New York Times proves it is terrified of Rand Paul in new hit piece

On Saturday, the New York Times published a lengthy article about Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) that read a lot more like an op-ed written by a Paul-detractor than a news story appearing in the paper’s ‘Politics’ section. In “Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance,” writers Sam Tanehaus and Jim Rutenberg look at Sen. Paul’s past and speculate about his future as they reveal just how worried the left must be about his chances in 2016.

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“The New York Times has an article on Rand Paul that is absolutely amazing. They are so afraid of this guy, so afraid of him,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And this is not an op-ed piece… They called him every name under the sun… They have made him into the worst monster… They are terrified of Rand Paul. Terrified of him.”

“I’m not as big a Rand Paul supporter as you are,” Pat added. “But this is a hatchet job.”

You don’t need to read any further than the opening paragraph to understand the purpose and tone of the article. Tanehaus and Rutenberg write:

The libertarian faithful — antitax activists and war protesters, John Birch Society members and a smattering of “truthers” who suspect the government’s hand in the 2001 terrorist attacks — gathered last September, eager to see the rising star of their movement.

“I actually stopped and laughed out loud,” Glenn said. “[Then] sent this to Pat and Stu last night and said, ‘Look at how afraid they are.’”

While Sen. Paul refers to himself as a “Libertarian Republican,” the article points to Sen. Paul’s admission that he considers his father, former Texas congressman Ron Paul, his “hero” as proof he is far more libertarian than Republican. Furthermore, the piece explains his father’s involvement in the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Alabama.

According to the article:

Some scholars affiliated with the Mises Institute have combined dark biblical prophecy with apocalyptic warnings that the nation is plunging toward economic collapse and cultural ruin. Others have championed the Confederacy. One economist, while faulting slavery because it was involuntary, suggested in an interview that the daily life of the enslaved was “not so bad — you pick cotton and sing songs.”

But, not to worry, the writers are quick to remind us that Sen. Paul “says he abhors racism, has never visited the institute and should not have to answer for the more extreme views of all of those in the libertarian orbit.”


“This is a coordinated attack. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz are surrounded by people on both sides of the aisle in Washington DC. All of the power brokers hate those guys… We won’t cover for them. We will not make excuses for them if they make a mistake, if they go off the rails. But we want you to know that we will also expose the truth about those who are writing things like this in the New York Times,” Glenn concluded. “All the news that’s fit to print… It’s not fit to print. It’s not fit to read. Nobody wants to read it. It screams fear. They are afraid of freedom.”

Read the entire New York Times article HERE.

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • bucketnutz

    If Rand can co-opt his Father following to his side, he would be unstopable

    • Stacy J. Sawyer


      ☭☭☭ ☭☭�☭ ☭☭☭☭ ☭☭☭￷☭ ☭☭☭☭That’s anti-tax! Sending hard earned money to an offshore account so that a greedy money-grubbing socialist government can’t steal it…isn’t illegal! At least not yet.

      • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I can’t stand the “anti-tax advocates” moniker to label tea party types and conservatives in general. It’s “anti-taxation with representation.” Obamacare, which affects us all, not just the rich, is an example of taxation without representation. I’m a registered Republican voter. I’m not racist, I don’t inflict violence on other people, I don’t commit tax fraud in any way, I don’t hate liberals despite the fact that they hate me, and most importantly, most (not all) conservatives are just like me in all these respects. If the Left wants to demonize the wealthy over this “fair share” taxation, remember, waiters, waitresses, and bartenders don’t report all of their tips. In fact I haven’t met any individual performing these tasks who’s EVER told me that they report all of their tips. Why isn’t the Left getting mad about this? That’s illegal! That’s anti-tax! Sending hard earned money to an offshore account so that a greedy money-grubbing socialist government can’t steal it…isn’t illegal! At least not yet.

    • BlueMN

      You got to vote, not just for President but for the HR and Senate, governor and other state and local offices too, just because your guy lost does not make taxes, “taxation without representation.”

      Now, wipe away those tears for billionaires. They sleep comfortably surrounded by giant piles of money while servants (non-tipped) gently fan them with palm leaves all night.

