With support for Rep. Ron Paul growing in the early caucus state of Iowa, a new report is once again calling attention to Paul’s connection to a newsletter that referred to Israel an “aggressive, national socialist state,” and suggested that the Mossad was responsible for the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
James Kirchick, writing in The Weekly Standard, reports on a defunct newsletter bearing the Texas congressman and presidential candidate’s name — a publication whose racist, homophobic and anti-Israel content Paul has disavowed, but one that reportedly earned him millions of dollars.
The newsletter, alternately titled Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, the Ron Paul Political Report, the Ron Paul Survival Report, hailed a “coming race war,” called Martin Luther King Jr. “the world-class philanderer,” and stated that AIDS patients should be barred from eating in restaurants, according to Kirchick’s piece. The article relies heavily on a 2008 New Republic piece also written by Kirchick.
The New York Times quotes Paul’s deputy campaign manager as saying that the candidate “did not write, edit or authorize” the pieces in these namesake publications.