference one attention-getting segment on The Daily Show can make.

Paul will be the center of attention Monday when he joins host Jon Stewart in New York for his first appearance of the 2012 campaign season and his third overall on The Daily Show.

Paul made headlines on Sept. 21 when he told a Christian Science Monitor editorial board meeting in Washington that Jon Stewart had really “made our case” about the lack of media attention. Now, those of us who pay attention to such things are wondering what Stewart will ask Paul. We’re also wondering, of course, how Paul will handle all this newfound attention.


Aug. 17, 2011 episode of The Daily Show

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart made our case for lack of media attention, The Hill, Sept 21, 2011

Ron Paul to Jon Stewart: Thanks for help (with video), Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 21, 2011

Jon Stewart is hosting Ron Paul: What will he ask him? Christian Science Monitor, Sept.23, 2011

Ron Paul’s biography on The Daily Show’s website