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linusPAULing
01-21-2008, 12:21 PM
http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13512_1-9854519-23.html

ClayTrainor
01-21-2008, 12:25 PM
Excellent! CNet gets absolutely massive amounts of traffic!

xxxander
01-21-2008, 12:25 PM
great article... dugg

LukeNM
01-21-2008, 12:34 PM
"Today, they get to put their money where their mouths are."

dblee
01-21-2008, 02:03 PM
the problem with many of these articles is that they assume the newsletters were even that racist to begin with. they weren't. read in context, they end up sounding like garden variety libertarian rhetoric. maybe with the anger level ratcheted up a bit.

in fact some of those quotations taken out of context by jamie kirchick were actually CONDEMNING racism... ironic isn't it.

I doubt Dr. Paul ever read the newsletters himself, else he would have known that. I also am firmly convinced that he didn't write them considering the disparity between the style of writing in his speeches and books compared to the style of the newsletter author.


Anyway, this smear job is going to take more than a money bomb to clear up. The more informed we are going into it, the better.

http://www.takimag.com/site/article/why_the_beltway_libertarians_are_trying_to_smear_r on_paul/

best article to date.

sratiug
01-21-2008, 02:57 PM
Bump, comment this article!!!

AdoubleR
01-21-2008, 03:16 PM
dugg!

ronpaul.in
01-21-2008, 03:16 PM
Take the extra few min and sign up to CNN and comment everyone

Quantumystic
01-21-2008, 03:26 PM
WTF???

Has NOBODY seen the New Republic's follow-up article that admits it is almost certain now that Paul did not write those articles in the newsletter?

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=a798dde9-f263-462b-b15c-6dfc538f03ff

I personally posted this immediately on the well-traffiked political forum "Perspectives.com", and it seemed highly effective in shutting up a number of previously very vocal forum posters who were relentlessly accusing Paul of racism.

According to several people I have interviewed, and according to this heavily reported investigation published on Reason's website Wednesday, all signs point to Rockwell's being the lead author of the newsletters. Though most issues of the newsletter did not contain mastheads, he is nonetheless listed as "Editor" in the May 1988 Ron Paul Investment Letter. (Others, including Paul himself, have been listed as editors throughout the newsletter's history.) "I don't know anyone else it would be," Robbins told me. "As I understand the arrangement, he had trusted, in particular, Rockwell--and there may have been another business partner involved--and he left them pretty much a free hand. I think it's a case of bad judgment on his part. ... He should not have trusted Rockwell and his friends." Lizardo says that the content of the newsletters demonstrates "what happens when someone takes advantage of someone else's trust."

dblee
01-21-2008, 03:32 PM
dammit, that still acknowledges that the letters are somehow 'racist' and not just politically incorrect.

Read the http://www.takimag.com/site/article/why_the_beltway_libertarians_are_trying_to_smear_r on_paul/

article and you'll see just how amazingly out of context most of those comments were.

Gammerus
01-21-2008, 04:06 PM
WTF???

Has NOBODY seen the New Republic's follow-up article that admits it is almost certain now that Paul did not write those articles in the newsletter?

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=a798dde9-f263-462b-b15c-6dfc538f03ff

I personally posted this immediately on the well-traffiked political forum "Perspectives.com", and it seemed highly effective in shutting up a number of previously very vocal forum posters who were relentlessly accusing Paul of racism.

According to several people I have interviewed, and according to this heavily reported investigation published on Reason's website Wednesday, all signs point to Rockwell's being the lead author of the newsletters. Though most issues of the newsletter did not contain mastheads, he is nonetheless listed as "Editor" in the May 1988 Ron Paul Investment Letter. (Others, including Paul himself, have been listed as editors throughout the newsletter's history.) "I don't know anyone else it would be," Robbins told me. "As I understand the arrangement, he had trusted, in particular, Rockwell--and there may have been another business partner involved--and he left them pretty much a free hand. I think it's a case of bad judgment on his part. ... He should not have trusted Rockwell and his friends." Lizardo says that the content of the newsletters demonstrates "what happens when someone takes advantage of someone else's trust."


I am confused, why didn't Ron finger Rockwell?