Ron Paul Lashes Out At WaPo's Witch Hunt: "Expect Such Attacks To Continue"

Tyler Durden's picture

 

Washington Post Peddles Tarring of Ron Paul Institute as Russian Propaganda, via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

 

The Washington Post has a history of misrepresenting Ron Paul’s views. Last year the supposed newspaper of record ran a feature article by David A. Fahrenthold in which Fahrenthold grossly mischaracterized Paul as an advocate for calamity, oppression, and poverty — the opposite of the goals Paul routinely expresses and, indeed, expressed clearly in a speech at the event upon which Fahrenthold’s article purported to report. Such fraudulent attacks on the prominent advocate for liberty and a noninterventionist foreign policy fall in line with the newspaper’s agenda. As Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob G. Hornberger put it in a February editorial, the Post’s agenda is guided by “the interventionist mindset that undergirds the mainstream media.”

On Thursday, the Post published a new article by Craig Timberg complaining of a “flood” of so-called fake news supported by “a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy,” To advance this conclusion, Timberg points to PropOrNot, an organization of anonymous individuals formed this year, as having identified “more than 200 websites as routine peddlers of Russian propaganda during the election season.” Look on the PropOrNot list. There is the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s (RPI) website RonPaulInstitute.org listed among websites termed “Russian propaganda outlets.”

What you will not find on the PropOrNot website is any particularized analysis of why the RPI website, or any website for that matter, is included on the list. Instead, you will see only sweeping generalizations from an anonymous organization. The very popular website drudgereport.com even makes the list. While listed websites span the gamut of political ideas, they tend to share in common an independence from the mainstream media.

Timberg’s article can be seen as yet another big media attempt to shift the blame for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss of the presidential election away from Clinton, her campaign, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that undermined Sen Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) challenge to Clinton in the Democratic primary.

The article may also be seen as another step in the effort to deter people from looking to alternative sources of information by labeling those information sources as traitorous or near-traitorous.

At the same time, the article may be seen as playing a role in the ongoing push to increase tensions between the United States and Russia — a result that benefits people, including those involved in the military-industrial complex, who profit from the growth of US “national security” activity in America and overseas.

This is not the first time Ron Paul and his institute has been attacked for sounding pro-Russian or anti-American. Such attacks have been advanced even by self-proclaimed libertarians.

Expect that such attacks will continue. They are an effort to tar Paul and his institute so people will close themselves off from information Paul and RPI provide each day in furtherance of the institute’s mission to continue and expand Paul’s “lifetime of public advocacy for a peaceful foreign policy and the protection of civil liberties at home.” While peace and liberty will benefit most people, powerful interests seek to prevent the realization of these objectives. Indeed, expect attacks against RPI to escalate as the institute continues to reach growing numbers of people with its educational effort

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cherry picker's picture

The National Enquirer looks like a Pulitzer Prize winning journal compared to Washington Post.

 

Looney's picture

 

These Snowflakes want a “safe place” from which they can SAFELY bully anybody they want. Fuck’em. Fuck’em all!  ;-)

Looney

Dabooda's picture

"Witch hunt" is exactly what's going on; the witches are hunting . . . anyone who doesn't trust witches.

Deathrips's picture

The sore losers position is its always easier to shoot the messenger, than to address the message.

 

There are many retards out there....beware. They will literally be trying to SHOOT the messengers.

RIPS

bob_stl's picture

He turned me into a newt.

Bad Attitude's picture

It should be obvious by now that anybody not drinking the Hillary koolaid is Russian, a Russian sympathizer, or a useful idiot of the Russians.

Hillery and her sycophants are more deranged than I thought.

Forward (over the cliff)!

bamawatson's picture

check out picture of charm bracelet biden gave barry on barry's 55th birthday; study the charms

CheapBastard's picture

This is a perfect example of how deep and wide the serious corruption is in DC.

The DC Swamp of Corruption must be drained!

bob_stl's picture

So now all of the sudden, the liberals care about the nation.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Wasn't Ron Paul a big fan of Jill Stein? What's he got to say about her now?

rrrr's picture

A safe space is a retreat from which attacks can be planned and launched. It's a very old fighting tactic.

fleur de lis's picture

This is actually a golden opportunity to start awarding the Walter Duranty Prize for dishonest, deceitful reporting on behalf of tyranny at the expense of truth and freedom, spying on private citizen on behalf of screwball DC control freaks, and relentlessly eating away like termites at what is left of our Constitutional rights.

