Remember the Journolist scandal, where a large group of liberal writers conspired to coordinate their messages against conservatives in the media?
Apparently the neoconservatives have one too. Of course, I'm not invited, but what else besides a coordinated attack would explain the quantity and timing of today's pieces on Jack Hunter and by proxy, Rand Paul?
Here's a partial list;
Rachel Weiner, Published: July 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm, Washington Post
Rand Paul aide has history of racial comments
Jennifer Rubin, Published: July 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm, Washington Post
Rand Paul’s newest problem
Jonathon Chait, Published: July 9, 2013 at 11:49 AM, New York Magazine
Racists Love Ron and Rand Paul for Some Reason
Alex Seitz-Wald, Published: Jul 9, 2013 08:30 AM PST, Salon.com
Rand Paul’s team has another white supremacist
Seth Mandel, Published: Jul 9, 2013, 12:50 PM, CommentaryMagazine.com
Rand Paul, the “Southern Avenger,” and the End of the Benefit of the Doubt
That's only a partial list, but it seems to be an awfully big coincidence that so many 'independent thinkers" decided upon the same theme, and published within 45 minutes of each other.
I hope Rand Paul notice this. So far, he's shown to be a much better politician than his dad, so i haven't lost all faith yet. But we can't win this battle if we're always playing defense, something the GOP in general never seems to acknowledge.
But that isn't what this is. Don't believe me? Look at the related posts featured at the bottom. Just yesterday, Paul was all over the news for attacking the neocons on foreign policy.
Again, I'm not big on coincidences. It sure looks to me like he has them playing defense, which is a good thing. It would be better if we had more media on our side, but nobody ever said the big government would go gently into that good night.
As we saw with the Hagel confirmation, the GOP Trotskyites do not hesitate to team up with the Democrats on their anti-small government messaging, and if all Paul ever did was react, then the battle would be lost. Again.
But again, that's not what this is.
Anybody for starting up Journoliberty? Let us know how we can help.