MSNBC correspondent David Shuster today compared Ron Paul to a
terrorist on live television commenting that the presidential
candidate represents "the Al Qaeda wing of the Republican
Shuster, a regular on Hardball with Chris Matthews
and other MSNBC programs was responding to comments Matthews himself
had made during an appearance on the Jay Leno show.
Matthews stated that the GOP candidates could be
compared to tribal factions in Iraq, commenting that that that
Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson are like "the fanatics, the
Shia wing" while Rudy Giuliani and John McCain are "the
more moderate Sunnis", with Romney as "the Kurd".
To describe Rudy Giuliani as "more moderate"
is a joke in itself but that is beside the point.
When this exchange was reviewed this morning on
MSNBC with Joe Scarborough, Shuster waded in and blurted out "I
think it's a great analogy, I mean Ron Paul is the Al Qaeda wing
of the Republican party". Shuster then began to smirk and
laugh as the two anchors attempted to wriggle their way out of
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So there you have it, the mainstream media, in the
form of GE owned MSNBC, literally saying Ron Paul is Al Qaeda.
Despite the fact that Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate
who advocates a complete withdrawal from Iraq, despite the fact
that Ron Paul is the only candidate advancing a humble foreign
policy, despite the fact that Ron Paul is the only candidate to
denounce the concept of preemptive war, he is somehow compared
At the core of Ron Paul's message lies the unimpeded
freedom of the individual in America, the very aspect of life
we are told on a daily basis by the same mainstream media is the
reason "Al Qaeda" wants to kill us all.
Never mind, Ron Paul is Al Qaeda, just accept it.
The sad thing is many people listening to Shuster's idiocy will.