Rand Paul's anonymous accuser
Without evidence, the "kidnapping" tale is an example of what media consumers should automatically disbelieve
So Rand Paul felt obliged to deny an accusation that he kidnapped a Baylor University swim teammate and forced her to smoke dope.
I believe him. I believed him before he said he didn't do it.
Why? Because the accusation is about something that allegedly happened some 27 years ago, and his accuser is staying anonymous. Sadly, GQ magazine -- which published an otherwise interesting (and better-sourced) account of Paul's, uh, socially active college years -- went with this tale.
Even more sadly, the state of American media is such that the accusation has made its way into the mainstream. Bloggers and traditional journalists alike have quoted the GQ piece and given it credence it absolutely hasn't earned. Anonymous sources deserve no credibility unless they provide evidence.
I hope Paul wins in November, because I find his politics refreshing and enlightening in many ways.
THE MSM IS DEMONIZING RAND PAUL. THE ESTABLISHMENT IS AFRAID OF THE NEW LIBERTARIAN MOVEMENT. THESE ARE THE SAME BUNCH WHO WENT ALONG WITH THE WMD LIE THAT BROUGHT US IRAQ. DO NOT FALL FOR IT.