So.

 

The first

Walter Duranty Prize

is hereby awarded to

The Washington Post

For their diligence and dedication to the destruction of freedom in the United States 

For successfully creating half baked fantasy stories about politics and promoting them as fact

And making sure that every last resident of Russia is doubled over laughing at every last resident of America

For allowing such wild comedy to pass for news. 

 

 

Article on Walter Duranty, the malevolent star reporter for the New York Times --

http://www.ukemonde.com/news/usefulidiot.html

 

 

nekten's picture

Huh!?!

Where'd you get that?

You should do some reading before posting.

 

ZD1's picture

After appearing to have given some friendly words to Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and stating that Johnson won’t get his nod, Libertarian legend, Ron Paul, made it clear in a later interview that he hasn’t really endorsed anybody.

http://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2016/10/03/ron-paul-say-endorsing-...

jeff montanye's picture

only because trump hasn't been vetted and compromised by the neo-cons (since he started at the top and self-funded to a significant degree) are we having a discussion about russia, russian influence and useful idiots.

formerly, when both candidates had "experience" (of being vetted and compromised by the neo-cons, their money and their media), no one noticed that both campaigns were run by israelis, israeli sympathizers, or useful idiots of the israelis (hat tip to bad attitude).

Whoa Dammit's picture

Perhaps you should do some reading yourself.

Onetime Libertarian presidential nominee Ron Paul said Monday he isn't planning to support Gary Johnson, the party's nominee for 2016.Instead, the former Texas congressman told MSNBC that he agrees with Green Party candidate Jill Stein on many issues. 

After he was introduced as a Stein supporter, Paul was quick to point out that he is not endorsing Stein or anyone else. But he said he feels Stein's policies have a libertarian bent.

"I said if the independents who don't know what to do and who should they pick, I say if you tend to lead progressivism and liberalism and you are interested in expressing yourself—you can vote for the Green Party," Paul clarified.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ron-paul-jill-stein-gary-johnson

 

S.N.A.F.U.'s picture

"if you tend to lead progressivism and liberalism and you are interested in expressing yourself-you can vote for the Green Party"

Since you are apparently failing to comprehend what he's saying, here it is:  "Hello all of you would-be Hillary voters, you can go vote for the Green Party instead of helping put Hillary-the-Warmonger in office."

Actual libertarians and conservatives don't "tend to lead progressivism".  (Neo-cons do but they never admit it, likely not even to themselves, so they would not see this as applying to them.)  If the 'Libertarian' party keeps running crappy progressive-leaning candidates like Johnson, that party too will suck votes away from the progressives.  And Stein herself is such an idiot she doesn't even get this game (or at least acts like she doesn't - there's plenty of evidence she just doesn't care and it is all about enriching herself just like it is for HRC) because she invited Sanders to run as the Green Party candidate - that would have nuked HRC's chances more than anything.  Of course, all such blue ticket sabotaging is for naught unless someone other than a neo-con has the red ticket.

American politics - one big shit show.

jeff montanye's picture

gary johnson's worst error, imo, was allowing the neocon clintonista william weld on the ticket as the v.p.

imo jill stein performed a useful service in offering an alternative to lefties that didn't lead to any more votes for hillary clinton (who is a zionist bankster and not a lefty at all, except for some free public speeches (as opposed to the more meaningful highly compensated and heartfelt private ones).

i've mentioned this before but it's so odd i repeat myself: my granddaughter goes to a public middle school in a north florida coastal town and her grade had a presidential vote.  hillary came in third behind trump and, second, gary johnson.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture

Genuine patriotism is easy to spot. National interest is easy to test.

Four chan's picture

ron paul secretary of treasury!

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Since when do dudes wear charm bracelets?

They'd turn every last thing upside down.

New World Chaos's picture

He might be into babies.  This has been suspected for a while due to some bizarre behavior.

This snowball is going to keep growing until it flattens everyone or until the Illuminati wreck Western civilization, whichever comes first.

Remember when Andrew Breitbart said he had a huge story that would take down the govenment, and then he died of a heart attack at age 43?

