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NPR Tries to Cast Rand Paul as KKK Sympathizer
Publius Forum ^ | 05/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston

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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TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; defundpbsnpr; defundtheleft; dnctalkingpoints; kentucky; mediabias; naziinsult; npr; pravdamedia; publicradio; randpaul; smearcampaign; taxdollarsatwork; yellowjournalism; youpayforthis; zogbyism
The Old Media strikes to destroy a conservative once again.
1 posted on 05/20/2010 10:19:45 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

The Old Media strikes to destroy a conservative once again.

Is he a conservative...or a libertarian?


2 posted on 05/20/2010 10:20:41 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


3 posted on 05/20/2010 10:22:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

Someday one of them will be tarred and feathered.


4 posted on 05/20/2010 10:24:02 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


5 posted on 05/20/2010 10:24:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Left on left snarkiness.

Gotta love it.


6 posted on 05/20/2010 10:24:38 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.”


7 posted on 05/20/2010 10:24:57 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: eCSMaster

Oh when TSHTF or a civil war erupts, I just hope the people on our side remember that the media is the enemy too.


8 posted on 05/20/2010 10:24:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

>> we have to change the media. Somehow.

I vote for “ovens”.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 10:25:21 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


10 posted on 05/20/2010 10:25:22 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

The left is throwing a hissy fit over talk about doing away with the Sec. of Education and the unelected, unaccountable EPA.


11 posted on 05/20/2010 10:26:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Tarpon

Hey, the KKK were just southern insurgents who dragged the Civil War out 100 years.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 10:27:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Defund Pacifica Radio too (we fund it in portion). It makes NPR look like Fox News.


13 posted on 05/20/2010 10:28:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 10:29:44 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

The only KKK member I know of Congress is Senator Byrd (D).


15 posted on 05/20/2010 10:30:04 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: jessduntno

>>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.


16 posted on 05/20/2010 10:30:48 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I’m not sure why he would give an interview to NPR anyway.


17 posted on 05/20/2010 10:31:57 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012----Remember May 20th is "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day")
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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.


18 posted on 05/20/2010 10:34:12 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: roses of sharon

He is not showing good judgement, lets hope he learns quickly.


19 posted on 05/20/2010 10:37:37 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Does NPR mean the KKK which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party?


20 posted on 05/20/2010 10:40:24 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Mobile Vulgus
This outfit gets government funds and it is proof positive why Obama and the Democrats support them. They are a propaganda machine for the Democrats.If this is what we are coming to it is time to revolt.
21 posted on 05/20/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT by RocketRoland
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To: RobRoy
Maybe. I've read some of the position stuff from UK "Libertarians". They sound more like Seattle Socialist/Anarchists than anything. "Property is theft" and all that crap. They really took a wrong turn somewhere in the philosophy.

When it comes to political parties, exceptions to the rule appears to be a rule in and of itself.

22 posted on 05/20/2010 10:43:02 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: HerrBlucher
He took a chance. Like most good people, you don't expect to face such blatant two-faced hostility from an open invitation.

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?"

23 posted on 05/20/2010 10:46:22 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


24 posted on 05/20/2010 10:53:36 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Mobile Vulgus
All politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.


25 posted on 05/20/2010 10:55:12 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


26 posted on 05/20/2010 10:55:59 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Defund the Left.

I have been saying this since 1994.

27 posted on 05/20/2010 10:57:56 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tarpon
They should talk to Sen Byrd while they still have time.

Every time the left says "racist" the right should scream his name! Hypocrits!

28 posted on 05/20/2010 10:59:15 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Won’t work. Republicans already tried this lie against Ron Paul for years.


29 posted on 05/20/2010 11:08:51 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Tarpon

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.


30 posted on 05/20/2010 11:11:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Dead Corpse

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.


31 posted on 05/20/2010 11:55:21 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Why would Mr. Paul go on NPR? Bad judgement.....


32 posted on 05/20/2010 12:08:00 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: HerrBlucher

This is his first run at an Office isn’t it? He seems to be doing relatively well so far.


33 posted on 05/20/2010 12:08:02 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Dead Corpse

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.


34 posted on 05/20/2010 12:10:56 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: roses of sharon
So why did he go on Maddow’s show?

That's where he announced his candidacy.

How that didn't raise eyebrows around here, I'll never understand.

35 posted on 05/20/2010 12:13:25 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I plead ignorance....embarrassing....how I missed that I do not know.


36 posted on 05/20/2010 12:18:24 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: HerrBlucher
I agree. The bad part about being principled is that it takes a certain amount of honesty and brain power. Not a good combination in a political aspiree as it tends to create blind spots your detractors can strike at you from.

"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..."

Etc...

37 posted on 05/20/2010 12:20:28 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.....


38 posted on 05/20/2010 12:50:40 PM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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