Some of you have written in complaining about the fact that we did not mention Republican presidential contender and Texas Congressman Ron Paul in our correspondent report on the Republican presidential debate on January 10th. http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-01-11-voa8.cfm
We asked VOA's National Correspondent Jim Malone to consider these complaints and respond. Although Mr. Paul is shown in a photo of the participants in our web version, Jim says:
"Those of you who raised objections have a point. We should have mentioned his name along with the other Republican contenders who took part."
As Jim points out: "This is an example of the challenges that face all news organizations when it comes to balancing coverage of the so-called frontrunners in both political parties and those other contenders who remain in the race but not at the forefront of the polls or fundraising."
We would like to point out a story by our Houston-based correspondent filed earlier this month http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-01-02-voa38.cfm that dealt exclusively with the Paul campaign and the buzz he has generated in the general election debate and in his ability to raise campaign funds through the Internet.