Devotes large portion of programming to latest smear attempt
December 30, 2011
Last night MSNBC host Chris Matthews spent a large portion of his Hardball program attempting to destroy Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.
In an embarrassing display of partisanship and outright bias, Matthews poked into every avenue he could in an attempt to paint Paul up as a delusional, paranoid, racist conspiracy theorist. Any non discerning viewers may well have gone away believing Paul was Satan himself when Matthews was finished.
After every sorry attempt to defame Paul, Matthews turned to his bewildered looking guests for reassurance that Paul was indeed a demon sent from the depths of hell to destroy humanity and plunge the planet into eternal darkness.
Watch the segment below:
After dredging up the already thoroughly debunked “racist” newsletters non-issue (Matthews loves injecting phony race talking points into his programming) Matthews switched tack to the latest media driven smear attempt against Paul, namely that he endorses deluded “conspiracy theories”.
Quoting the neo-con insider James Kirchick, who wrote a vicious piece in the New York Times yesterday, Matthews went on to suggest that Ron Paul not only endorses 9/11 truth, but is a fully fledged truther himself.
Paul has never even addressed the issue of 9/11 truth, but what is more troubling is that fact that Matthews equates the absolute fact that the US government had intelligence ahead of time of the 9/11 plot – an issue Paul is clearly aware of – with the idea that “George Bush was pushing some sort of button that blew up the World Trade Center.”
Matthews chastised Paul for “not repudiating” theories about 9/11 when given a chance. In reality, Paul said that he is far too focused on other issues to attempt to answer questions about 9/11 truth.
Matthews then went on the attack again, stating “Ron Paul is also a repeated guest on the radio show of Alex Jones” before playing a clip of the Congressman speaking to Jones recently about the alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
Matthews highlighted the fact that Paul suggested that the incident could have been a “propaganda stunt” perpetrated by the Obama administration, yet failed to explain that this this assertion was first made by retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer, whose source for making the claim was an FBI insider.
Indeed, far from being an out-there conspiracy theory, the New York Times itself entertained the notion that the incident was potentially a propaganda stunt, reporting how the dubious nature of the plot caused “a wave of puzzlement and skepticism from some foreign leaders and outside experts.”
Anyone who spends more than five minutes looking into these ridiculous assertions made by Matthews and others against Ron Paul, will quickly discover that the Congressman is not the deluded paranoid, and the reality is quite the opposite. Matthews and his ilk operate in a world of lies and spin, and their output has one aim only – to forward their own deluded agenda.
Matthews routinely urges his viewers to believe that anyone who is skeptical of, or expresses disdain toward, anything the government does is psychologically insane.
He has admitted himself that he analyzes politics “from a Marxist perspective” and that his idol is Communist ideologue Saul Alinsky. In other words, he is an extreme left wing radical and routinely goes after anyone who does not share his outright Communist views.
Ron Paul, on the other hand, is concerned with keeping the federal government in check, protecting liberty, upholding the Constitution, ending unauthorized wars and the occupation of foreign nations, healing the economy and restoring sound money. Which of these agendas sounds deluded to you?
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