4chan dug up this tweet:

"How prog-guru John Podesta isn't household name as a world class underage sex slave op cover-upper defending unspeakable dregs escapes me"

https://twitter.com/AndrewBreitbart/status/33636278100561920
https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/100507586
http://www.dcclothesline.com/2013/10/11/ex-cia-agent-says-obama-andrew-b...

The NY Times appointed Podesta crony Cecilia Kang as the "investigative reporter" debunking Pizzagate.  A US Attorney from Maryland, specializing in kiddie porn, also seems to be involved but I can't find him on the net.  Strange.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL15ZkNgUI0

Pedo politicians everywhere! 

https://pedophilesdownunder.com

https://www.silverdoctors.com/tag/norway-pedophile-ring/

Dura_Ace's picture

kinda something someone would send a gay president with a tranny wife

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Is it possible that the Dems will learn anything? My bet would be not, large corrupt agencies do not adapt qyuickly. Instead they will double down on the insanity. Over the cliff

knukles's picture

This has been and will continue to be for all the marbles.
Like Natural Laws, Freedoms, and the like
Trivial niceties.
Globally

froze25's picture

Knucks, all we have to look at is the amount of Dems and "celebrities " that are into the Satanist Spirit Cooking shit.  They are truly "F"'ed up people.  that fact is what makes the Pizzagate story so plausible.

bamawatson's picture

death of nancy schaefer
death of monica peterson

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

'bama, you follow this, is there a shred of evidence that the you-know-who bro's were guests of C. Freud in Portugal when you-know-who disappeared?

bamawatson's picture

freud was in france; RUMOR is both bros were crashing at clem's; he then returned and, though not previously knowing parents, invited them over , , they came; mom said clem asked lots o questions

emails of pedodesta are unavailable for days in question

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

I'll be shocked if it turns out they were there.  I know of not a shred of evidence of that.

bamawatson's picture

nor do i
this is fact
june 2016 murder of husband of Camila Wright, asst AG who was forming pedo case against clinton et al

GordonFreeman's picture

Only Stew Webb and Sorchal say she was Investigating CLinton

fbazzrea's picture

what about Larry Nichols' untimely demise? what's up with that?

while we're asking...

knukles's picture

I hope The President (No, you know to whom I properly refer!)has the PizzaGate files.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Just looked at my junk mail and there was a black friday add from Dominoes that had a little girl eating an oversize piece of pizza. Made me queasy.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

I agree. Im not sure pizza will ever be the same

Clara Tardis's picture

Here's a new one, he named his band pizza underground-

"Macaulay Culkin KNOWS The Truth About The "PIZZA UNDERGROUND"

https://youtu.be/8rFDA9qWtFc

DjangoCat's picture

Agreed.  We need more people, eventually, all of them.  Blinded, they are.  As though they are spell bound.

What is the antidote for pizza?

jeff montanye's picture

imo the wapo is not retarded, except in thinking this neomccarthyism will work.

they just profoundly disagree with most u.s. citizens as to the country the interests of which should be first priority.

the editor, marty baron, was "born in Tampa, Florida to Jewish immigrants from Israel." (wiki)

it's not a coincidence. it's a multi-generational conspiracy hidden in plain sight.  see jeff gates' book guilt by association: https://www.amazon.com/Guilt-Association-Deception-Self-Deceit-America/d... for maddening detail.

new game's picture

we kinow the enimies. they are coming out of their rabbit holes. simply a conflict with no middle ground.

i think zh'ers know where this goes....

Uzda Farce's picture

Eugene Meyer, Fed chairman and member of the Rockefeller/CFR, purchased the WashPost in 1933. It remained under control of the Meyer-Graham family for 80 years until it was sold to liberal billionaire Jeff Bezos in 2013.

The CFR plays a key role in the "multi-generational conspiracy". Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, BlackRock, Time-Warner, IBM, AT&T and Google are CFR corporate sponsors. All of their chairmen are CFR members. Also Bill Clinton, Jacob Lew, Ashton Carter, Janet Yellen and George Soros. See member lists at cfr dot org.

Consuelo's picture

 

 

"Fuck’em. Fuck’em all!  ;-)"

 

To quote a phrase from Roy Batty of Bladerunner fame:

 

"I had in mind something a bit more - radical..."

 


Chris Dakota's picture

Washington Post owned by Amazon's (((Bezo))) who fears Trump will breakup his Chinamart with antitrust.

 

Dutti's picture

I, for one will from now on limit the use of any Jeff Bezos' businesses as much as I can.