I logged on to OS several days ago and found a ludicrous post by someone (whom I shall refrain from naming) claiming that Ron Paul was a racist using talking points from the media about incendiary remarks from 20-year old newsletters. This story has been floating around ever since it was revealed that Ron Paul was the frontrunner in Iowa and in a position to really do damage to the Republican establishment in the upcoming primaries. Although Ron Paul has graciously answered these claims for almost 20 years, the MSM continues to throw it out there, presumably because its the only dirt they can find on him. Raw Story (among others) reported that Ron Paul stormed out of an interview with CNN's Gloria Borger when she pressed him on the issue:
Sounds pretty damning, doesn't it? The "neutral" CNN questions Ron Paul, he storms out, and Raw Story says "See! Look how he gets defensive! He must be a racist!"
Then I read this UK Daily Mail headline and had to chuckle:
Raw Footage Shows Ron Paul DIDN'T Storm Out of CNN Interview Over Racist Newsletters...The Interview Was Simply Done
This is one of millions of examples. The mainstream media preys on folks who don't do their homework. In Goebbels-ian fashion (I think I made up a word), the media repeats a lie long enough, and people start to believe it.
Now that doesn't mean that as a Ron Paul supporter I look away from any criticisms without investigating them myself. I've heard these stories before and have investigated them. Lets quickly review a couple, shall we?...
The New Republic ran a story 4 years ago about this nonsense, but when the author of that hit piece was on Tucker Carlson's MSNBC show, he had to admit he actually never heard Ron Paul say anything racist (go to 3:44):
I also heard about a New York Times piece several years ago claiming that Ron Paul was receiving money from white supremacist organizations, only to be forced to print a retraction, citing "several errors":
According to Pultizer Prize winning politifact.com, Ron Paul voted in favor of the establishment of Martin Luther King Jr. day in the 1980's. Now why would a racist vote in favor of something like this, especially since it goes against his strict constitutionalist principles, giving him the perfect excuse? What's funny is this piece seems to be trying to paint Dr. Paul in a negative light, but I think they failed:
I have followed Ron Paul for quite some time now and have never heard him make any comments that are racist. I've also read several Ron Paul books and have never read any passages that could even be considered racist.
A long time ago I used to watch the news networks religiously and thought I was smart, so I can't blame people for the brainwashing they are subjected to on a daily basis. But if it isn't obvious to folks by now that the MSM is completely compromised, both left and right, then those who still participate in and support that sideshow must be braindead. I know, that claim sounds a little harsh, but when your government fluoridates your water for 50+ years and tells you its good for you, poisons your food with GMO, and dumbs down your education to the point where you can't add 176 + 38 without a calculator (they got me, too...it took me a while to figure out it was 214), it makes sense to me.
I didn't learn a damn thing about the world until I started to look for the answers myself. My time spent in the Matrix was about feeling good about myself at the expense of others, and the Matrix itself provided the breeding ground for those thoughts to grow.
I wish you all a happy holiday season, including the person who inspired this post (and if you're reading this, I'm sure you know who you are by now). My hope is that by pointing out obvious lies by the MSM, I can hopefully sway people to stop believing the hype and help bring the revolution of knowledge this hoodwinked nation is in such desperate need of.