      • Anonymous

        What, they can’t afford air conditioning?

      • Anonymous

        Class envy doesn’t put food on the table, sorry.

      • Angela Heslip

        Do you not understand yet that the liberal agenda of socialism is communism and Marxist…do you not understand that both sides have screwed the pooch so to speak when it comes to fiscal policy for the last 30 yrs. Can you not look at Detroit understanding that it has been run by Liberal Democrats for 50 yrs and it has gone bankrupt? Socialism grows an already elite corporate structure and continues the expansion of a poor lower class. if you understand that both sides work off of a parrallel agenda..then the roles of individual politicians becomes irrelevant. Repubs and Dems are all in on by silence or collusion.

  • Sam Fisher

    Run Liberals run!

  • Sam Fisher

    You know Rand Paul is a great pick if the New York Times go after him. It only makes me want to vote for him even more.

    • melissa


    • Anonymous

      Me too.

  • LogicDefined

    Actually, Glenn, you should not have given the NYT’s piece credibility. As you read that over the air today (I listened to it twice), it was my opinion if someone was surfing channels on the radio, they would have thought YOU were voicing YOUR opinion about Rand Paul. There are idiots who won’t bother to check further to see if the things ‘you said’ were true. And while I’m at it, I am a John Bircher. The tone you used today in speaking about them gave me the impression you believe them to be included in a group just a notch above Neanderthals (knuckle-draggers). I suggest you visit their website to see exactly what they support and the work they do before you make them sound like kooks. I’ve been a Bircher since the 60s. They are possibly more American than you. Check them out. Just visit their website. They are pro 2nd amendment, anti-amnesty, do a great service in letting citizens know where their representatives stand on important issues, provide free faxing to contact them, and many other vital and critically important issues. Here’s a video. Hoping it not against the rules to post. It’s been awhile since I read the rules. I suggest viewing the “Issues” first.

    • Anonymous

      Dittoes from a Bircher and Ron Paul supporter since the ’80s.

  • Stephan Bruno

    The only reason why Glenn is becoming more accepting to Gays, women and etc… is because his dishrag of a network wants to get on Comcast, Warmer, or Cox. Fake all the way.

    • asybot

      jealous much?

    • Anonymous

      Can you please state your reasons for why Glenn shouldn’t be aired by all of the cable outlets? Surely you aren’t promoting that the freedom of speech and the press doesn’t apply to one of your fellow Americans, right?

      • BlueMN

        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
        prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
        speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
        assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

        Congress isn’t stopping Beck from being on cable outlets nor was it stopping some guy from being on a duck show. Cable companies are expressing their own free speech by choosing to air or not air some channels. Why is it that the self-proclaimed “defenders of the Constitution” don’t know the US Constitution?

        • Anonymous

          I just asked Stephan Bruno what he thought. Really didn’t solicit your soapbox rant. I know Congress isn’t stopping him. I know my Constitution too thank you very much. Were you going to say something I didn’t know?

        • Anonymous

          Its about the spirit of free speech in our country, its a shame a person can’t voice their opinions on a tv show or channel that anyone can choose to, or not to watch. They are just silencing the opinions they dont like

          Im sure you would be disappointed too if anything supporting your views on gays and women was essencially banned from television


    yeah anyone the New York ‘wipe my hiny” rips is a good fit for America. The NewYork times outing someone is like calling me a gd fearing gun toting pro- life conservative1 HOORAY

  • Rollo McFloogle

    Anyone try to find the context of a lot of their quotes? They cherry picked them completely out of context, making it seem as though the members of the Mises Institute support the Confederacy and slavery.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t know of anyone else that could make them afraid, that is one of the many reasons I like him. Someone I’m not afraid will back down or let us down.

  • Anonymous

    Sound very similar to what Glenn Beck did when he interviewed Debra Medina.

  • Firey Hooks

    Considering the responsibility, discipline, and persistent effort required to succeed in a free country, it is little wonder that many find it tempting to forgo liberty’s burden for the relative ease of plunder.

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