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Ron Paul: NYT retracts Nazi smear piece

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posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 10:37 PM
the New York Times has "pulled" a recent online smearpiece directed at Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The entry Originally appeared here:
Under the authorship of Virginia Heffernan.
It has since been replaced with an Edtors note

A post in The Medium that appeared on Monday about the Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and his purported adoption by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups contained several errors.

The original post also repeated a string of assertions by Bill White, the commander of the American National Socialist Workers Party, including the allegation that Paul meets regularly “with members of the Stormfront set, American Renaissance, the Institute for Historic Review and others” at a restaurant in Arlington, Va. Paul never attended these dinners, according to Benton(Ron Paul campaign spokesman)

The Original blog entry is still online.

This kind of reporting, or pseudoblogging if you like. Is one of the main reasons Paul supporters feel the need to talk about him with such frequency and fervor. They figure that if THEY don't do it, someone else will, and they'll get it wrong. On Purpose.

Thats what happened here.
Under the guise of a blog, the NYT was able to distance itself from the comments. There was no real apology. Just regret for getting caught in a lie.

The same sources used in this report, have been repeated ad nauseum across the internet. One thing nobody counted on was Ron Paul supporters.
Self-educated on the Man's policies. They take it upon themselves to call-out biased, and unresearched reporting.

They certainly won this round.

posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 07:11 AM
reply to post by spacedoubt

I think the first place I saw that was on the American Thinker site, they posted the piece with the White allegations and also put a disclaimer that it should be taken with a grain of salt.

The next day they also added more information to discredit that person's claims. White obviously has issues.

I didn't believe the article when it first came out, it did look like a deliberate attack coming from that person. That was a definite SMEAR piece.

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