The New York Times “discovers” Ron Paul and treats him fairly! On page A1 of the print edition, no less.
This would have been unthinkable in the Mother Ship of the liberal mainstream media just a short while ago. As one very specific example of the change in tone, note that the Times refers to “his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008,” rather than “his quixotic campaign….” What a difference one word (or lack thereof) makes!
What has happened in the past couple of years, of course, is that (1) the Tea Party he started has grown to become a national political force (even though it’s not pure-Ron Paul any longer), (2) the fiscal conservatism he has always championed is now a national obsession, (3) the American public has soured on our Afghan misadventure, which is sinking the American Empire the way it sank the Soviet Empire, and (4) the GOP has finally relented and let him become chairman of the monetary subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve, among other things.
Forget the investigations promised by Rep. Darrell Issa. I want to see Rep. Paul subpoena Ben Bernanke!10:57 am on December 13, 2010 Email David Franke