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TheAlexJonesChannel — May 21, 2010 — Rand Paul Strikes Back At Mainstream Media Smear Machine
MSNBC devotes a full day to branding anti-establishment candidate a racist bigot
Friday, May 21st, 2010
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Would be Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has hit back at a desperate and sustained mainstream media attempt to smear him as a racist extremist following his historic primary victory earlier this week.
Paul appeared on ABCs Good Morning America today to make it clear that the attacks against him regarding views he expressed on the Civil Rights Act, which we covered in our article yesterday, are red herrings and part of an establishment effort to trash his campaign.
Ive just been trashed up and down and they have been saying things that are untrue. And when they say Im for repealing the Civil Rights Act, its absolutely false. Its never been my position and something that I basically just think is politics. Paul said.
Following Pauls initial appearance on Wednesdays Rachel Maddow program, during which the MSNBC host suggested Paul would tolerate racial segregation because he opposes federal government regulation, the cable network devoted a full day of coverage to the same talking point.
Despite Pauls repeated statements that he did not tolerate discrimination or racism in any form, and that he supported the Civil Rights Act in totality, MSNBC wheeled out its liberal attack dogs in the form of Jesse Jackson, Democratic Congressman James Clyburn, liberal professors Boyce Watkins and Michael Eric Dyson and Democratic strategist Karen Finney. The network aired eight different segments totaling 37 minutes, without a single guest to defend Rand Pauls position or provide any balance whatsoever.
Yesterday Pauls opponent in the Senate race, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, now lagging behind Paul by a whopping 25 points according to a Rasmussen survey, claimed that Paul had said he wanted to repeal the Civil Rights Act, a blatantly false accusation that prompted Paul to issue a corrective statement. Ridiculously, Paul had to clarify that he did not wish to repeal the Civil Rights Act:
Even though this matter was settled when I was 2, and no serious people are seeking to revisit it except to score cheap political points, I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pauls statement read.
Let me be clear: I support the Civil Rights Act because I overwhelmingly agree with the intent of the legislation, which was to stop discrimination in the public sphere and halt the abhorrent practice of segregation and Jim Crow laws. As I have said in previous statements, sections of the Civil Rights Act were debated on Constitutional grounds when the legislation was passed. Those issues have been settled by federal courts in the intervening years. the statement concluded.
Despite Pauls statement, the smear machine went into overdrive and even led to comments from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who said I think the issues that, that many fought for in the 50s and the 60s were settled a long time ago in landmark legislation and the discussion about whether or not to support those, I dont think, shouldnt have a place in our political dialogue in 2010.
The LA Times devoted its front page to the smear attack, meanwhile, Organizing for America, an Obama campaign group run by the Democratic National Committee began emailing thousands of people on its mailing list in an effort to convince them that Rand Paul supports segregation and that there should be a massive public outcry.
Late yesterday afternoon, Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, also issued a statement, noting that It is apparent that the Democrats are trying to twist Rand Pauls words and create an issue that does not exist because they are rightfully worried that he is leading Jack Conway,.
A fired up Paul hit out further at the establishment lefts political smear campaign on Good Morning America today:
If you want to bring up 40-year-old legislation, why dont you bring me on with Sen. [Robert] Byrd, and well talk about how he filibustered the Civil Rights Act, Paul said of the 92-year-old West Virginia Democrat. Make him, call him to task for something he actually did as opposed to calling me to task for something they insinuated that I might believe thats not true.
What is going on here is an attempt to vilify us for partisan reasons. Where do your talking points come from? The Democratic National Committee, they also come from Rachel Maddow and MSNBC. he added.