Ron Paul Liked His Newsletter in 1995

Ron Paul’s claim that he didn’t know about the racist content of the newsletter published under his name in the 1980s and ’90s is looking shaky a day after he stormed out of an interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger. “Why don’t you go back and look at what I said yesterday on CNN and what I’ve said for 20 something years, 22 years ago?” he told Borger when asked about the newsletter. People did, and they found a 1995 C-Span interview in which he described the newsletter as a passion project after his career in Congress, a “political type of business, investment newsletter.” And in a 1996 interview with the Dallas Morning News, he didn’t deny authorship of the racist statements but said they had to be read in context.