Andrew Sullivan ♥ Ron Paul. Why? They do have a few things in common, racism being the primary commonality. And now that Sullivan has made his move, he is very self-righteously angry at FOXNews's Chris Wallace, because the Republican Media Establishment mentioned Rep. Paul's racist past. Close to home, Sully?
Notice how Wallace is entirely of the Republican Media Establishment. They (and his boss, Roger Ailes) have decided quite consciously to erase Ron Paul from coverage, or have discussion of him (as with Hannity's dredging up the old racist newsletters as the first item when discussing Paul last night) loaded immediately with scorn, and derision.
After all, racism disappears w/ time. Indeed, anything that may have been said or reported way back there in the '90s is over & should be forgotten. How dare they bring up someone's past, as if it had meaning? Like that Bell Curve stuff, which Andy has completely forgotten. Oh, he hasn't? He's still beating that horse? (Perfectly OK when Andy brings it up himself, of course. Because then it's not racism, it's sciencism!)
— M. Bouffant (Also here.)