Ron Paul Runs, Defense Falls Apart
2:33 PM, Dec 22, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jamie Kirchick writes about Ron Paul's newsletters in the most recent issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Interestingly, Paul's response has been, essentially, to say that he never read them before they were published and then to say he "disavows" the newsletters anyway. This is just what he did yesterday in an interview with CNN.
"I've never read that stuff," Paul told the CNN journalist interviewing him. "I've never read - I came - I was probably aware of it 10 years after it was written and it's been going on 20 years that people have pestered me about this and CNN does it every single time." When the journalist persisted, Paul ended the interview:
Today, Hot Air reports that a video has emerged of Paul promoting the newsletters:
In the video, Paul says:
What Paul did not say, however, is that the newsletters also promoted "bigotry and conspiracy theories," as Kirchick notes.