Dec 21 2011
[UPDATED] Ron Paul storms off CNN set after being asked why he blamed Israel for the 1993 terror attack on the World Trade Center
Ron Paul was noticeably miffed at the CNN reporter’s questions about the uber-racist newsletter he published for many years that was endorsed by the American Nazi party. But he refused to even comment on his antisemitic and untrue statements about Israel, and abruptly left.
Live Leak Ron Paul has a long and disturbing history of racialism and anti-Semitism. During an appearance on Chris Matthews’ ‘Hardball’ TV program on MSNBC a few years ago, Paul defended earlier comments regarding the 1964 Civil Rights Act, saying he would have voted against the Act in Congress because it imposed on the personal rights of private business owners.
Paul had published a plethora of newsletters over his political career with names including Ron Paul’s Freedom Report, Ron Paul Political Report, The Ron Paul Survival Report, among many others. In 1991, a Paul-controlled newsletter praised ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. “Duke lost the [Senate] election [in Louisiana], but he scared the blazes out of the Establishment,” it stated.
Paul also has expressed hostility toward the Jews. According to the Philadelphia Jewish Voice, Paul refused to return a campaign contribution in 2008 from white supremacist and notorious anti-Semite Don Black. Paul has reportedly called Israel “evil” and has alleged that the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, might have blown up the World Trade Center in 1993. In 1987, an edition of Paul’s Investment Letter described Israel as “an aggressive, national socialist (Nazi) state.”