(I have been saying for a while that Lew Rockwell was the author of the racist articles in the Ron Paul newsletters and here is some confirmation (for what it is worth in an election year with RP still somewhat in the running). As I have also stated, it is even worse if Ron allowed these articles in his newsletter in some kind of attempt to garner political support as well as financial gain and as it turns out that is exactly what he was doing. ““It was playing on a growing racial tension, economic tension, fear of government,’’ the source stated “I’m not saying Ron believed this stuff. It was good copy. Ron Paul is a shrewd businessman.’’” Renae Hathway)
by Muriel Kane, Raw Story
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has consistently denied having written — or even read — the inflammatory racist and anti-gay remarks that went out under his name in newsletters he published in the early 1990s. Although numerous associates agree that Paul does not hold racist views, however, it appears that he may have known more about the racist articles than he has been willing to admit.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that three people with first-hand knowledge of Paul’s operations say “he was deeply involved in the company that produced the newsletters, Ron Paul & Associates, and closely monitored its operations, signing off on articles and speaking to staff members virtually every day.”
“It was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the final product. … He would proof it,’’ former company secretary Renae Hathway told the Post.
According to these sources, the main author of the racist passages was Lew Rockwell, who was then the vice president of Paul’s company.
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