Being a journalist I’m not going to argue with a collegue for persistence. I just wish Gloria Borger was just as persistent in finding out whether there were WMD’s in Iraq as she was asking whether Ron Paul wrote his little fan newsletters or not. The latter is just politics. Actual lives were at stake when it came to Iraq. Apparently to Borger, one was more important than the other. It’s too late to play “journalist” now and ask the “really tough questions.”
To their credit, people like Connor Friesdorf and Andrew Sullivan and Reason magazine (which went the the opposite way four years ago) realize the bigger picture at stake. Others will take their pot-shots to stop a man whom they view as a mortal threat. But what the whole newsletters issue really comes down to, whether these words which even a scumbag like Eric Dondero said Paul never wrote are as important as what’s going on right now in the world where brown children in Afghanistan and Pakistan are being blown away from Obama’s killer drones as collateral damage or whether Iranian children might have the same done to them if Iran is attacked by the U.S. and or Israel.
If being the PC police, pleasing the SPLC and being clear of conscious of the taint of “racism” is more important than what’s being done in their name and their tax money in southwest Asia which Ron Paul wishes to stop. We’ll find out what’s more important to people, trivialities or human life.