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Rand Paul’s Education in Media Bias Earned the Hard Way

Who is primarily to blame for the MSM putting Rand Paul through the cable TV shredder last month? Regrettably, it is Paul himself.

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Bernard Chapin

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June 5, 2010 - 12:44 am
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As we saw last month, Rand Paul was victorious in Kentucky’s Republican Senate primary. Hurrah! This was fantastic news for supporters of liberty but horrendous news for leftists. The last thing our antagonists need in the Senate is for another die-hard freedom-promoter to assist Jim DeMint in his unwavering battle against statism. Given the obvious failings of the Obama administration, the mood of the country, and the demographics of the Bluegrass State it is quite likely that Paul will win in the general election. Regardless of this eventuality, the left is out to destroy him as assessing odds, percentages, and the possibility of unforeseen consequence are distinctly conservative habits. Utopians with enormous political libidos will never allow reality to interfere with dogmatics.

Enter Rand Paul, to whom the media now affixes the unique and clever moniker of “Racist!” This invective is illustrative of the left’s perennial stance on both intellectual diversity and criticism of their positions.

Anybody who questions them is branded with some kind of “ism.” Ah, the only things that never change are the avant-garde and the nefarious tactics of pseudo-liberals.

In light of Paul’s sterling pedigree — he is the son of libertarian and constitutional conservative hero Dr. Ron Paul (Rand is a doctor as well) — his is a candidacy that must be derailed because, to our foes, the ends always justify the means.

Thus, Rachel Maddow, who is a polymorphous radical and talk show host over at MSLSD, brought the soon-to-be Kentucky senator onto her program in the hopes of stringing him up. She partially succeeded by manufacturing a controversy regarding race out of dense air.

I first heard of the event the following morning when the lead story on my internet browser announced: “How Rand Paul’s civil-rights views escaped media scrutiny.” Well, no bias there.

All I wanted to do by opening up the page was to check my mail. Had I wanted to hear a drone spout off about politics I could have watched the Today Show. Unfortunately, sneak attacks like this are precisely the way indoctrination works in 2010.

The most prominent search engines reach millions of viewers. Their editors are fully aware that polemics disguised as reports will sway the undecided in a sound-byte culture wherein titles are sometimes the only words that many folks digest.

By this fashion, the neo-socialist perspective is injected into countless educational and entertainment materials and forms conventional wisdom thereafter.

The Yahoo.com journalist did not waste time in getting to his theme. He cited another source who denounced Paul the Younger as being “repulsive to people in the mainstream” and as having “an unacceptable view of civil rights.”

The pressman moved on to Maddow, but only after referencing a NPR Q & A in which the activist/host posited the fallacious question, “Just how conservative, how radical, how extremist are you?”

To the coat-and-tie radical, such a query is the essence of fairness, but Paul should have retorted, “Not at all. I believe in liberty and have never met or promoted Van Jones.”

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