Skip to comments.NPR Tries to Cast Rand Paul as KKK Sympathizer
Posted on 05/20/2010 10:19:45 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
On the day after his historic primary win, National Public Radio rabidly went after Rand Paul, newly minted GOP nominee for Kentucky Senator, trying to make him out to be a KKK sympathizer or perhaps a racist that would have agreed to keep Jim Crow alive and well in 1964. This rabid, left-wing attack is uncalled for and, further, is meant only to stir anti-Republican hatred and not to help voters discover anything relevant about nominee Rand Paul.
Nearly at the top of the interview the host of NPR's All Things Considered tried to paint Mr. Paul as some sort of hater that would have opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Catch this loaded and irrelevant question by NPR:
You've said that business should have the right to refuse service to anyone and that the Americans for Disabilities Act, the ADA, was an over reach by the federal government, would you say the same by extension of the 1964 Civil Rights Act?Paul gave a very good reply but the best thing he said was that he hadn't read through the entire 1964 legislation because it had been passed 40 years ago and didn't have any role in today's campaign. And that is just it, isn't it? The 1964 Civil Rights Act is ancient history as far as current politics goes. It is fully accepted and is not a law in dispute, nor does it have any part in current political discussion. The law is fact the legitimacy of which no one questions. Talking about the 1964 Civil Rights Act is not relevant alt all to today's issues...
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The Old Media strikes to destroy a conservative once again.
Is he a conservative...or a libertarian?
That is how the media operates.
That is what we face. The media sets the agenda in this country and we have to change the media. Somehow.
Someday one of them will be tarred and feathered.
Defund the Left. This is taxpayer funded radio. State Run Media.
Screw these socialists who are sh** scared that their plans may be put to a halt once again.
Left on left snarkiness.
Gotta love it.
Paul should have been ready to throw it right back in their face, referring to NPR as a “left-wing organ of the Democrat party”, more than willing to use religious and racial hatred to advance their cause, projecting their prejudices on others.
And, he should have continued, “Congress should examine revoking the NPR charter, and selling off its assets, for using public monies to support an openly partisan agenda.”
Oh when TSHTF or a civil war erupts, I just hope the people on our side remember that the media is the enemy too.
>> we have to change the media. Somehow.
I vote for “ovens”.
Everybody knows the KKK was a bunch of Democrats. Does NPR think Abe Lincoln formed the Klan? They should talk to Sen Byrd while they still have time.
The left is throwing a hissy fit over talk about doing away with the Sec. of Education and the unelected, unaccountable EPA.
Hey, the KKK were just southern insurgents who dragged the Civil War out 100 years.
Defund Pacifica Radio too (we fund it in portion). It makes NPR look like Fox News.
So why did he go on Maddow’s show? And NPR?
Why give State TV credibility?
This morning he admits it was a mistake.
Good grief, here we go again.
The only KKK member I know of Congress is Senator Byrd (D).
>>Is he a conservative...or a libertarian?<<
He is a conservative in the libertarian way, kinda like me. :)
I was discussing with a couple of friends the difference between the labels “conservative” and “libertarian”. I think the former is just a label that depends on context while the latter much more stands on its own.
Libertarian has a fairly narrow meaning, while words like “liberal” and “conservative” depend on the environment in which they are being used.
A conservative in Kentucky, USA has quite a bit different political viewpoints than a conservative in Moscow, Russia. Libertarians from either place would probably hold pretty similar viewpoints.
I’m not sure why he would give an interview to NPR anyway.
Some supposedly on the right are trying to destroy him too, seems he is on to something. The GOP establishment and the lefty establishment don’t want their piggy bank taken away.
Reigning in the Federal Govt is the issue of our time, and yes it trumps terrorism. There won’t be anything left for anyone to attack.
He is not showing good judgement, lets hope he learns quickly.
Does NPR mean the KKK which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party?
When it comes to political parties, exceptions to the rule appears to be a rule in and of itself.
NPR "Sure. Come on in. It'll be a nice interview and you can get your opinions out to the people."
Rand "Oh... Ok. Thanks!"
NRP "BTW... Why DO you have sex with kittens? When did you stop beating your wife? Can we quote you that you agree that cannibalism is ok in some circumstances?"
Well, what would expect from pigs that feed at the government trough?
NPR depends upon the largesse of Congress for funding. Rand Paul is against such funding.
LOL -— A lot of truth in what you say. And most of what they did was to maintain their power. Democrats do things like this, still today.
I have been saying this since 1994.
Every time the left says "racist" the right should scream his name! Hypocrits!
Won’t work. Republicans already tried this lie against Ron Paul for years.
It’s something I point out when people bitch about how long THE Iraq war was.
It was 2 different situations.
Saddam was toppled and we then ended up fighting against the insurgency WITH Iraqis, not against them.
Truth be told, the Iraq War stretches back to the first gulf war. When Saddam broke the peace by seeking weapons he’d agreed not to possess or pursue, the war was on again.
You would think though that by now Rand should know what the Left is all about, that he still doesn’t, or at least didn’t before the interview, indicates to me he is still a little wet behind the ears. Fortunately they showed their hand long before the election and now Paul can prepare accordingly.
Why would Mr. Paul go on NPR? Bad judgement.....
This is his first run at an Office isn’t it? He seems to be doing relatively well so far.
He is repeatedly ripping leftists new ones and that is a great thing, they are counter attacking and he needs to be prepared for the onslaught. I am glad he won, I think he will beat the dem but not without successfuly fending off the demonic rage of the Leftist media.
That's where he announced his candidacy.
How that didn't raise eyebrows around here, I'll never understand.
I plead ignorance....embarrassing....how I missed that I do not know.
"I wouldn't do that to them, so maybe they won't do it to me."
"That person said they were my friend and we had common goals. They would never stab me in the back just for political gain would they? I wouldn't do it to them..."
Is Rand Paul AN IDIOT?
Does he plan to repeal the civil rights laws?
NO? Then why THE HELL did he get off the message(low taxes, limited govenment, etc.)?
This is the stuff liberal reporers just set off an media feeding frenzy.
It’s bad enough the media has painted the Tea Party movement as racist. Now Paul has just donned the hood and sheets on the best hope to rein in the obama red hordes.
The GOP ...The STUPID PARTY.....
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