The Young Turks: The 'Sinister Genius' of the Ron Paul Campaign
AlterNet's own Adele Stan appeared last night on "The Young Turks" (Current TV), debating Gary Chartier, also a progressive, on the merits of the Ron Paul campaign.
"The sinister genius of the Ron Paul agenda," Stan said, "is that there's this one piece of the agenda -- the anti-war rhetoric -- that acts as a siren call to progressives and turns off their brain to the rest of the agenda."
In a discussion moderated by host Cenk Uygur, Chartier suggested that Ron Paul's anti-war rhetoric and stance on civil liberties trumped other aspects of his agenda, which Stan argues (and has been reporting for months), is anti-African-American, anti-woman and anti-gay. (Stan's recent AlterNet essay examines how and why Ron Paul could win next week's Iowa Caucuses.)
This clip is edited, and misses Uygur's comprehensive set-up piece on the racist newsletters issued under Paul's name in the 1980s and 90s.