“Kidnapping” charge bogus as yet another hyped PR stunt to discredit Kentucky primary winner falls flat on its face
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Friday, August 13, 2010
The latest media hoax targeting Kentucky primary winner Rand Paul has exploded in the establishment’s face after a claim that Paul “kidnapped” a woman during a college prank was revealed to be completely mischaracterized, showing once again how desperate the system is to discredit Paul and prevent him from leading a populist revolt against the status quo.
The corporate media has now launched no less than three hyped or outright manufactured “controversies” in an effort to tear down Paul’s popularity in the less than three months since he won the Kentucky primary.
The system is scared stiff of what Paul represents because he is a true constitutionalist with a real chance of winning in October after having brushed aside establishment Republican candidate Trey Grayson back in May.
On the very night of his primary success, the media kicked into high gear and instantly tried to characterize Paul as a hypocrite and a racist elitist simply because he held his victory celebration at a country club.
When this attempt to smear Paul fell flat on its face, the Civil Rights sideshow was ramped up, with MSNBC airing eight different segments totaling 37 minutes with every single guest attacking Rand Paul as a closet racist who wanted to repeal the Civil Rights Act, something which he never said. Indeed, although Paul expressed a nuanced view on the Civil Rights Act, he made it clear that he would not vote to repeal it. This didn’t stop Rachel Maddow and MSNBC from publishing an out of context script in a crass stunt to make it appear as if Paul had answered “yes” to Maddow’s question about whether businesses should have the right not to serve black people.
But with Paul still maintaining a healthy lead over his Democratic rival Jack Conway, the establishment was forced to launch its third absurd smear attack in as many months, by manufacturing a national controversy out of the claims of an anonymous woman who talked to GQ Magazine about a college prank Paul was involved in 30 years ago, alleging that Paul had “kidnapped” the woman and forced her to take drugs.
The hoax was unraveled when the woman later admitted to the Washington Post that she was not kidnapped, she was not forced drugged, and that “the whole thing has been blown out of proportion” because she willingly went along with the prank, which on the face of it
is mild tomfoolery when measured against similar college hazing pranks performed today.
“That characterization of events supports Paul’s claim that, as he told Fox News yesterday, “No, I never was involved with kidnapping. No, I never was involved with forcibly drugging people,” concedes the Post.
“It is satisfying to see the libelous and grossly irresponsible charges of kidnapping completely shot down,” Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton told the Post. “It remains puzzling to us why the drive-by media continues to focus on an alleged 30 year old teenage prank when our nation faces high unemployment, a thirteen trillion dollar debt and are threatened with a Cap and Trade national energy tax.”
But that’s not good enough for the Washington Post, who, with the “kidnap” hoax now firmly distinguished, still insist that Paul jokingly telling a college friend 30 years ago to “worship the Aqua Buddha,” is an issue of national importance, even as America enters a third great depression.
Perhaps if rather than engaging in such an apparently horrendous prank as asking someone to smoke pot, Paul had instead lied naked in a coffin masterbating while kissing skulls and screaming as people like George W. Bush and John Kerry did at Yale for their Skull and Bones initiation, then the mainstream media wouldn’t have made such a big deal out of it.
Barely a week goes by within which Tea Party candidates, their supporters, or conservative media outlets are not the target of a manufactured smear, an attempted set-up, or another fabricated hoax, enthusiastically peddled by the corporate media ad infinitum.
This latest Rand Paul hoax arrives on the back of Obama campaign volunteer and long term Democratic operative Tyler Collins attempting to portray Paul’s supporters as racists by dressing up in a tin-foil hat and adopting a slack-jawed accent while carrying signs opposing illegal immigration.
The provocateur was caught out by an attendee at the Fancy Farm political celebration in Kentucky who claimed he saw the man speaking with supporters and campaign officials of Paul’s opponent for the Kentucky Senate, Jack Conway, shortly before making his way into the crowds. Collins was later seen marching with fellow Conway supporters.
The Louisville Courier Journal even used footage of the man, portraying him as a legitimate Rand Paul supporter, in a video report about the event.
Another hoax revolved around what is one of the biggest platforms for anti-establishment candidates, the Drudge Report website, which back in March was falsely accused by Senate Democrats of serving malware viruses to its visitors, which in fact were coming from third party ad scripts. The New York Times and many other websites have inadvertently infected visitors with Malware viruses, but Democrats in the Senate seemed only interested in linking the viruses to Drudge in an effort to prevent people from visiting the website.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R.-Okla.), dismissed the flap as an overhyped ploy to stop Senate staff from reading Drudge, “Because Drudge comes out with really good stuff and we want them to access the Drudge Report. We’re on the Drudge Report about half the time.”
Given the establishment left’s ceaseless attempts to frame Tea Party activists, and particularly Rand Paul, who is seen by many as the true voice of the Tea Party, expect to see many more dirty tricks and brazen hoaxes pulled before the midterm elections.
The corporate media has proven itself to be morally bankrupt in vigorously peddling hoax after hoax in an attempt to shoot down Ron Paul’s campaign. They are doing so not because any of the manufactured controversies hold any merit or importance, but because Paul’s grass roots candidacy represents a fundamental threat to the status quo in Washington.
Paul needs to file libel and slander lawsuits to send a message that more hoaxes, stunts, and set-ups will not be tolerated.
In the interests of time-saving, we’ve gone to the trouble of offering a selection of controversies which we made up out of thin air that the establishment can select from next time they attempt to smear Rand Paul.
- Rand Paul was the gunman behind the grassy knoll who shot JFK.
- Rand Paul convinced LeBron James to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Rand Paul was responsible for blowing up the BP oil well.
- Rand Paul, and not Yoko Ono, caused the Beatles to break up.
- Rand Paul is an 18 million year old space reptoid from the planet pop tart.
Although some of the above facts may sound a little far fetched, we were assured that they were true by an “anonymous source,” so we are now going to seriously debate how this will affect Paul’s Senatorial campaign for a good week or two, before quietly admitting that it’s all nonsense – but only after the mud has stuck of course.
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