December 21st, 2011
10:45 PM ET

Video: KTH: Ron Paul and racist newsletters

Ron Paul is questioned by Gloria Borger about racist articles printed in a newsletter published under his name in the 1980s and 90s.

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Filed under: Gloria Borger • Keeping Them Honest • Ron Paul
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  1. Dave

    I like Keeping Them Honest segments. But to include pundits in the segment only cheapened the report and chastened its influence on (this) viewers. I don't believe Ron Paul endorses those views. I believe CNN ought to be more fair and balance in its reporting. Ron Paul's positions on race and justice are clear, courageous and consistent and his record deserves more than "in all fairness to Ron Paul...." during the last 5 seconds of a segment that seeks to discredit him.

    December 28, 2011 at 2:53 am |
  2. Katy Brown

    Even if he was a racist, Ron Paul's strict adherence to the constitution guarantees that he will defend my constitutional rights. I d rather have that than an affirmative action guy who bars my right to due process because of an accusation of "terrorism". Gotta have your priorities and I choose freedom and liberty.. not some big government that will waste my tax dollars to start World War 3 with Iran. The Republicans are screwed if they keep treating Ron Paul unfairly. If Ron doesn't get nominated, they will lose most of the party as they follow Ron Paul.

    December 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  3. derek

    Ron Paul in multiple debates has clearly stated how unfair the justice system is towards minorities,but not once during this and other interviews about the newsletters has CNN or other networks showed those clips to keep the story balanced in any way.Keep them honest Anderson and point that out,not to mention the multple speechs and events he`s attended where he clearly states the same and more,which totally disprove any notion that he`s a racist.As a Canadian i can see this is just an attempt to paint the only sane and rational candidate the GOP has as a racist.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  4. Charles Richard

    The first time the media are talking about Ron Paul after totally ignoring him since the beginning of the campaign, it is to talk about totally futile stuff...

    December 22, 2011 at 8:56 am |
  5. Henry Hub

    It look like the Zionist controlled news media is starting to get concerned about Ron Paul. The completely ignored him for years. Now that he is gaining in the polls they are switching to the attack. It is kind of pathetic that the best they can do is to keep repeating the same questions about a 20 year old news letter. As Mahatma Gandhi said "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." Ron Paul is going to win!!

    December 22, 2011 at 8:40 am |
  6. Katy Brown

    I don't care if he's a racist... as long as he can get rid of the IRS and the Federal Reserve and all the other wasteful government departments.. I'm good. We do not need big government.. big government will start World War 3.

    December 22, 2011 at 7:39 am |
  7. Kyle B.

    This was to be expected with Dr. Paul's recent climb in the Iowa polls. The spotlight is on him now and so the biased liberal media will do what they can to eliminate the threat. Paul has been so consistent and is such a clean politician that the media shows their despiration in bringing up a subject that was addressed by Dr. Paul himself more than a decade ago and written twenty-two years ago. The Congressman has said numerous times, as he did in this "interview" that he didn't write them and doesn't condone them. If one is truly concerned about the legitimacy of his response, look at his record. Just like if someone is accused of a crime, the evidence is reviewed, and the suspects record is considered. Ron Paul has an unprecedented record of consistent support, voting, and campaigning for the liberty of ALL. Nothing is documented in written or spoken word of him giving special privledges of liberty to a certain race, nor tyranny towards another. Unlike the media, the PEOPLE need to do their due dilligence and consider all of the facts in complete context. There will always be accusations and we have all been accused of things that are untrue. When we are in these situations, we hope that others will consider our past as a testiment to the validity of an accusations. Let's grant others the same respect.

    December 22, 2011 at 3:14 am |